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Professor Maura Conway

Professor in Cyber Threats, Law

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 513038
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Together with her Swansea post (0.2FTE), Dr. Maura Conway holds a Professorship in International Security in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University (DCU) in Dublin, Ireland. She is the founding Coordinator of the VOX-Pol research network (voxpol.eu).

Prof. Conway’s principal research interests are in the intersections of terrorism and the Internet, including cyberterrorism, the functioning and effectiveness of violent political extremist online content, and violent online radicalisation. She is the author of over 40 articles and chapters in her specialist area(s). Her research has appeared in, amongst others, Studies in Conflict & TerrorismMedia, War & Conflict, Parliamentary Affairs, and Social Science Computer Review.

Prof. Conway has presented her findings before the United Nations in New York, the Commission of the European Union in Brussels, the UK House of Lords, and elsewhere. She is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of Europol’s Counter-terrorism Centre and a member of the Editorial Board of Terrorism and Political Violence.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Online Extremism
  • Online Terrorism
  • Online Radicalisation
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Online Counterterrorism

Career Highlights

  • Member, Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) Working Group on Academic and Practical Research, 2020
  • Member, European Commission, Community of Users’ (CoU) scoping group for Fighting Crime and Terrorism (FCT), 2020
  • Member, International Advisory Board, Research Council of Norway’s FREXO (Far Right Politics Online and Societal Resilience) project, University of Oslo and Oslo Metropolitan University, 2019 – Present
  • Member, Scientific Committee, EU H2020 OLTRE (Beyond the Horizon: Counter-narratives Placing Marginalised Young People at the Centre) project, 2019 – Present
  • Member, International Advisory Board, AVERT (Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism) Research Network, Deakin University, Australia, 2018 – Present
  • Member, Advisory Board, UNCTED-ICT4Peace’s Tech Against Terrorism, 2017 – Present
  • Member, Advisory Board, EU H2020 MANDOLA (Monitoring and Detecting Online Hate Speech) project, 2016 – 2017
  • Steering Committee Member, European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC) Advisory Network, EUROPOL, 2016 – Present
  • Advisory Board Member, Center for Research on Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence (C-REX), University of Oslo, 2016 – Present
  • Member, EU Commission’s Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN), 2013 – Present
  • Member, External Advisory Group, New Political Communication Unit, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2007 – Present