Ms Harley Williamson is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and is a member of the Griffith Criminology Institute. Her doctoral thesis examined social psychological explanations of support for terrorism. Her research interests focus on counter-terrorism, social identity processes, minority groups, identity threats and policing.

Recent funding

Queensland Police Service (2017): Connected Women Program Evaluation (with Professor Tina Murphy, Dr Natasha Madon, and Dr Tariro Mutongwizo)

Queensland Police Service (2017): SBD Islamic Youth Deep Blue Line Program Evaluation (with Professor Tina Murphy and Dr Natasha Madon)

Key Publications

Williamson, H. (2019). Pride and prejudice: Exploring how identity processes shape public attitudes towards Australian counterterrorism measures, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.

Williamson, H., Fay-Ramirez, S. & Miles-Johnson, T. (2019). Fear of Terrorism: Media exposure and subjective fear of attack. Global Crime, 20(1), 1-25.

Williamson, H. (2016). Examining Cooperation with the Police in a National Security Environment. The International Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 11(2), 163-183.




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