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Dr Lorraine Bowman Grieve is a lecturer in Psychology at South East Technology University, Ireland. With a background in applied, social and forensic psychology, Lorraine has previously worked at University College Cork (Ire), Leeds Trinity University College (UK), and University of Lincoln (UK). Lorraine has been involved in terrorism studies and online extremism research throughout her career and has published research on the concept of cyberterrorism, anti-abortion extremism, Irish Republicanism online, and, Right Wing Extremism. Lorraine maintains a particular interest in understanding the nature, content and function of extremist discourses online, and is primarily interested in the application of social psychology to understanding behaviour and phenomena related to terrorism, counter-terrorism and the range of ethical issues related to such research.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Terrorist supporters and the Internet: An exploration of online 'virtual' communities. , University College Cork

Award Date: 01 Dec 2006

Masters Degree, University of Kent

Award Date: 01 Sep 2002

Bachelors Degree, University College Cork

Award Date: 01 Aug 2001


  • BF Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Terrorism Studies
  • Qualitative research


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