Research Profile

Orla Lynch

Biography

Dr Orla Lynch is currently a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Asc. Dean of Graduates Studies at University College Cork, Ireland. She is also Academic Lead on Priority Six of the Academic Strategy and the Programme Director of the PG Dip in Trauma Studies (online). Until 2015 she was Director of Teaching and a Lecturer in Terrorism Studies at CSTPV at the University of St Andrews. Orla’s background is in International Security Studies and Applied Psychology; her primary training is as a social psychologist. She studied at both the University of St Andrews (MLitt) and University College Cork (Phd). Orla is a fellow with Hedayah, Abu Dhabi and a Board member of RAN, Europe. She is also a RESOLVE Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, an Anniversary Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence and an Academic Advisor for WAVE Trauma Centre Belfast. Orla’s current research focuses on victimisation and political violence in relation to the direct victims of violence, but also the broader psycho-social impact of victimisation and the perpetrator-victim complex.   Orla has also examined the notion of suspect communities in relation to the impact of counter terrorism measures on Muslim youth communities. Orla was until recently the principal investigator on a multisite EU funded project that looks at the importance of notions of victimisation for former perpetrators of political violence and the role of both former perpetrators and victims in ongoing peace initiatives. Orla was also previously PI on another EU funded project looking at the needs of victims of terrorism. To date, as PI, Orla has secured €1.4 million in EU research funding, and over two hundred thousand in IRCHSS , SRF and Enterprise Ireland funding.  Orla research interests lie in individual and group desistance from political violence, including issues related to deradicalisation, the role of grand narratives in justifying involvement in violence and psychosocial understandings of the transitions from violence to peace. Her recent books include Applying Psychology: The Case of Terrorism and Political Violence. (Blackwell with Carmel Joyce) Victims and Perpetrators of Terrorism: Exploring Identities, Roles and Narratives (Ed. Routledge, London) Victims of Terrorism, a comparative and interdisciplinary study  (Ed. Palgrave, London) and  International Perspectives on Terrorist Victimisation: An interdisciplinary approach (Ed. Routledge London)
Dr Orla Lynch is currently a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Asc. Dean of Graduates Studies at University College Cork, Ireland. She is also Academic Lead on Priority Six of the Academic Strategy and the Programme Director of the PG Dip in Trauma Studies (online). Until 2015 she was Director of Teaching and a Lecturer in Terrorism Studies at CSTPV at the University of St Andrews. Orla’s background is in International Security Studies and Applied Psychology; her primary training is as a social psychologist. She studied at both the University of St Andrews (MLitt) and University College Cork (Phd). Orla is a fellow with Hedayah, Abu Dhabi and a Board member of RAN, Europe. She is also a RESOLVE Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, an Anniversary Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence and an Academic Advisor for WAVE Trauma Centre Belfast. Orla’s current research focuses on victimisation and political violence in relation to the direct victims of violence, but also the broader psycho-social impact of victimisation and the perpetrator-victim complex.   Orla has also examined the notion of suspect communities in relation to the impact of counter terrorism measures on Muslim youth communities. Orla was until recently the principal investigator on a multisite EU funded project that looks at the importance of notions of victimisation for former perpetrators of political violence and the role of both former perpetrators and victims in ongoing peace initiatives. Orla was also previously PI on another EU funded project looking at the needs of victims of terrorism. To date, as PI, Orla has secured €1.4 million in EU research funding, and over two hundred thousand in IRCHSS , SRF and Enterprise Ireland funding.  Orla research interests lie in individual and group desistance from political violence, including issues related to deradicalisation, the role of grand narratives in justifying involvement in violence and psychosocial understandings of the transitions from violence to peace. Her recent books include Applying Psychology: The Case of Terrorism and Political Violence. (Blackwell with Carmel Joyce) Victims and Perpetrators of Terrorism: Exploring Identities, Roles and Narratives (Ed. Routledge, London) Victims of Terrorism, a comparative and interdisciplinary study  (Ed. Palgrave, London) and  International Perspectives on Terrorist Victimisation: An interdisciplinary approach (Ed. Routledge London)

