Co-Head of Security and Extremism
Hannah is Co-Head of our Security and Extremism Unit alongside Martyn Frampton. Hannah was previously a Senior Research Fellow at The Henry Jackson Society and has written reports on extremism, terrorism and jihadist ideology as well as religious law and the role of religion in the public sphere. Her most recent research project analysed all Islamism-inspired terrorism convictions and attacks in the UK since 1999 and used the data to provide statistical and thematic connections within radicalisation and terrorism in the UK today. Hannah has advised government officials, MPs and other relevant stakeholders and her research and ideas have informed counter-radicalisation policy. Hannah has extensive broadcast media experience and has written analysis for the Wall Street Journal, The Times, Foreign Policy, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology and the Guardian, among others. Hannah was previously a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Cohesion think tank in London. She has a MA in International Studies and Diplomacy (with Distinction) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Bristol. Hannah is currently on secondment as Head of Research at the independent Commission for Countering Extremism.
Related Posts & Publications
by Hannah Stuart | Jan 28, 2018Reactions to the appointment last week of human rights campaigner Sara Khan as the Government’s Commissioner for Countering Extremism were as disappointing as they were predictable. Rather than focusing on her qualifications or the extremist ideas and behaviour she...
by Hannah Stuart | Jul 30, 2017The High Court has rejected a legal challenge against the government’s counter-radicalisation strategy, Prevent, and its delivery at higher education institutions. The test case was brought against the Home Secretary by British Muslim Dr Salman Butt after he was...
Trojan Horse: ‘If anyone is still in any doubt that the practices uncovered were inappropriate, just listen to the pupils’
by Hannah Stuart | Jun 18, 2017Read Article The collapse of hearings into five senior teachers accused of imposing a hardline interpretation of Islam on secular schools in Birmingham has brought renewed focus to the question of whether schools are equipped to identify and mitigate the risks of...
by Hannah Stuart | Jun 5, 2017In her first statement after the London Bridge terrorist attack Prime Minister Theresa May called for decisive action to prevent the internet being used as a ‘safe space’ for extremism. While the processes of radicalisation of the three as-yet-unidentified attackers...
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