CREST: Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats

Lead Research Organisation: Lancaster University
Department Name: Psychology

Abstract

The social sciences have made important contributions to our understanding of security threats and the skills and technologies that can mitigate them. However, these contributions have yet to achieve their full impact on practice for two reasons. First, they draw on a diverse set of disciplinary perspectives and epistemologies, and are rarely understood holistically. As a result, there remains much to be learned from their systematic integration. Second, many contributions have been made without a full appreciation of the challenges and constraints faced by the security and intelligence agencies. There is thus a need to facilitate researcher-stakeholder exchanges that promote understanding and empower researchers to make impactful contributions.

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) will deliver a world-class, interdisciplinary portfolio of activity that maximises the value of social science to countering threats to national security. CREST brings together leading researchers from seven disciplines, government and industry stakeholders, and communication specialists to coordinate an international network of excellence that delivers five Agendas. These Agendas seek to enhance the skills and understanding of agency practitioners, develop capacity and capability in academia, build mutual understanding between stakeholders and academia, and maximise the impact of social science research and analysis.

The KNOWLEDGE SYNTHESIS AGENDA will deliver state-of-the-art reviews that address key stakeholder questions by mapping out the evidence base and by providing policy and 'best practice' recommendations. Each participating Institution will lead one of five programmes: Actors and narratives; Ideas, beliefs and values in social context; Understanding and countering online behaviour; Eliciting information; and, Protective security and risk assessment.

The ORIGINAL RESEARCH AGENDA will build on Knowledge Synthesis by generating theoretically motivated, high-quality new research that either addresses gaps identified in the existing literature, or demonstrates the operational relevance of existing knowledge to stakeholder contexts.

As part of the Knowledge Synthesis and Original Research Agendas, £1.89m of CREST's funds will support COMMISSIONED ACTIVITIES, including synthetic reviews, workshops, toolkit development, and research projects. Funds will be allocated via a transparent and competitive process that delivers scientific excellence, stakeholder relevance, and value for money.

With support from an Advisory Board and Programme Ambassadors, the COMMUNICATION AGENDA will use a range of innovative media (e.g. video briefings, interactive toolkits) to ensure that outputs from the Knowledge Synthesis and Original Research Agendas are communicated effectively to a range of audiences. Target audiences include intelligence officers to improve operational effectiveness, policy makers to support evidence-based policy, industry to help generate sector growth, and the public at large to increase awareness of the challenges faced within the UK.

The NETWORKING AGENDA will deliver a range of events (e.g. workshops, 'hackathons') that support interaction between research and stakeholder communities at both strategic and grass-roots levels. These events will be designed to draw together a community of contributors whose breadth goes beyond traditional boundaries and whose interaction leads to new and innovative contributions to theory and practice.

The CAPACITY-BUILDING AGENDA will ensure the long-term sustainability of CREST while also delivering a step-change in capability in three areas: (1) the next generation of researchers and educators within the discipline (e.g. through PhD training); (2) the formal professional development of officers in the intelligence agencies (e.g. through online training, secondments); and, (3) the economic effectiveness of industry (e.g. SMEs) through knowledge exchange.

Planned Impact

CREST's activities are designed to bring a step change in the understanding and evidence base available to stakeholders and public audiences. The KNOWLEDGE SYNTHESIS AGENDA will deliver state-of-the-art reviews framed to address stakeholder questions, while the ORIGINAL RESEARCH AGENDA will develop this evidence base in areas identified by stakeholders as being of the uppermost importance. The COMMUNICATIONS and NETWORK AGENDAS provide the platform for wide impact both by guaranteeing that existing research reaches its beneficiaries and by promoting new dialogues between parties interested in a range of practice and policy issues.

Benefits

The benefits of CREST's activities include:
- More Informed Decisions. Our KNOWLEDGE SYNTHESIS AGENDA will translate research evidence into practical insights that stakeholders can easily use
- Improved Accountability. The evidence base provided by our outputs will strengthen the basis on which stakeholders form their practices and policies
- New Practices. Our ORIGINAL RESEARCH AGENDA will develop practices that are more effective and efficient (e.g. for interviewing)
- Better Value for Money. By documenting the basis of our guidance, stakeholders can consider their local constraints and identify the solution most appropriate for them
- Public Reassurance. Sharing knowledge about the effectiveness of security practices (in ways that do not compromise security) will help the public gain an understanding of, and confidence in, the work of the responsible agencies

Beneficiaries

The UK SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES, the National Crime Agency, the Research, Information and Communications Unit (RICU), and the Police Services of the UK and Northern Ireland are the principal beneficiaries. The Actors and Narratives and Ideas, Beliefs and Values in Social Context Programmes will enhance investigators' understanding of the aetiology of extremism and other threats. The Understanding and Countering Online Behaviour and Eliciting Information Programmes will improve a range of investigative and operational capabilities in face-to-face and online contexts. The Protective Security and Risk Assessment Programme will enhance the tools and evidence available to the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure and wider commerce seeking to protect against threats.

INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES, particularly those within the 5EYES community, will also benefit in the ways described above. For example, the Eliciting Information Programme will make significant contributions to practice within the FBI's High-Value Interrogation Group. Similarly, the Ideas, Beliefs and Values in Social Context Programme will support the Australian Government's 2014 CVE programme and its emphasis on working with communities.

POLICY MAKERS tasked with delivering the UK Government's CONTEST strategy, particularly the PURSUE and PREVENT pillars, will benefit from original research that sheds light on effective, ethical methods of investigation and prevention. They will also benefit from opportunities to solicit expert feedback at CREST's networking events.

RESEARCH UNITS/LABORATORIES such as Dstl will benefit in two main ways. First, the Knowledge Synthesis outputs will reduce the need for in-house reviewing, expediting project start-up times and freeing resource for classified research. Second, our original research findings will provide 'benchmarks' against which to evaluate in-house solutions, while the data itself may provide a 'test standard' for evaluating new solutions offered by vendors.

SMALL-MEDIUM ENTERPRISES developing technologies relevant to national security will benefit from the opportunities for engagement provided by our Network Agenda, as well as opportunities for accessing academic excellence provided by our Capacity-Building Agenda. They will particularly gain from engaging in offered collaborative studentships, which will facilitate access to world-class research at low cost.
 
Title Artwork drawn for CREST products 
Description CREST's Communication's assistant regularly creates images to accompany the research brief/story. These are all available from Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/crestresearch/ 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact A free-to-use image bank that supports researchers communicate their work: https://www.flickr.com/photos/crestresearch/ 
URL http://www.flickr.com/photos/crestresearch/
 
Description CREST's activities have significantly exceeded this year's objectives, as set out in our 2016/17 forward plan and accompanying KPIs.

1.1 Address key stakeholder questions by reviewing the state-of-the-art
We completed five synthetic reviews over this year. These were: a review of the role of political and religious organisations in ideological transmission; a review of current risk assessment methods; a review of the who, what and why of conspiracy theories; a review of who and why people might keep digital secrets (i.e., digital hording); and, a review of our understanding of rapport.

1.2 Undertake theoretically motivated, high-quality new research
As documented by our extensive KPI review, almost all of the research proposed to be undertaken during the initial CREST round is complete. Those that have not been delivered were either replaced during discussions with the funders or have a clear timeline for delivery (e.g., a paper has been submitted for publication, but is not yet published). A marker of achievement against this objective is the publication of 55 articles in international peer-review journals.

1.3 Commission synthetic reviews, workshops, and research projects
CREST's third commissioning call went live on October 2018 (prepared for within this reporting period). It focuses on 10 topics and offers up to £1.13M at 100%fEC. Within this period, we worked extensively with the funders to identify key priority topics, and also engaged other government departments and funders (e.g., Dstl) to ensure deconfliction in efforts.

