Dr Julia Rushchenko is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism.
Julia holds a PhD in Global Criminology from Utrecht University and the University of Hamburg. She is a recipient of the prestigious scholarships issued by the U.S. Department of State, the European Commission and the British Council. Dr Rushchenko currently teaches Terrorism, Counter Terrorism Policing and Organised Crime (MA in Global Security) at the University of West London. Previously, she worked as an Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Fellow at the University of Kent and was a visiting scholar at the UC San Diego.
Besides her international academic experience, Julia’s expertise includes assignments with non-profit organisations (Amnesty for Women), think tanks (Hudson Institute), and the United Nations (Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights). Julia has also consulted private companies, including tech start-ups in Germany and Ukraine.
Julia is fluent in English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Portuguese, and Italian languages. She also works with German, French, Dutch, Arabic, and Farsi.
Research focus: violent extremism, organised crime, criminal justice, gender, radicalisation
Broadcast media experience: CNN, BBC World, France 24, ITV, Voice of America.