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Neil Shortland, Senior Research Associate, Criminal Justice, Center for Terrorism & Security Studies


Neil Shortland is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies (CTSS) at Umass Lowell. He works alongside Professor John Horgan and Professor James Forest to develop and perform research relevant to national security and counter terrorism. Neil also teaches the undergraduate course for International and domestic terrorism. His research involves terrorist disengagement and emerging issues in counter-terrorism such as insider threat and the implications of cyberspace for terrorist behaviour and radicalization. He has previously served as a subject matter expert to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence on malevolent creativity and innovation, and made numerous media appearances in response to the Boston Bombings and the foiled Al-Qaeda plot to de-rail trains in Canada.

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