1.4 Produce innovative outputs that effectively communicate knowledge
CREST has published 173 outputs during this period, including 8 issues of its magazine, Crest Security Review (CSR). In total these outputs have been downloaded 42,668 times. In addition, CREST has printed and distributed 12,000 print copies of CSR, including to rank-and-file and senior staff at UK and overseas police, government and security and intelligence agencies. We have produced online content on two websites (with a third on the way) which has been viewed over half a million times (576,274 page views). This content has been viewed in 193 countries, with CREST research read, presented and trained in countries including the UK, US, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands.

CREST research has been reported on television, radio and print media outlets in the UK and overseas with a combined audience reach of over 150 million. This included being the lead scientists in a BBC Horizon documentary.

Finally, supported by Higher Education Innovation Funding, we spent time this year developing the CSR app. This serves two purposes. First, it allows our core material to be consumed and accessed by users in a far easier fashion, including when overseas. Second, the App has the ability to show bespoke collations of content, making it possible in the future for educators (UG/PT or CPD) to deliver a set of useful readings in the classroom.

1.5 Run engagement events that encourage academic-stakeholder interaction
Our networking activities continue to recognise the importance of variety to engage different audiences, and we've delivered small, one-to-few roundtables to large meetings. In addition to regular work-in-progress meetings between CREST teams and representatives from the funders, we ran over twenty events during the year. As well as our first open international conference, BASS18, we held our second 'People in Security' conference, and several major collaborative workshops, including one in Ottawa (with a Canadian security research partner) and one with the Home Office, at Wilton Park. Our focus in 2018-2020 will be engaging international colleagues in a more structured way, outside of our personal networks. This should help us engage international research excellence.

1.6 Produce the next generation of researchers and professionals, and engage SME and industry to support innovation.
CREST continued to develop its PhD programme beyond the initial cohort by securing funding for other PhD studentships and running where possible joint events in which ECRs can interact. With Roke Manor Research and RISCS, we delivered an early-career event on Social and Behavioural Science for Cyber Security. The meeting, which was open to all early-career researchers, provided insights into real world cyber security problems from keynote speakers and demonstrate the impact social and behavioural science can have on cyber security challenges. With a US scholar and law enforcement practitioner, we also delivered a one-day early-career workshop focused on setting objectives and securing funding.
Exploitation Route Resources may serve a variety of purposes from employee education through to technology deployment.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Security and Diplomacy

URL http://crestresearch.ac.uk
 
Description This year has seen our first-phase projects, which engaged over 100 researchers from 22 Institutions, complete and deliver both academic and practitioner-oriented deliverables. Our outputs comfortably fulfil the Centre's ambition to be interdisciplinary and multi-method. They range from synthetic research that clarifies what we know about rapport and how it can be developed with others, qualitative research on Sikh radicalisation that empowered local Sikh communities and was briefed to senior Ministers, questionnaire research that has informed our understanding of when and how bystanders to extremism are most likely to report their concerns, and quantitative analyses that have provided new ways to integrate investigator knowledge into risk assessments. At the beginning of this year, one commissioned project, led by Prof. Innes (Cardiff), uncovered evidence of Russian influence on social media following the terror attacks of 2017. This was possible due to unique analytical developments that were informed by criminological insights into online offending. Our contributions to this digital space were also solidified by Prof. Joinson's (Bath) publication of a Current Directions paper summarising the evidence base that lies behind the prediction of user characteristics from online footprints. A number of our projects continue to drive forward understanding of the internal and contextual drivers of terrorism. Case-based analyses by Dr Lee (Lancaster) on informal counter-messaging and by Dr Busher (Coventry) on breaks to violent escalation are two examples of theoretical developments that will shape the field's focus in the future. Their research has had immediate impact. Some of our significant contributions this year were unexpected. For example, Dr Conchie (Lancaster) was invited by the police to deliver an evidence-based framework for planning and delivery in a core, complex area of work. This framework drew heavily on CREST's research. Work completed in Year 2 is also continuing to have impact. Prof. Knott's (Lancaster) short guides on various aspects of Islam have now been incorporated into appropriate training curricula. Some of our work's impact reaches beyond our immediate stakeholders. For example, Prof. Searle's (Glasgow) organisational change framework has been adopted by a large public organisation as part of their management training, while Prof. Taylor (Lancaster) and Prof. Hope's (Portsmouth) work on sensemaking and memory is now part of advanced interviewer training overseas. Our strategic plan for Year 3 proposed to develop the 'translational' capacity provided by our communication and research-to-practice teams. As a result, we appointed two further Fellows (Prof. Grasby and Ms. Lesley) to work alongside Mr Wells, who took up Dr Barrett's role at the beginning of the year. Their focused efforts on key projects have helped 'end users' integrate our evidence in operations and practices, raised the use of our outputs in OGDs, and developed a research-to-training exploitation pathway. The scale of CREST's funding and the absence of long-term UKRI support means that we cannot fund projects over the long term. Thus, the research-to-practice fellows and the management team have made a significant effort to secure for projects follow-on funding from other organisations. So far, CREST researchers have secured £5M in funding to continue their work. In particular, fifty-four percent of the commissioned projects have received further funding. It is, we believe, illustrative of how an ESRC centre can deliver fundamental social science research that is picked up and exploited by users, for the betterment of society. Our mission to grow the community of social science researchers focusing on security threats has also had success. We delivered a range of workshops over the year, and supported those delivered by our commissioned partners, which sought to specifically engage those who do not publish on security. Examples include one-day workshops on reciprocal radicalisation, imaginative scenario planning, and stress, resilience and coping, a Wilton Park meeting on disengagement and desistance, a one-day conference on cross-cultural factors in interactions and a second on linguistic analysis developments, and a range of roundtables on issues ranging from immersive learning through to assessing organisational change implications. We're particularly proud of the success of BASS18, our first 'open' international conference, which attracted extraordinary work from over 100 attendees and served to help stakeholders quickly learn 'what is out there.' As we communicated in our end of year newsletter, researchers have a clear choice of conferences to go to each year. That they chose Lancaster and a conference where different disciplines mix is illustrative of the appetite for this kind of scholarship. For CREST, it is clearly an important way for us to deliver our 'hub' objective, not least because the event gave early career researchers significant networking opportunities. Such opportunities sit alongside the direct ECR training events that we have run, and will continue to run, throughout the year.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Government, Democracy and Justice,Security and Diplomacy
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description Cited in DCMS Fake News Report
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The research identified hostile state information influence operations following the 2017 terror attacks in the UK. It has been utilised by a number of UK and international government departments and cited in the report of a major UK Parliamentary enquiry into 'Disinformation and fake news'.
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/digital-culture-media-an...
 
Description Commissioned to write report on social media and aftermaths of terrorism by governments of US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact This work was commissioned collaboratively by five governments to aid policy development in relation to the management of terror events. It has been used to inform new policy and practice guidelines.
URL https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/cntr-trrrsm/r-nd-flght-182/knshk/ctlg/dtls-en.aspx?i=13...
 
Description Contribution to 'Addressing Extremism', POSTNote
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Member of DfE steering committee on Safeguarding and Radicalisation: Social Care
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description BAA
Amount $400,000 (USD)
Organisation Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2017
 
Description BAA
Amount $239,971 (USD)
Organisation Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Description Cumulative Revelations of Personal Data *
Amount £338,038 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R033889/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 08/2021
 
Description DHCSTC
Amount £209,035 (GBP)
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description EPSRC Standard Research
Amount £532,398 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P011454/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 01/2020
 
Description EPSRC human dimensions of cyber security
Amount £1,109,869 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 06/2020
 
Description ESRC Standard Research
Amount £271,486 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/P003109/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Department ESRC CDRC
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Research
Amount £68,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Cyber Security Centre 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2017
 
Description Research Requirement
Amount £108,031 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 05/2017
 
Description Research Requirement
Amount £93,337 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description Research requirement
Amount £17,904 (GBP)
Organisation Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description Research synthesis requirement
Amount £42,000 (GBP)
Organisation Home Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Title Conspiracy Theory Research Database 
Description This is a database of the current academic literature on conspiracy theories, and literature on other closely-related topics. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact It is too early to comment on this at this time. 
URL https://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/people/douglask/
 
Description 'Sensitivity and understanding needed to encourage families who may report extremism fears' - Yorkshire Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance in Press - Yorkshire Post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/sensitivity-and-understanding-needed-to-encourage-families...
 
