Dr Nick Brooke
Nick Brooke is an Associate Lecturer in Terrorism and Political Violence at the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, a position he has held since January 2016. He holds an MA in Politics from the University of Edinburgh, an MLitt in Terrorism Studies from the University of St Andrews and a PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews.
Nick’s current research examines the implementation of counter-radicalisation strategies in remote and rural spaces. He is the lead investigator on a Royal Society of Edinburgh funded project on PREVENT in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. His previous research, and first academic monograph Terrorism and Nationalism in the United Kingdom: The Absence of Noise, examines the relationship between nationalism and political violence in the United Kingdom, considering why political violence was a greater feature of the nationalist movements in some parts of the British Isles than others. This book makes important contributions to the study of the causes of terrorism and the uneven pattern of violent outcomes for nationalist movements. Further to this, Nick works on nationalism, non-violent protest and identity and the interplay between these phenomena, as well as Scottish and British politics and representations of political violence in popular culture.
Dr Brooke serves as Academic Co-ordinator for the Certificate in Terrorism Studies, and teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In April 2019 he received the Student Association’s 2018/2019 Teaching Excellence Award for Academic Mentorship.