Shandon Harris Hogan is an Australian Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) consultant with more than a decade’s experience working for both university and government organisations. Formerly a Researcher at the Global Terrorism Research Centre, Shandon is an Adjunct Fellow at Victoria University. He holds Masters degrees in International Relations (Monash University) and Research (Macquarie University), and is currently a PhD Research Fellow at the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo.
Shandon’s research focuses on understanding violent extremism and analysing the structure of terrorist networks. This work has been published in a number of leading academic journals including Terrorism and Political Violence and the Oxford Review of Education. He is also an Associate Editor of Behavioural Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, where he holds both the most cited and most read articles in the history of the journal. In 2014 he was named the Future Strategic Writer of the year by the Institute for Regional Security.
Shandon’s applied research focuses on helping to facilitate disengagement from violent extremism through the design, implementation and evaluation of CVE programs and policy. Since 2010 he has been involved with more then a dozen Counter-Terrorism and CVE applied research grants with partner agencies including Victoria Police, the Australia New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee and the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society. He is also an Expert advisor to the UNESCO Chair in the Prevention of Violent Radicalisation and Extremism.
Shandon has also delivered presentations at a range of international and domestic academic conferences, lectured in post-graduate university courses and briefed high level government and police officials on matters of terrorism, security and international relations. Shandon Harris Hogan commented on the direction of CVE in Australia in this ABC 4 Corners documentary.