Description 2 day workshop: Stress, resilience and coping in demanding work/environments 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Stress, resilience and coping in demanding work/environments
55 attendees from Government
Excellent feedback received
Subsequent workshop report summary produced online
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://crestresearch.ac.uk/news/coping-under-stress/
 
Description A Toronto imam was accused of hate-preaching against Jews - Toronto Star 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance in Press - Toronto Star
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/10/22/a-toronto-imam-was-accused-of-hate-preaching-against-jew...
 
Description After ISIL I: MENA region and ISIL ideology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable in which research outcomes were shared with practitioners and policymakers, as well as other academics (c40 in total), which generated discussion and requests for further information and events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description After ISIL II: Wider geographic implications of the collapse of ISIL for the MENA region and Russia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable in which research outcomes were shared with practitioners and policymakers, as well as other academics (c40 in total), which generated discussion and requests for further information and involvement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Akaal Channel discussion on the Leamington Spa Sikh Protests 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Following a protest at a Sikh Gurdwara in Leamington Spa, I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on 12th September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Appearance in Press - Four types of employees who are potential insider threats 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance in Press - Four types of employees who are potential insider threats
CREST commisioned PI: Rosalind Searle

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180326090601.htm
https://www.businessleader.co.uk/four-types-employees-potential-threats-business-success/42498/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.businessleader.co.uk/four-types-employees-potential-threats-business-success/42498/
 
Description Appearance in Press - Lancaster University funding boost will help keep UK safe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance in Press - Lancaster University funding boost will help keep UK safe
April 2018
Local Lancaster press - highlighting to the community the work CREST does
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/lancaster-university-funding-boost-will-help-keep-uk-safe-1...
 
Description Appearance in Press - Martin Innes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance in Press - Kremlin 'used Twitter to incite anger' after UK terror attacks. The Times (Mark Bridge)
CREST author - Martin Innes. http://www.nla-eclips.com/nlaapi.dll/GetObject?ObjectID=13274902.
Subsequently picked up by the following media outlets:
http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2017/12/russian-twitter-trolls-were-up-to-their-usual-tricks-after-four-uk-terror-attacks/
https://longislandtechnologynews.com/2017/12/russia-meddled-on-twitter-after-uk-terror-attacks-study-says/
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/heres-how-russia-uses-twitter-bots-to-spread-fear-and-division-after-terrorist-attacks-study/
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-5191739/Russia-used-Twitter-incite-anger-UK-terror.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5191739/Russia-used-Twitter-incite-anger-UK-terror.html
http://newsdog.today/a/article/5a37cdda12313a7f27aae2c0/?d=false
http://www.viraltrends.co/2017/12/18/study-russia-linked-fake-twitter-accounts-sought-to-spread-terrorist-related-social-division-in-the-uk/
http://www.ezspk.co.uk/2017/12/18/russia-meddled-on-twitter-after-uk-terror-attacks-study-says/
https://www.follownews.com/heres-how-russia-uses-twitter-bots-to-spread-fear-and-division-after-terrorist-attacks-study-3vxd4
https://www.forbes.com/sites/emmawoollacott/2017/12/18/russian-trolls-capitalize-on-uk-terror-attacks/
http://kwotable.com/2017/12/18/study-russia-linked-fake-twitter-accounts-sought-to-spread-terrorist-related-social-division-in-the-uk/
https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Study-Russia-linked-fake-Twitter-accounts-sought-to-spread-terrorist-related-social-division-in-the-UK-148778
https://www.democraticunderground.com/113320861
https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/18/study-russia-linked-fake-twitter-accounts-sought-to-spread-terrorist-related-social-division-in-the-uk/?ncid=mobilenavtrend
https://www.dotemirates.com/en/details/4322689
http://www.pulse.ng/news/world/social-media-russia-trolls-try-to-sow-uk-discord-amid-attacks-id7742564.html
http://currentnewstoday.net/russia-meddled-on-twitter-after-uk-terror-attacks-study-says/
http://worldnews.easybranches.com/regions/europe/russia-meddled-on-twitter-after-uk-terror-attacks-study-says-536870
http://gulfnews.com/news/europe/russia/russia-trolls-try-to-sow-uk-discord-amid-attacks-report-1.2143201
http://www.briefreport.co.uk/news/russia-meddled-on-twitter-after-uk-terror-attacks-study-says-5452239.html
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/kremlin-exposed-russia-used-twitter-spread-fear-wake-uk-terror-attacks-1651960
http://citizen.co.za/lifestyle/your-life-technology/1762648/britain-computers-russia-terror/
http://www.france24.com/en/20171218-russia-trolls-try-sow-uk-discord-amid-attacks-report
http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/russia-trolls-try-to-sow-uk-discord-amid-attacks-report/article/510291
https://world.einnews.com/article_detail/421936688?lcode=bOW4aAlw-ADUvTIPZTVBWP90jsxucsVxiXvy9eTDkEw%3D
https://nz.news.yahoo.com/russia-trolls-try-sow-uk-120410153.html
https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/38341107/russia-trolls-try-to-sow-uk-discord-amid-attacks-report/
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/russia-linked-twitter-accounts-apos-104741702.html
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/18/russia-linked-twitter-accounts-tried-to-divide-uk-after-terrorist-attacks
http://www.richardhartley.com/2017/12/russia-linked-twitter-accounts-tried-to-divide-uk-after-terrorist-attacks/
http://www.arabstoday.net/en/314/russia-trolls-try-to-sow-uk-discord-amid-attacks-014712
http://www.brudirect.com/news.php?id=38417
http://www.qatar-tribune.com/news-details/id/102262
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-5192907/No-cash-spent-protect-Britain.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5192907/No-cash-spent-protect-Britain.html
http://newsdog.today/a/article/5a37b06612313a7f27aaddab/?d=false
http://worldnews.easybranches.com/entertainment/social-media/russian-trolls-capitalize-on-uk-terror-attacks-537152
http://www.newscaf.com/technology/russia-meddled-on-twitter-after-uk-terror-attacks-study_850931.html
http://samedaynewspaper.com/russia-meddled-on-twitter-after-uk-terror-attacks-study-says/
http://aa.com.tr/en/world/russian-twitter-accounts-linked-to-uk-attack-posts/1008319
http://world.einnews.com/article_detail/421957493?lcode=QMQeMDaQotZLzLzMmdW3i9cISEDS4gY40fIwCIZYvEs%3D
http://www.livetechnews.com/Russia+meddled+on+Twitter+after+UK+terror+attacks%2C+study+says-8582.html
http://tech-fever.com/study-russia-linked-fake-twitter-accounts-sought-to-spread-terrorist-related-social-division-in-the-uk/
http://theusafeed.com/study-russia-linked-fake-twitter-accounts-sought-to-spread-terrorist-related-social-division-in-the-uk/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.nla-eclips.com/nlaapi.dll/GetObject?ObjectID=13274902
 
Description Appearance in Press - White extremist groups are growing - and changing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance in Press - White extremist groups are growing - and changing
Ben Lee from CREST - quote given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://hateinamerica.news21.com/white-extremist-groups-growing-and-changing/
 
Description Appearance on TV - BBC Horizon. A Week Without Lying - The Honesty Experiment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance on TV - BBC Horizon. A Week Without Lying - The Honesty Experiment
Contribution of Lynn Weiher CREST PhD and CREST Director, Paul Taylor.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bhngq7
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://crestresearch.ac.uk/news/bbc-a-week-without-lying/
 
Description Appearance on tv/radio - Religious intolerance and extremism 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Religious intolerance and extremism - Akaal Channel (Jasjit Singh)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Appearance on tv/radio; Akaal Channel- Dr Gurnam Singh interview with Dr Jasjit Singh about Sikh radicalisation in England 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance on tv/radio; Akaal Channel- Dr Gurnam Singh interview with Dr Jasjit Singh about Sikh radicalisation in England
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/embed/zik-nY1Ozlg
 
