Shandon Harris Hogan is an Australian Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) consultant with experience working for both university and government organisations. Formerly a Researcher at the Global Terrorism Research Centre (Monash University) and a graduate of Monash University’s Masters of International Relations program, Shandon is currently an Adjunct Fellow at Victoria University.
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 Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence and Behavioural Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, and 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 a dozen Counter-Terrorism and CVE applied research grants with partner agencies including the Australian Federal Police, Victoria Police, the Federal Attorney-General’s Department and the Australia New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee.
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, international relations and religion.