- Lecturer in Psychology
- School of Humanities -Applied Arts
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- T- Block/ FTG Rooms
- Main Campus
I am a lecturer in Psychology at Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. I hold an MSc in Forensic Psychology and a PhD in Applied Psychology. Prior to joining WIT in 2013 I worked at Leeds Trinity University College and University of Lincoln in the UK. I am primarily interested in the application of social and forensic psychology to understanding behaviour and phenomenon related to crime, criminality and terrorism. I have researched terrorist use of the internet for over 15 years, in particular the content and function of discourses supportive of terrorism and the potential of alternative discourses in counter-terrorism efforts. I am interested in online interaction and engagement and in understanding the form and function of extreme ideology online. I am open to discussing research possibilities at both Masters and PhD levels.
Research Interests • Investigating online support for terrorist and extremist movements • Understanding the impact of the internet and social media • ‘Deviant’ narratives • Mental health narratives • Radicalisation in prisons: Understanding ‘Risk’ • The impact of terrorism on victims and communities • The role of women in right wing extremist movements • Counter-terrorism initiatives: best practice and informing policy
I have experience in lecturing a range of modules relating to Social and Forensic Psychology, and I have lectured in Terrorism Studies, all at both undergraduate and Masters level. I have also lectured in the Psychology of Mental Health (in particular in relation to offending behaviour).
My Professional Experience
I have been working as a full time lecturer since completing my PhD in 2006.
O’ Mahoney, J., Torn, A., & Bowman Grieve (in Press). Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries and the psychology of surveillance. Invited Book Chapter for Surveillance, Architecture and Control by Flynn, S. & McKay, A. (Eds), Palgrave Macmillan (March 2019).
Bowman Grieve, L. (In Progress). Considering Irish Republicanism online in light of the 1916 Centenary.
Bowman Grieve, L. (2015). Cyber-terrorism and Moral Panics: A Reflection on the Discourse of Cyber-terrorism. In L. Jarvis, S. MacDonald & T. Chen (Eds), Terrorism Online: Politics, Law and Technology. Oxon: Routledge.
Bowman Grieve, L. (2011). The Internet and terrorism: Pathways toward terrorism and counter-terrorism. In A. Silke (Ed.), Psychology, Terrorism and Counterterrorism. Oxon: Routledge.
Scrivens, R., Bowman Grieve, L., Conway, M & Frank R. (in progress). "Sugar and Spice, and Everything Nice? Exploring the Online Roles of Women in the Far-Right Extremist Movement".
Bowman Grieve, L. & Palisinski, M. (Submitted for review). Vengeance as a Terrorist Motivator. Journal of Terrorism Research.
Palasinski, M., Brown, W., Shortland, N., Riggs, D., Bowman-Grieve, L., & Chen, M. (Submitted for review). Masculinity, Injury and Death – Implications for Anti-knife-carrying Messages, Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Palisinski, M., Shortland, N., & Bowman Grieve, L. (under review). Exploring Anxiety about Digital Security and Terrorism and Support for High-tech Counter Terror Measures. Computers and Human Behaviour.
Alison, L., Palisinski, M., Warring S., Shortland, N., Humphrey, A., Humann, M. & Bowman Grieve, L. (2017). Between a rock and a hard place of geopolitically sensitive threats – Critical incidents and decision intertia. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 1-18
Cartledge, S. Bowman Grieve, L. & Palasinski, M. (2015). The Mechanisms of Moral Disengagement in George W. Bush’s ‘War on Terrorism’ Rhetoric. The Qualitative Report, 20, 1905-1921.
Palasinski, M., & Bowman Grieve, L. (2014). Tackling cyber-terrorism: Balancing surveillance with counter communication. Security Journal, doi:10.1057/sj.2014.19.
Palasinski, M., Granat, J., Seol, K.O. & Bowman Grieve, L. (2014). Social Categorization and Right-wing Authoritarianism in Reporting Potential Terrorist Threats in Cyberspace. Computers in Human Behavior, 36, 75-81.
Bowman Grieve, L. (2013). Virtual communities of Terrorist support: a tool for recruitment? Security Informatics, 2(9), 1-5. Available online at http://www.security-informatics.com/content/pdf/2190-8532-2-9.pdf
Bowman Grieve, L. and Conway, M. (2012). Considering the Content and Function of Dissident Irish Republican Online Discourses. Media, War and Conflict (Special Issue), 5(1), 71-85.