Description Applying the Study of Religions in Security and Intelligence Settings: Issues in Addressing Real-World Challenges 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation, European Association for the Study of Religions, panel on applying study of religions to professional settings. Encouraged debate with practitioners from educational settings (school/HE). Gave other researchers ideas about how to use academic research effectively, and the limitations and benefits of academic/professional engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Are converts to Islam more likely to become extremists? Knott, K. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Are converts to Islam more likely to become extremists? The Conversation. Knott, K. Francis, M.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2017
URL https://theconversation.com/are-converts-to-islam-more-likely-to-become-extremists-75164
 
Description BASS18 conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BASS18 was the first international conference on Behavioural and Social Sciences in Security. Over the course of 3 days, there were over 120 attendees from a range of CREST stakeholders including UK and international practitioners and government departments.
Presentations and posters from the following CREST academics:
Dr Joel Busher
Dr Sara Waring
Emma Boakes
Professor Neil Ferguson
Professor Fiona Gabbert
Dr Gordon Wright
Lynn Weiher
Dr Nick Neave
Professor Paul Thomas
Feni Kontogianni
Professor Lorraine Hope
Kristoffer Geyer
Dr Ben Lee
Christina Winters
Dr Zarah Vernham
Simon Copeland
Brittany Davidson
James Lewis
Dr Samantha Mann
Rosamund Mutton
Dr Christopher McDowell
Dr Paul Gill

2 x international keynote addresses:
• Brett Kubicek, Research Manager, Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence, Public Safety Canada, Government of Canada.
• Professor Michele Grossman, Research Chair in Diversity and Community Resilience, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Australia

Panel Discussions:
• Inter and Intra-Organisational Dynamics and Violence
• Eliciting Intelligence Information: Challenges and Opportunities
• Translating Research into Practice & Policy


Early Career Researcher Workshop, led by Professor Paul Taylor
• 10th July 2018
• ECR workshop for CREST funded and also all non-CREST funded early career researchers.
• Involved informal talks and interactive sessions that addressed some of the challenges ECRs encounter as they develop their research careers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://crestresearch.ac.uk/bass18/
 
Description BBC Asian Network interview / discussion on 'Sikh Radicalisation' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Asian Network on 23rd September 2016 about "Sikh radicalisation in Britain". Involved an interview / discussion followed by phone in Q&A from the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07v7z4b
 
Description Blog - How Messing With Employee Pensions Can Backfire On Companies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog - How Messing With Employee Pensions Can Backfire On Companies
CREST Commissioned PI: Rosalind Searle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theconversation.com/how-messing-with-employee-pensions-can-backfire-on-companies-94199
 
Description Blog - Is Sikh extremism really active in Canada? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog - Is Sikh extremism really active in Canada?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theconversation.com/is-sikh-extremism-really-active-in-canada-93566
 
Description Blog post: Is There Something Missing? Terror Finances And The UK Review Of Economic Crime. Ryder, N. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog post on CREST website - Is There Something Missing? Terror Finances And The UK Review Of Economic Crime. Ryder, N
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://crestresearch.ac.uk/comment/economic-crime-ryder/
 
Description Blog: After St Petersburg: Russia And The Threat From Central Asian Terror Networks. Moore, C. Youngman, M. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog: After St Petersburg: Russia And The Threat From Central Asian Terror Networks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://rusi.org/commentary/after-st-petersburg-russia-and-threat-central-asian-terror-networks
 
Description Blog: Are Converts To Islam More Likely To Become Extremists? Knott, K. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog: Are Converts To Islam More Likely To Become Extremists? The Conversation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/are-converts-to-islam-more-likely-to-become-extremists-75164
 
Description Blog: Do fitness trackers make you fitter? (The Conversation) Piwek, L 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact blog: Do fitness trackers make you fitter? (The Conversation)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://theconversation.com/do-fitness-trackers-make-you-fitter-52404
 
Description Blog: How technology could help predict terrorist attacks. The Conversation. Prantice, S. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog: How technology could help predict terrorist attacks. The Conversation. Prantice, S.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/how-technology-could-help-predict-terrorist-attacks-61113
 
Description Blog: Joint Decision Making In Real-World Emergencies: Recommendations For Improving The Joint Decision Model. Barrett, E. Morrison, J. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog: Joint Decision Making In Real-World Emergencies: Recommendations For Improving The Joint Decision Model. Barrett, E. Morrison, J.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://crestresearch.ac.uk/comment/trust-terrorist-faction/
 
Description Blog: Loyal Footsoldiers - The Attractions Of EDL Activism. Morrow, E 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact blog: Loyal Footsoldiers - The Attractions Of EDL Activism
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2016
URL https://crestresearch.ac.uk/comment/morrow-2016-edl-activism/
 
Description Blog: Manchester Attack: An 'Arms Race' Against Ever Adapting Terror Networks. Christmann, K. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog: Manchester Attack: An 'Arms Race' Against Ever Adapting Terror Networks, on The Conversation and also CREST website. http://theconversation.com/uk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://crestresearch.ac.uk/comment/manchester-attack-christmann/
 
Description Blog: One Peaceful March Doesn't Change Pegida's Disturbing Ideology. Lee. B 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog: One Peaceful March Doesn't Change Pegida's Disturbing Ideology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/one-peaceful-march-doesnt-change-pegidas-disturbing-ideology-54351
 
Description Blog: Paris Attacks: There Is No Simple Explanation. Francis, M 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact blog: Paris Attacks: There Is No Simple Explanation. The Conversation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://theconversation.com/paris-attacks-there-is-no-simple-explanation-for-acts-of-terror-50704
 
Description Blog: Phishing Scams Are Becoming Ever More Sophisticated - And Firms Are Struggling To Keep Up. Ashenden, D. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog Phishing Scams Are Becoming Ever More Sophisticated - And Firms Are Struggling To Keep Up - The Conversation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/phishing-scams-are-becoming-ever-more-sophisticated-and-firms-are-strugg...
 
Description Blog: Research Drives Understanding And Disruption Of Terrorism. Francis, M 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact blog: Research Drives Understanding And Disruption Of Terrorism
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151120141934972
 
Description Blog: TalkTalk data breach is a wake up call for CEOs. Ashenden, D 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact blog: TalkTalk Data Breach Is A Wake Up Call For CEOs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://crestresearch.ac.uk/comment/talktalk-data-breach-wake-call-ceos/
 
Description Blog: The Criminal Finances Bill. Ryder, N 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog: The Criminal Finances Bill
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://crestresearch.ac.uk/comment/ryder-criminal-finances-bill/
 
Description Blog: Trust And Citizenship: The Insider Threat. Searle, R. Rice, C. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog: Trust And Citizenship: The Insider Threat, posted on citizen2020 as well as CREST website. https://citizen20series.com/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://crestresearch.ac.uk/comment/trust-citizenship-insider-threat/
 
Description Blog: What Role Do Women Play In Violent Extremism? Moore, C. Morrow, E. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog: What Role Do Women Play In Violent Extremism?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://crestresearch.ac.uk/comment/role-women-play-violent-extremism/
 
Description Blog: Where Does The Islamic State Get Its Money? Ryder, N 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog: Where Does The Islamic State Get Its Money?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://crestresearch.ac.uk/comment/islamic-state-funding/
 
Description Boffins to bolster War on Terror 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press appearance, Director of CREST, at time of Centre launch. The Sunday Post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CPD session on evaluation methods 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Continuing professional training module which was designed to develop use of methods of evaluation and to demonstrate good practice. Attendees asked for more such events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CREST Annual Conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Multi event conference with workshops, panels, presentations and a poster session. Directed at UK Govt practitioners and other stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CREST Conference: People in Security 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A professional conference on protective security, at Royal Marines Museum, Portsmouth, for up to 100 security practitioners and academics at which research and security practices were shared and discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CREST PhD Geyer, K - Engagement activities with the general public and schools: 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact CREST PhD - Kristoffer Geyer.
Engagement activities with the general public and schools:
• Psychological research with smartphones - Runshaw college outreach - educational engagement.(Oct 17) IMPACT - The college reported they would reach out to further academics operating in a similar subject area. The college reported they would reach out to further academics operating in a similar subject area.

