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King’s College London

King’s College London (KCL) is a public research university and a member institution of the federal University of London. Research is core to King’s: it is what we do, what we care about and how we educate. It is how we channel our creativity to further knowledge and understanding, challenge convention and deliver impact. Our vision is to deliver research to inform and innovate. Through world-leading and outward-looking research that is specifically focused on meeting societal need, King’s aims to make the world a better place.

On the XCEPT programme, KCL will lead research that examines the drivers, norms and narratives of violence and peace at individual, group and societal levels.

Below is an animation which introduces KCL’s XCEPT research.

Our team

Principal Investigator
Shiraz Maher

King’s College London

 

Violent and Peaceful Behaviour

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Project Manager
Beth Heron

King’s College London

 

Violent and Peaceful Behaviour

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Researcher
Alison Brettle

King’s College London

 

Violent and Peaceful Behaviour

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Research Assistant
Caterina Ceccarelli

King’s College London

 

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Research Lead
Craig Larkin

King’s College London

 

Violent and Peaceful Behaviour

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XCEPT Survey Director
Fiona McEwen

King’s College London

 

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Research Fellow
Inna Rudolf

King’s College London

 

Violent and Peaceful Behaviour

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Research and Policy Director
Nafees Hamid

King’s College London

 

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Research Assistant
Pauline Zerla

King’s College London

 

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Research Fellow
Rajan Basra

King’s College London

 

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Our research

EVENT

3rd February 2023

At this event, King’s College London researchers Dr Craig Larkin and Dr Inna Rudolf will explore how competing narratives of a traumatic past are shap...

PODCAST

2nd February 2023

Are prisons really hotbeds of terrorism? Will the ‘ordinary’ young man entering prison be so influenced by his cell mate that he leaves a terrorist? O...

BLOG

30th January 2023

In the first episode of their podcast mini-series, the XCEPT King’s College London team introduce their research and give us a glimpse of what’s to co...

BRIEFING PAPER

14th January 2023

This policy briefing note highlights principles for better embedding international and federal support for post-conflict social recovery within the lo...

BRIEFING PAPER

19th December 2022

Pauline Zerla examines how traumatic events can be experienced by those who did not directly live them and how they affect the health and wellbeing of...

BRIEFING PAPER

8th December 2022

The distinction between ‘civilian’ and ‘combatant’ isn’t always clear cut in a conflict zone – failing to recognise this could undermine efforts to bu...

BRIEFING PAPER

21st November 2022

As the Iraqi government repatriates IS-affiliated families from al-Hol camp in Syria, Joana Cook looks at what’s next for the children who grew up und...

BRIEFING PAPER

31st October 2022

With war on the rise for a decade, King’s College London has gathered a team of experts from fields not typically associated with war research. The ho...

BRIEFING PAPER

28th September 2022

Despite observers claiming that Iraq’s Tishreen protest movement has been coerced into silence, this blog argues that it maintains mobilisation moment...

BRIEFING PAPER

24th August 2022

This blog post examines the role of mental health and conflict-related trauma in driving individuals towards embracing violent extremism.

BRIEFING PAPER

18th August 2022

This commentary explores why the welfare of the researcher frequently slips through the net of the ethical principle to ‘do no harm’.

BRIEFING PAPER

11th August 2022

How can neuroscience work in conjunction with the social and behavioural sciences to explain violent extremism?

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