Erika Brady

Erika Brady



Erika completed an MA in International Relations at University College Cork, Ireland. Following a varied international career, she was accepted as a PhD Candidate at CSTPV in the University of St Andrews in September 2015. Since then, Erika has been involved in many different projects including working as a Guest Editor for a Special Issue of the Journal of Terrorism Research which was published in February 2017. Erika also works as a tutor for the School of International Relations at sub-honours level, as a casual lecturer for two non-Degree courses on International Relations and on Terrorism and as a Certificate in Terrorism Studies Teaching Assistant, CSTPV’s e-learning course. She has also designed and presented an e-resource on Academic Writing Skills for the Certificate in Terrorism Studies. Erika is a member of the editorial board for the School of International Relations’ in-house academic journal ‘Contemporary Voices in International Relations’ and an Associate Fellow for the Centre of Global Constitutionalism, situated in the School of International Relations in St Andrews.

Thesis Title: Evaluating the UK’s Counterterrorism Strategy through a Mixed-Methods Research Design.

Supervisors: Dr Peter Lehr and Dr Bernhard Blumenau



National and international counterterrorism policies, terrorist group dynamics, crisis communications in media and its impact on policy, political violence and conflict, diplomacy, Middle East politics and history.




Brady, Erika (2018) Grounds for Optimism, Safety & Security International, Edition 3/2018

Brady, Erika (2017) After ISIS, Safety & Security International, Edition 6/2017

Brady, E (2017) An analysis of security challenges arising from the Syrian Conflict – Islamic terrorism, refugee flows and political and social impacts in Europe, Special Issue of the Journal of Terrorism Research, Volume 8: Issue 1.

Brady, E (2016) An analysis of the UKs counter-terrorism strategy ‘CONTEST’ and the challenges in its evaluation, Sicherheitspolitik-blog, University of Frankfurt, October 2016




‘Assessing the UK’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Benefits, Challenges and Perspectives’, 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science, Brisbane, Australia, 21-25 July 2018.

‘Does prevent work? A qualitative analysis of radicalisation in the UK’, Workshop on Islamic Radicalisation in Europe, organised by the Center for Strategic and Defense Studies of the National University of Public Service and the Migration Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary, 6 December 2017. [Invited Speaker]

‘Evaluating the UK’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy: A Focused Qualitative Analysis’, Graduate Workshop on Conflict Dynamics, University of Oxford, 20-21 September 2017.