• Presentation of CREST research at Lancaster University - Campus in the City. (March 18) and Lancaster University summer school presentation (July 18)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CREST Roadshow, Northern Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A showcase event at which CREST discussed and demonstrated its current and future research and plans, and its communications products. Presentations, workshops and posters were seen by around 60 practitioners, who followed up with questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CREST Roadshow, Portsmouth 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A showcase event at which CREST discussed and demonstrated its current and future research and plans, and its communications products. Presentations, workshops and posters were seen by around 40 practitioners, who followed up with questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CREST Security Review Issue 1: Information Elicitation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CREST Security Review provides the gateway to the best knowledge and expertise. Its articles translate academic jargon to 'so what' answers and illustrate how behavioural and social science can be used effectively in everyday scenarios. It is widely distributed in government, and is openly available online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.crestresearch.ac.uk/csrflipbook/issue-1/?page=1
 
Description CREST Security Review Issue 2: Cyber Security 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CREST Security Review provides the gateway to the best knowledge and expertise. Its articles translate academic jargon to 'so what' answers and illustrate how behavioural and social science can be used effectively in everyday scenarios. It is widely distributed in government, and is openly available online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.crestresearch.ac.uk/csrflipbook/issue-2/?page=1
 
Description CREST Security Review Issue 3: Transmission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CREST Security Review provides the gateway to the best knowledge and expertise. Its articles translate academic jargon to 'so what' answers and illustrate how behavioural and social science can be used effectively in everyday scenarios. It is widely distributed in government, and is openly available online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.crestresearch.ac.uk/csrflipbook/issue-3/?page=1
 
Description CREST Security Review Issue 4: After Islamic State 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CREST Security Review provides the gateway to the best knowledge and expertise. Its articles translate academic jargon to 'so what' answers and illustrate how behavioural and social science can be used effectively in everyday scenarios. It is widely distributed in government, and is openly available online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.crestresearch.ac.uk/csrflipbook/issue-4/?page=1
 
Description CREST Security Review Issue 5: Networking 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CREST Security Review provides the gateway to the best knowledge and expertise. Its articles translate academic jargon to 'so what' answers and illustrate how behavioural and social science can be used effectively in everyday scenarios. It is widely distributed in government, and is openly available online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.crestresearch.ac.uk/csrflipbook/issue-5/?page=1
 
Description CREST Security Review Issue 6: Decision Making 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact CREST Security Review provides the gateway to the best knowledge and expertise. Its articles translate academic jargon to 'so what' answers and illustrate how behavioural and social science can be used effectively in everyday scenarios. It is widely distributed in government, and is openly available online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.crestresearch.ac.uk/csrflipbook/issue-6/?page=1
 
Description CREST Security Review Issue 7: Transitions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CREST Security Review provides the gateway to the best knowledge and expertise. Its articles translate academic jargon to 'so what' answers and illustrate how behavioural and social science can be used effectively in everyday scenarios. It is widely distributed in government, and is openly available online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.crestresearch.ac.uk/csrflipbook/issue-7/?page=1
 
Description CREST Security Review Issue 8: Influence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CREST Security Review Issue 8: Influence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://crestresearch.ac.uk/news/csr-issue-8-influence/
 
Description CREST Youtube channel videos: Understanding Insider Threat & Toolkit guide (Rosalind Searle) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CREST Youtube channel videos: Understanding Insider Threat & Toolkit guide
CREST Commissioned PI: Rosalind Searle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDlqpIKW4y4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5gupidnbxY
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CREST conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Multi event conference with workshops, panels, presentations and a poster session. Directed at UK Govt practitioners and other stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CREST representation at a US summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact CREST representation at the US summit to launch the National Academies decadal survey on social and behavioural sciences for national security.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CREST roadshow, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A showcase event at which CREST discussed and demonstrated its current and future research and plans, and its communications products. Presentations, workshops and posters were seen by around 100 practitioners, who followed up with questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CRESTfest 2018 stakeholder conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CRESTfest 2018 stakeholder conference, 5th September 2018.
Approx. 220 people attendees (UK and overseas government CREST stakeholders) over the course of the day.

CREST Presenters and posters:
Ashenden, D; Gill, P; Labib, A; Taylor, P.J; Williams, E; Joinson, E; Baele,S; Brown,L; Copeland,S; Davidson,B; Geyer,K; Hinds,J; Kontogianni, F; Lee,B; Mutton, R; Nunan,J; Weiher,L; A Rashid.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CRESTfest: 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CRESTfest featured a series of events covering the breadth of work undertaken by CREST colleagues aimed at engaging with UK Government scientists and analysts. Academic experts presented their work, answered questions, sparked discussion and raised awareness, held Autumn 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Campus Close Up 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Information about new Centre in Times Higher Education
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Changing behaviour around online security and privacy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar discussion on changing behaviour in relation to security and privacy. Presenting new ideas to practitioners and policy-makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description City Security Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article by CREST Communications Director, City Security Magazine
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Clinical Workshop - Presented at Symposium of Extreme Risk Assessment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International workshop for practitioners, held in US. Reached out to about 25 professionals. Training element, with discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Comment on Anis Amri 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Comment on Anis Amri. Originally recorded for BBC Radio 5 Live, but later repeated on BBC Radio Foyle, BBC Radio Asia, BBC Ulster, BBC Radio Cymru
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Comment on attacks in Berlin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for BBC Radio Lancashire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Community Dissemination Forum' events (3) seminars (2) and targeted policy presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Community Dissemination Forum' events and seminars (sep 17)
CREST commissioning PI: Paul Thomas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Community reporting - BBC Radio Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance on radio - BBC Radio Leeds
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Community reporting - Pulse Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance on radio - Pulse Radio
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference panel on the transmission of ideas, ideologies and values 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An panel held at CREST's annual conference at which academic experts answered practitioners' questions. Sparked discussion and raised awareness.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference: 13th Naturalistic Decision Making Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 13th Naturalistic Decision Making Conference, CREST sponsored event, with 2 x CREST speakers. Programme 6. Decision analysis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conspiracy theories 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert lecture to update knowledge, with an audience of professional practitioners in govt. Questions and discussion, with requests for more lectures of this kind.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conspiracy theories, presentation of literature review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Contribution to security assessment, on Far-Right 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited contribution to major national security assessment on the nature and growth of the far-right. Sparked discussion and will add to policy and practitioner knowledge base.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Counter-speech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted dangerous speech project from US / Canada - presentations to about 30 practitioners in Bath and London. In addition to the exchange of information, the events focused on building collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Countering security threats 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Magazine article by the Director of CREST, in The Psychologist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-29/january-2016/countering-security-threats
 
Description D Ashenden Blog: Your Employees: The Front Line In Cyber Security 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog: Your Employees: The Front Line In Cyber Security, blog on CREST website and also on . Article originally appeared in The Chemical Engineer CREST Link - Author - D Ashenden.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://crestresearch.ac.uk/comment/employees-front-line-cyber-security
 
Description Developing Trends in the Extreme Right Space 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to govt (EAU) on research landscape, followed by questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Digital footprints 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dissemination workshop: Laurence Alison 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CREST Commissioned PI: Laurence Alison
Dissemination workshop
Emergency Services Workshop - Learning & Evaluation from Full-Scale Exercises (FSE) April 2018 - 15 attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dundee Presentation at International Seminar on Policing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation given to an invited audience at the International Seminar on Policing in Scotland. Audience members came from law enforcement agencies and universities in Europe and Scandinavia. The presentation was entitled "TAPESTRY: Trust, Authentication, and Privacy Online", and was delivered by Dr Helen Jones. .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ESRC launches National Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press appearance, Director of CREST, at launch of new Centre. Risk UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Early career research workshop 1: Communicating your research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training workshop for early career researchers at which professional practitioners discussed good practice in communications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Eliciting Intelligence Information 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A specialist masterclass on Eliciting Intelligence Information, presented at IIIRG Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Experts to collect ISIS propaganda data in real time for UK intelligence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press article on CREST commissioned research (University of Exeter). ITProPortal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.itproportal.com/2016/05/25/experts-collect-isis-propaganda-data-real-time-uk-intelligence...
 
