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Dr Joe Whittaker

Senior Lecturer in Cyber Threats, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602363
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Joe is Programme Director of Cyber Threats at Swansea University. His PhD analysed the online behaviours of Islamic State terrorists in the US from the years 2012-2018, conducted as a joint degree with Swansea University and Leiden University. He has also researched how social media platforms’ recommendation systems promote and amplify extreme far-right content, as well as publishing on topics such as counter-narratives and extremist video games.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Terrorists’ and extremists’ use of the Internet
  • Filter bubbles and terrorism
  • Propaganda
  • Countering violent extremism
  • Terror finance
  • Video games and extremism