Bowman Grieve, L. (2010). Irish Republicanism and the Internet: Support for new wave dissidents. Perspectives on Terrorism 4(2), 22-34.
Bowman Grieve, L. (2009). Exploring Stormfront: The Virtual Community of the Radical Right. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 32 (11), 989-1007.
Bowman Grieve, L. (2009). Anti-Abortion extremism online. First Monday, 14 (11), Available online at http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2679/2352
Papers, Presentations and Contributions
Contributor to research team (work presented by R. Scrivens) at TASM (2017) & VoxPol (2018) conferences (Maternity leave)
Invited contributor to Workshop on ‘Similarities and differences between online terrorism an online child sexual abuse and their implications’. Chair of Session: ‘Emerging and Future Trends and Ethics Issues’. 22-23 January 2018. VOX-Pol, Dublin City University.
The Psychology of Social Influence and Irish Republicanism online. Paper presented at VOX-POL workshop on Comparative Approaches to Understanding Violent and Non-Violent Extremism, University College London, May 22, 2017
Offender and Victims: The Social Psychology of Influence. Paper presented with Dr Jennifer O Mahoney at WIT Criminology Conference, Blackwater Castle, Cork, May 10, 2017
Research Online: Methods, Ethics & Challenges. Paper presented with Dr Jennifer O Mahoney at WIT Criminology Conference, Blackwater Castle, Cork, Sept. 27, 2016
Ethical Issues surrounding online extremism related research. Paper presented at VOX-POL mid-funding Conference, Dublin City University, June 21-24, 2016
The Easter Rising Centenary (1916-2016) and Irish Republicanism online (2002-2016). Invited Guest Paper, presented at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, April 25, 2016
Vengeance as a Terrorist Motivator. Society for Terrorism Research Annual International Conference. Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK, 9-11 Sept. 2015
Irish Republicanism online: A decade of research. VOX-Pol Summer School. Dublin City University, 3rd July 2014
Hybrid Threats Workshop: Terrorism and the Internet. Multi-Disciplinary working group at the University of Lincoln, July 15th-16th, 2013
The Psychology of Terrorism and Terrorist use of the Internet. Invited guest lecture. University of Derby, April 22, 2013
Cyber-terrorism and Moral Panics: A Reflection on the Discourse of Cyber-terrorism. Cyber terrorism Conference. Birmingham, May 10-12, 2013
Understanding Irish Republicanism using Qualitative Research Methods. The British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 18-20 April 2012, Grand Connaught Rooms, London
The Content and Function Irish Republican Discourses online: Who are the ‘Dissidents’? Contribution to Seminar Series, Centre for Research in Political Psychology, Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, March 13, 2012
Irish Republicanism and the Internet. Contribution to Internal Research Seminar Series, School of Psychology. University of Lincoln, February 8, 2012
Virtual communities of Terrorist support: a tool for recruitment? (Session Chair) European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, Athens, September 12-14, 2011
Irish Republicanism and the Internet: Is dissident propaganda online promoting a return to ‘The Troubles’? Terrorism and New Media Conference, Dublin City University, Sept. 8-9, 2010
Vengeance in Online Discourses of Terrorism Support. British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology Conference (Session Chair), Canterbury, June 23-25, 2010
Psychology of Terrorism. Guest Lectures for Adult Education, Dip. Forensic Psychology, at University College Cork, April 2010
Radicalisation in Prisons. Presentation for Senior Management Board, HMP Leeds, September 16, 2009
The Internet, Terrorism and Radicalisation. International Conference on Violence
in Public Places and Institutions June 25-27, 2009, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom
Qualitative Research in Terrorism. Paper presented at Research Methodology Seminar Series. Leeds Trinity University College, February 25, 2009
Terrorism and the Internet. Contribution to Seminar Series, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, November 20, 2008
Terrorist Supporters and the Internet: An introduction to online ‘virtual’ communities I. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, Edinburgh, June 24-26, 2008
Terrorist Supporters and the Internet: An introduction to online ‘virtual’ communities II. Paper presented at the XV World Congress of the International Society for Criminology, Barcelona, July 20-25, 2008
Series of Guest Lectures in MA Forensic Psychology (Terrorism Studies) at University College, Cork, Ireland (November 2007)
Terrorist use of the Internet: A detailed analysis. Paper presented at Cambridge University, April 2005, for HM Forces: Migration, Borders, Resources and Security
Terrorist use of the Internet: An introduction. Presentation at the Political Studies Association of Ireland Conference, Dublin, October 2003