Description Exporting Jihad: Fighters from the North Caucasus and Central Asia and the Syrian Civil War 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable in which research outcomes were shared with practitioners and policymakers, as well as other academics (50-60 in total), which generated discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Financial war on terror 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description First awards announced by UK's Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact One of many press releases to announce first round of commissioned research projects (released by Lancaster University, Huddersfield, Liverpool, Leeds etc).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Foreign Fighters - A Threat to NATO 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An expert workshop in which research outcomes were shared with practitioners and policymakers (30-35 in total), which generated discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Government presentation and report: Martin Innes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and report to Government department
CREST commissioned PI: Martin Innes
May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hidden objects 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Home Office Security and Policing Expo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Home Office Security and Policing Expo - UK Government departments, and overseas stakeholders in attendance.
CREST presence at expo and keynote given by CREST Director. New contacts with UK stakeholders made, meetings set up and future meetings planned as a result. .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Home Office: workshop on disengagement and desistance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on disengagement and desistance
Contributions from Dr Sarah Marsden, and CREST PhD Olivia Brown.
Nov 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Human Side of CyberSecurity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at IA Science Event, focus on cyber security practitioners in govt and industry. It generated discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description INVITED TALK, CREST 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ISA Conference April 18. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ISA Conference April 18. CREST programme lead: Adam Joinson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.isanet.org/conferences/san-francisco-2018
 
Description ISIS propaganda collected in real time 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact ARticle on CREST commissioned research (University of Exeter). Phys.org
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://phys.org/news/2016-05-isis-propaganda-real.html
 
Description Ideological transmission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description In Detail 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Short account of CREST commissioned research project, Times Higher Education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Influence 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Influence 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research and suggestions for a forthcoming workshop were given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Input on extremism in professional training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Team delivered section on extremism in practitioner training for Government Department (twice in 2017). This is important for induction and professional development; being asked to continue to provide this input is evidence of its value to the stakeholder.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Inside rebel media - National Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance in Press - National Post, Canada
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://nationalpost.com/features/inside-ezra-levants-rebel-media
 
Description International Investigative Interviewing Research Group - Safe space: Examining the effect of interview location on self-disclosure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CREST PhD - Christina Winters
• International Investigative Interviewing Research Group - Safe space: Examining the effect of interview location on self-disclosure
As a result CREST PhD awarded further funding through a networking grant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International seminar on policing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar detailing research being undertaken
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interview for local newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "Research into online secret keepers could hold key to understanding security risks": article in the Dundee Courier. The article focussed on the Keeping Secrets Online project, and its goals in studying how people keep valuable secrets tucked away on the internet - such as an online affairs or drug purchasing - in order to help UK security agencies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/451381/research-into-online-secret-keepers-could-h...
 
Description Interview with Matthrew Francis, BBC North West Tonight 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radicalisation with Nazir Afzal - BBC North West Tonight - potential reach - 639000. Matthew Francis, CREST Communciations Director. 3rd October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interviewing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Islam Curriculum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable in which proposals for an introductory training curriculum on Islam were discussed. A range of communications products were identified, with a timeline and requirements drawn up.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KE dissemination workshop at MFRS Training Development Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Training workshop given by commissioned research team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Kanishka presentation on 'Ideology, radicalisation and the move to violence', Canada House London, 14/12/15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation to mixed international audience including other academics, practitioners and policy makers, particularly from Canada, US and UK. Sparked discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lancaster University Community Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Lancaster University Community Day: 6th May 2017. Organised by CREST PGRs at Lancaster University 2 x talks and stands/posters: (1)    Radicalisation: Your questions answered. (Programme 1/2) (2)    What your smartphone says about you (Programme 3)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lancaster is leading the way in counter terrorism project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press appearance by Director of CREST at time of Centre launch. Lancaster Guardian
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lessons learned from HIG programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which US experience of funding impactful security research was presented, with questions and discussion. The focus was on what lessons could be learned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Little proof of radicalization of Sikhs in UK: Leeds study - Times of India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance in Press - Times of India
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/nri/other-news/little-proof-of-radicalization-of-sikhs-in-uk-lee...
 
Description Make it easier for families to report radicals - Yorkshire Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance in Press - Yorkshire Post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Many find anti-terror hotline intimidating - Huddersfield Daily Examiner 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance in Press - Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Measuring the effectiveness of online influence 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert workshop in which research outcomes were shared with practitioners and policymakers, as well as other academics (c40 in total), which generated discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Media Article - Community reporting of violent extremism - Discover 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media Article - Discover
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://discover.hud.ac.uk/?p=1075
 
Description Media Article - Huddersfield university Magazine - Community reporting of violent extremism 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Huddersfield university Magazine - Community reporting of violent extremism
CREST commissioned PI: Paul Thomas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://discover.hud.ac.uk/2017/autumn/Community-reporting-of-violent-extremism/
 
Description Media article - After St Petersburg: Russia And The Threat From Central Asian Terror Networks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact RUSI Blog - After St Petersburg: Russia And The Threat From Central Asian Terror Networks (Mark Youngman and Cerwyn Moore)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://rusi.org/commentary/after-st-petersburg-russia-and-threat-central-asian-terror-networks
 
Description Media article - Alarm spreads in Sikh diaspora at arrest of British man Jagtar Singh Johal in India - The Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media Article - The Conversation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://theconversation.com/alarm-spreads-in-sikh-diaspora-at-arrest-of-british-man-jagtar-singh-joh...
 
Description Media article - Russia's domestic terrorism threat is serious, sophisticated and complex 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Russia's domestic terrorism threat is serious, sophisticated and complex - The Conversation (Mark Youngman, Ces Moore)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/russias-domestic-terrorism-threat-is-serious-sophisticated-and-complex-7...
 
Description Multi-agency decision making 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description National Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats launched 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press releases issued by ESRC, Lancaster University, University of Birmingham, Cranfield University, University of Portsmouth, University of the West of England.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description National Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats launched 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press appearance, Director of CREST on new Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description New Terrorism Researchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in local newspaper on launch of the new centre, CREST
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Nick Ferrari show - expert comment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Expert interview, LBC Radio
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description No more cash will be spent to protect Britain, hints national security chief despite rising threats to the UK - Daily Mail - MailOnline UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance in Press - Daily Mail - MailOnline UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5192907/No-cash-spent-protect-Britain.html
 
Description Ottawa roundtable on Countering Violent Extremism 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Roundtable discussion between CREST members and Canadian security practitioners and policymakers about CVE policy agenda and ways forward. An important dialogue was established.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Paris attacks: there is no simple explanation for acts of terror 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post in The Conversation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://theconversation.com/paris-attacks-there-is-no-simple-explanation-for-acts-of-terror-50704
 
Description Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated - and firms are struggling to keep up. Ashenden, D. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated - and firms are struggling to keep up, in The Conversation. Williams, E, Ashenden, D
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/phishing-scams-are-becoming-ever-more-sophisticated-and-firms-are-strugg...
 
Description Policy briefing note (DCLG / OFCOM) and Policy dissemination event to DCLG and others (Jasjit Singh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Policy briefing note (DCLG / OFCOM) and Policy dissemination event to DCLG and others
CREST commissioned PI:Jasjit Singh
Page 15 of OFCOM broascast and on demand bulletin report
Issue number 373
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0030/138648/Issue-373-Broadcast-and-On-Demand-Bullet...
 
