- Lecturer in Psychology
- School of Humanities -Applied Arts
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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 10 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.
• Bowman-Grieve, L. (in press). Cyber-terrorism and Moral Panics: A Reflection on the Discourse of Cyber-terrorism. Invited chapter for Terrorism Online, Routledge (2015); Editors: L. Jarvis and S. MacDonald. • Palasinski, M., & Bowman-Grieve, L. (In press). Tackling cyber-terrorism: Balancing surveillance with counter communication. Security Journal. • 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. (2011). The Internet and terrorism: Pathways toward terrorism and counter-terrorism. In A. Silke (Ed.), Psychology, Terrorism and Counterterrorism. Oxon: Routledge. • 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
• 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