Description Policy-Brief presentation and expert panel (Actors and Narratives) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An expert roundtable in which research outcomes were shared with practitioners and policymakers from UK Govt (10-15 in total), which generated discussion and requests for further briefings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation to National Neighbourhood policing conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to National Neighbourhood policing conferen
CREST commissioned PI: Paul Thomas
Research findings from this piece of work noted by a stakeholder as one of the things that had influenced a better than-expected level of funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation: Unexpected Questions in Cross Cultural Deception Detection 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tache, I. Presentation at Swindon DSDS Conference. Title: Unexpected Questions in Cross Cultural Deception Detection
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentations in association with Learning at Work week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talks and roundtables to practitioners on CREST's work on Actors and Narratives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Press - Portsmouth Uni team on security threat software 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Portsmouth Uni team on security threat software - UK Authority
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ukauthority.com/news/7243/news-shots-20-june-201
 
Description Press - Research into online secret keepers could hold key to understanding security risks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Research into online secret keepers could hold key to understanding security risks - The Courier, Scotland (Paul Malik)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/451381/research-into-online-secret-keepers-could-h...
 
Description Press release - Goldsmiths wins funding for research to enhance investigative interviewing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact press release - Goldsmiths website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gold.ac.uk/news/crest-funding/
 
Description Press release - The Spread Of Fake News Following Terrorist Attacks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Spread Of Fake News Following Terrorist Attacks - Public Now
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.publicnow.com/view/3A854BFA1A3C6429B96F1EFF6FD3FD74113D1F3D
 
Description Project demonstration: Labib, A. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Demonstration, 220 attendees, Sep 2018
CREST commissioning PI: Ashraf Labib.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RICU workshop 2018 - CREST presentations (Martin Innes & Joel Busher) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Cross-government practitioner audience
Two CREST commissioned PI's presented - Martin Innes & Joel Busher
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Radicalisation and the changing face of children's vulnerability 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel at CREST-funded conference on Children, Crime and Justice, Portsmouth, for audience of professional practitioners from the police, probation, security agencies. Sparked interest particularly in question of mental health and radicalisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Radicalisation with Nazir Afzal - BBC North West Tonight 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance on tv - BBC North West Tonight
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Radicalisation with Nazir Afzal - BBC Radio Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance on radio - BBC Radio Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Radio - Imaginative Scenario Planning for Law Enforcement Organisations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Imaginative Scenario Planning for Law Enforcement Organisations - BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire (Math Noortmann)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2017
 
Description Radio interview - Matthew Francis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radicalisation with Nazir Afzal - BBC Radio Manchester - potential reach 266000
Matthew Francis, CREST Communciations Director. 3rd October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Rapport workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop - Rapport: What do we know, what don't we know and how do we find out? A game of two halves.
Definitions and explanations of rapport as it is understood from a research perspective both face to face and on line. The second half of the workshop pulled (from participants) gaps in knowledge, suggest (in collaboration with participants) research options.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Reciprocal radicalisation 1 day workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Reciprocal radicalisation 1 day workshop, May 2018.
"Towards a situated analysis of "reciprocal radicalisation"."
50 attendees from a range of stakeholder organisations, and Government departments.
CREST Deputy Director, Prof Kim Knott.
Production of summary and briefing notes for stakeholders (published on CREST and Radicalisation Research websites.)
Additional request for Dr Ben Lee (CREST) to update security professionals on current landscape of far right.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://crestresearch.ac.uk/news/reciprocal-radicalisation-2/
 
Description Red Team Workshop - Engaging practitioners in an immersive learning environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Red Team Workshop - Engaging practitioners in an immersive learning environment, led by Martin Innes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Religion forklarer kun en flig af radikalisering 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press appearance, CREST Communications Director, Kristeligt Dagblad
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Religion, Extremism and the Media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentation to sixth form students at a Leeds high school, followed by discussion. Part of a morning to raise awareness of radicalisation and security issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Religious literacy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with CREST Communications Director, BBC Sunday Morning Live
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Research drives understanding and disruption of work of ISIS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media article, University World News.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151120141934972
 
Description Resilience in extremes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Risk Management Working Group (US) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Risk Management Working Group, led by Programme 6 - Decision Making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Risk Management working group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert workshop in which research outcomes and practical perspectives were exchanged between academics, practitioners and policymakers from UK and US Govt (20-30 in total), which generated discussion and requests for further meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Ros Searle: Workshops / events - Dissemination of research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshops / events - Dissemination of research:
Insider threat event, Glasgow - Nov 17
Think Community Workshop -Jan 18
NSC - CPNI conference x2 presentations - Jan 18
Project seminar "Assessing and mitigating the impact of organisational change on counterproductive work behaviour: An operational (dis)trust based framework" - Jan 18
Home Office Expo - Mar 18
Workshop: CIPD Scotland HR leaders network meeting - May 18
CREST commissioning PI: Rosalind Searle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Roundtable - Engaging practitioners in an immersive learning environment (Martin Innes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Roundtable - Engaging practitioners in an immersive learning environment
CREST commissioning PI: Martin Innes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Roundtable for stakeholders on 'Far Right Extremism', London 20/11/15 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Roundtable to bring together international researchers and UK security practitioners. Production of briefing summary and online special issue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Roundtable for stakeholders on 'Schools and radicalisation', London, 28/11/15 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Roundtable to bring together range of experts and practitioners working in schools, Prevent teams, educational trusts etc to discuss how schools can respond to new government directive on duty to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act. Participants found the opportunity to share ideas very helpful. Aim to follow up with further events/research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Roundtable: 'What people mean when they say "I don't know"' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Led by Lorraine Hope, 10th November. An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Roundtable: Assessing Capability for behavioural scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Led by Emma Barrett, 15th March. An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Roundtable: Interviewing and rapport 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Led by Laurence Alison, 2nd May. An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Roundtable: Peer to peer transmission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Led by Kim Knott & Ben Lee, 18th April. An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Roundtable: Sequence analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Led by David Keatley, 21st march. An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Roundtable: Smells like tinfoil. L@WW 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Led by Ben Lee, 16th May. An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Roundtable: Why don't you get the information you need in interviews? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Led by Lorraine Hope, 27th July. An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Russia trolls try to sow social discord in UK - Qatar Tribune 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance in Press - Qatar Tribune
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.qatar-tribune.com/news-details/id/102262
 
Description Russia-linked fake Twitter accounts sought to spread terrorist-related social division in the UK - The USA Feed 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance in Press - TheUSAFeed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://theusafeed.com/study-russia-linked-fake-twitter-accounts-sought-to-spread-terrorist-related-s...
 
Description SMORS: Day workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professional workshop on protective security which brought together practitioners from industry and government, with academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Sandpit on deception, interpersonal manipulation, critical thinking, and magic 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Sandpit on deception, interpersonal manipulation, critical thinking, and magic workshop, led by CREST R2PF, June 2017. Participation in a one day multi-disciplinary sandpit to develop innovative and original research ideas around the topics of deception, interpersonal manipulation, critical thinking, and magic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Secure mobile working 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Securing the State 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article about CREST research in Society Now.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Security and Countering Extremism: Washington DC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CREST presence and participation in various academic and practitioner-focused events. Impact involved raising awareness of CREST research and products and discussing potential collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Security and countering extremism meetings: Ottawa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CREST presentation and participation in academic and professional practitioner events with key Canadian and UK organisations including Public Safety Canada, TSAS, the British High Commission, Security Development, ISD etc. The impact involved raising awareness of CREST products, research syntheses and original research, and building new potential collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Security dialogue workshops and briefings with security practitioners and industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Security dialogue workshops and briefings with security practitioners and industry
CREST Programme Lead: Debi Ashenden
• Security Dialogues workshop for security practitioners
• Security Dialogues workshop for software developers/architect
• Security Dialogues Briefing with multinational private sector organisation (10 attendees)
• Security Dialogue presentation for Australian Government department
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Sikh 'radicalisation' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sikh Press Association Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact CREST commissioning PI: Jasjit Singh:
• Sikh Press Association Event - Oct 2017
PI invited to participate in a panel discussion on Sikhs in Media (Feb 2018) and invited to present research at The Houses of Parliament (July 2018)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sikh Radicalisation - BBC Asian Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance on radio - BBC Asian Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09f2nwr
 
Description Sikh Radicalisation - BBC Radio 4 Sunday 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance on radio - BBC Radio 4 Sunday
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09fj97j
 
Description Sikh Radicalisation - BBC Radio Leeds Connections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance on radio - BBC Radio Leeds Connections
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05mp3hk
 
Description Sikh radicalisation talk (Home Office) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at the Home Office - Jasit Singh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Site visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A site visit (University of Bath) at which CREST discussed and demonstrated its current and future research and plans, and its communications products with security practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Social media: research update 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which new research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Social scientists look to prove their worth in the big policy debates of 201 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Director contributes to discussion about future policy debates. Research Professional.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.researchprofessional.com/0/rr/news/uk/politics/2016/1/Social-scientists-look-to-prove-th...
 
Description Stakeholder briefing / presentation of study at CyberUK event and North east Chamber of Commerce 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Neave CREST commissioning PI:
Stakeholder briefing ( Nov 2017) and additional presentation of study to CyberUK event (April 2018) North east Chamber of Commerce (June 2018)
As a result of engagement the PI developed links with key stakeholder which led to development of a funded consultancy project investigating the role of digital hoarding in security/GDPR compliance behaviour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Stakeholder briefings " The Internal Brakes on Violent Escalation" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A series of briefings based on results. Feb 2018
Requests for further publications/updates and enquiries to provide further presentations.
CREST commissioning PI: Joel Busher
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Systematic review presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert roundtable for security practitioners at which research was presented, with questions and discussion. Feedback on areas for future research was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description TalkTalk data breach should be a wake up call for CEOs 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog post on current topic, issued by Cranfield University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Terrorism as a Teachable Moment - Hay Festival 2018 Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Informed public debate around terrorism, attended by around 350 attendees at the Hay Festival
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Conversation: Terror attacks: how psychological research can help improve the emergency response 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Conversation: Terror attacks: how psychological research can help improve the emergency response
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://theconversation.com/terror-attacks-how-psychological-research-can-help-improve-the-emergency-...
 
Description The Human Shield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media interview/article, The Chemical Engineer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Quantified Workplace Experiment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A demonstration and experiment, 'Agility, Work and Employees' Dashboard Experience', brought together an academic team with a variety of security stakeholders, with a focus on good practice. Participants enjoyed the experience, which sparked questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Two-day People in Security Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two-day People in Security Conference
Run in conjunction with CPNI
70 attendees
May 18
CREST programme lead - Debi Ashenden
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UK policy on preventing extremism 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Shinbum Mainichi, Japanese paper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Understanding Sikh activism in Britain - University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Press Release - University of Leeds
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4136/understanding_sikh_activism_in_britain
 
Description Vaisakhi reception, Downing Street (Jasjit Singh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Vaisakhi reception
30th April 2018
CREST commissioned PI: Jasjit Singh
CREST report given to Prime Minister 'The idea, context, framing and realities of 'Sikh radicalisation' in Britain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Violent Extremism: From Beliefs to Action 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact An expert workshop, focusing on the aesthetics of jihadism, in which research outcomes were shared with practitioners and policymakers, as well as other academics (c40 in total), which generated discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description We'll do deals on Brexit day one: Theresa May vows to work on trade AND prepare for new immigration rules during transition period - Daily Mail - MailOnline UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance in Press - Daily Mail - MailOnline UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5189447/Well-deals-Brexit-day-one.html
 
Description Webcast - Terror financing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact KYC360 Webcast - Terror fencing (Nicholas Ryder)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Webinar on 'Funding streams for Islamic State - how the financial war on terror is no longer fit for purpose' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Web training event which informed practitioners of current thinking on terrorism financing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description What is the truth behind alleged Sikh radicalisation? - daily O 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance in Press - daily O
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.dailyo.in/voices/leeds-research-rejects-khalistan-punjab-sikh-radicalisation-modi-amarin...
 
Description Workplace Village & Behavioural Science Workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CREST Programme Lead: Debi Ashenden
Workshops:
Behavioural Science
Workplace Village
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Workshop - Islamic State Propaganda: Where it comes from, How it works, Where it leads 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact workshop an by Stephane Baele, Islamic State Propaganda: Where it comes from, How it works, Where it leads - 13th July 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop and Strategic Briefing " The Internal Brakes on Violent Escalation" Typology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop and Strategic Briefing " The Internal Brakes on Violent Escalation" Typology, led by CRESt commissioned PI; Joel Busher.
Requests for further publications/updates and enquiries to provide further presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop and presentations with stakeholders (Neil Ferguson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CREST commissioned PI: Neil Ferguson
1 day workshop for stakeholders (Liverpool) April 18
Presentation/Stakeholder Engagement: Briefing to Northern Ireland, key stakeholder (Government)
Presentation/Stakeholder Engagement: consultation on UK Government's Disengagement and Desistance programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Workshop on ideology, actors and narratives 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An expert workshop in which research outcomes were shared with practitioners and policymakers, as well as other academics (c40 in total), which generated discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop: Future directions for Linguistic Analysis in a security context 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop: Future directions for Linguistic Analysis in a security context (35 attended)
CREST programme lead: Adam Joinson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop: Project Conference "Assessing and mitigating the impact of organisational change on counterproductive work behaviour: An operational (dis)trust based framework" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project Conference "Assessing and mitigating the impact of organisational change on counterproductive work behaviour: An operational (dis)trust based framework" Led by R Searle. Dec 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop: Think Community Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Think Community Workshop, Dec 2017, led by R Seale.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop:Remote Profiling 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop:Remote Profiling
15 attended
CREST programme lead: Adam Joinson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop:Remote assessment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop:Remote assessment
35 attended
CREST programme lead: Adam Joinson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description iNVITED TALK 2, CREST 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CREST stakeholder event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description media article - Close Calls - Police Professional (executive feature) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Executive feature in Police Professional magazine (October 2017)
CREST commissioned PI: Paul Thomas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.policeprofessional.com
 
Description radio - Imaginative Scenario Planning for Law Enforcement Organisations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Imaginative Scenario Planning for Law Enforcement Organisations - BBC Radio Oxford (Juliette Koning)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description workshop - Community Reporting Thresholds 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Community Reporting Thresholds workshop held on 15th September 2017. Led by Paul Thomas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description workshop - Future directions for Linguistic Analysis in a security context CREST 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact workshop at Museum of London - Future directions for Linguistic Analysis in a security context CREST. Ran by Programme 3 - Understanding and Countering Online Behaviour
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description workshop - What do sources mean when they say "I don't know" or "I don't remember"? A taxonomy to explore, understand and inform in intelligence settings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop : What do sources mean when they say "I don't know" or "I don't remember"?
Event lead / PI: Lorraine Hope
15 attendees
Workshop led to the development of further online CREST resource materials.
Content from this workshop also fed to other stakeholders including US government, UK police / military.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://crestresearch.ac.uk/resources/mindmap-what-sources-mean-when-they-say-i-dont-know/
 
Description workshop - creativity and innovation event (Ces Moore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Creativity and innovation event for practitioners
20 attendees
April 2018
CREST Programme Lead: Ces Moore
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description workshop: 'Conspiracy Theories, Disinformation and Security Threats: How Should Governments Respond?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joint RICU and CREST event - 'Conspiracy Theories, Disinformation and Security Threats: How Should Governments Respond?' 15th May 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description workshop: After ISIL Part 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Third workshop in a series: After ISIL Pembroke College, Oxford. 11-12 April 2017, led by Ces Moore, Programme 1: Actors and narratives
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description workshop: After ISIL Part 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact final part of four stage workshop - FCO London. Led by Ces Moore, Programme 1. 14th July 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description workshop: Interviewing children 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interviewing children workshop: 4-5 May 2017 with University of Portsmouth. Led by Becky Milne, Programme 4 Eliciting Information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description workshop: Winning People Over: 30 Seconds to Go 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One day workshop ran by Paul Taylor, programme 6 Decision Making (Winning People Over: 30 Seconds to Go) A large range of academic and industry speakers.26th June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017