Research Interests

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Challenges to Irish Diaspora identity - Examining Irish American support for Republican paramilities in Boston after 9/11 and the Boston bombing.Irish Research Council01-OCT-1531-MAR-18€100,556.00
Trauma, young parents and family homelessness01-JAN-1801-MAY-18€25,000.00
EI "CS-2016-1555 Proposal Preparation" Dr O LynchEnterprise Irl30-MAY-1628-FEB-17€7,615.00
Muslim Youth in the UK and IrelandIrish Research Council01-SEP-0701-SEP-08
The Crime Terror Nexus01-SEP-1731-AUG-19€20,000.00
The gvictimisation experience and the radicalization process. An understanding of the perpetrator victim cycle amonst individuals involved in terrorism.Foreign Research Institute01-SEP-1330-SEP-16€35,714.00
Preventing terrorism - Victims of terrorism and their participation in counter-radicalisation initiativesEuropean Commission01-SEP-1331-AUG-15€788,000.00
GOOD PRACTICE IN THE PROVISION OF SUPPORT INITIATIVES TO VICTIMS OF TERRORISM: LESSONS FROM THE UK AND SPAINEuropean Commission01-JAN-1131-DEC-12€488,000.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2018)Lynch, O. & Joyce, C. (2018). The Psychological Processes of Terrorist Groups.
Orla Lynch, Carmel Joyce (2018) Lynch, O. & Joyce, C. (2018). The Psychological Processes of Terrorist Groups. London: Wiley Blackwell. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2017)'Introduction'
Orla Lynch and Javier Argomaniz (2017) 'Introduction' In: Lynch, O. & Argomaniz (2017) (eds) Victims and Perpetrators of Terrorism: Exploring Identities, Roles and Narratives.Routledge, London. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2016)'Victims of Republican Violence'
Peake, S. and Lynch, O. (2016) 'Victims of Republican Violence' In: Morrison, J. and Gill, P (eds). 100 years of republican violence - 1916-2016. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2015)'Desistance and Deradicalisation - The case of Northern Ireland'
Orla Lynch (2015) 'Desistance and Deradicalisation - The case of Northern Ireland' In: Anne Aly and Sara Zeiger (eds). Countering Violent Extremism: Developing an Evidence-base for Policy and Practice. Australia: Curtin University Press. [Details]
(2015)'Best practice recommendations for supporting victims of terrorism'
Lynch, O;Argomaniz, J;Serrano, A;Joyce, C;Alonso, R (2015) 'Best practice recommendations for supporting victims of terrorism' In: VICTIMS OF TERRORISM: A COMPARATIVE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDY. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2015)'Meeting the needs of victims of terrorism Lessons for the international context'
Lynch, O;Argomaniz, J (2015) 'Meeting the needs of victims of terrorism Lessons for the international context' In: VICTIMS OF TERRORISM: A COMPARATIVE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDY. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2015)'Victims of terrorism An introduction'
Lynch, O;Argomaniz, J (2015) 'Victims of terrorism An introduction' In: VICTIMS OF TERRORISM: A COMPARATIVE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDY. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2015)'The needs of victims in the United Kingdom Results'
Joyce, C;Lynch, O (2015) 'The needs of victims in the United Kingdom Results' In: VICTIMS OF TERRORISM: A COMPARATIVE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDY. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2015)'Victims' issues in Northern Ireland and Spain A conceptual and theoretical overview'
Joyce, C;Lynch, O;Anton, E (2015) 'Victims' issues in Northern Ireland and Spain A conceptual and theoretical overview' In: VICTIMS OF TERRORISM: A COMPARATIVE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDY. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2017)'Memory, Truth and Justice: Understanding the experience of victims of terrorism and political violence. The cases of the United Kingdom and Spain'
Serrano, A. Lynch, O. and Argomaniz, J (2017) 'Memory, Truth and Justice: Understanding the experience of victims of terrorism and political violence. The cases of the United Kingdom and Spain' In: Lynch, O. & Argomaniz (2017) (eds) Victims and Perpetrators of Terrorism: Exploring Identities, Roles and Narratives. Routledge, London. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2015)'Desistance and Deradicalisation – The Case of Terrorism and Political Violence'
Orla Lynch (2015) 'Desistance and Deradicalisation – The Case of Terrorism and Political Violence' In: Countering Violent Extermism. Australia: Curtin University Press. [Details]
(2013)'Paul Wilkinson and State Terrorism'
Orla Lynch , Gilbert Ramsay (2013) 'Paul Wilkinson and State Terrorism' In: State Terrorism and Human Rights. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2015)'Victims and perpetrators: A clinician’s account of ex-child soldiers and the child development process in Sri Lanka'
Joyce, C., Lynch, O, Veale, A. (2015) 'Victims and perpetrators: A clinician’s account of ex-child soldiers and the child development process in Sri Lanka' In: Argomaniz, J & Lynch O (eds). International Perspectives on Terrorist Victimisation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.   [Details]
(2015)'Suspicion, exclusion and the othering of British Muslims since 9/11: the victimisation of an entire population?'
Orla Lynch (2015) 'Suspicion, exclusion and the othering of British Muslims since 9/11: the victimisation of an entire population?' In: International Perspectives on Terrorist Victimisation: An interdisciplinary approach. (Rethinking Political Violence). London: Palgrave. [Details]
(2015)'A needs analysis, best practice for the international community'
Orla Lynch (2015) 'A needs analysis, best practice for the international community' In: Victims of Terrorism - Multidisciplinary Approaches. (Political Violence). London: Routledge. [Details]
(2012)'Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism'
Orla Lynch (2012) 'Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism' In: Counter terrorism policy in the UK. Calfornia: ABC-CLIO. [Details]
(2007)'Fundamentalism, Psychology and the European Threat'
Orla Lynch (2007) 'Fundamentalism, Psychology and the European Threat' In: Faith Based Radicalism: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Between Constructive Activism and Destructive Fanaticism. Leiden: Peter Lang Publishers. [Details]
(2012)'Aspects of Terrorism and Martyrdom: Dying for Good, Dying for God'
Orla Lynch (2012) 'Aspects of Terrorism and Martyrdom: Dying for Good, Dying for God' In: Being Muslim and the War on Terror: The Experience of London’s Muslim Youth. London: Edwin Mellen Press. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2017)Lynch, O. & Argomaniz (2017) (eds) Victims and Perpetrators of Terrorism: Exploring Identities, Roles and Narratives
Orla Lynch and Javier Argomaniz (Ed.). (2017) Lynch, O. & Argomaniz (2017) (eds) Victims and Perpetrators of Terrorism: Exploring Identities, Roles and Narratives London: Routledge. [Details]
(2015)International Perspectives on Terrorist Victimisation
Javier Argomaniz and Orla Lynch (Ed.). (2015) International Perspectives on Terrorist Victimisation London: Palgrave. [Details]
(2014)Victims of Terrorism: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Study
Orla Lynch and Javier Argomaniz (Ed.). (2014) Victims of Terrorism: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Study London: Routledge. [Details]
(2013)State Terrorism and Human Rights
Gillian Duncan, Orla Lynch, Gilbert Ramsay, Alison Watson (Ed.). (2013) State Terrorism and Human Rights London: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'Joyce, C., & Lynch, O. (revise and resubmit). Identity, legitimacy and voice: Representing victims of political violence in Northern Ireland'
Carmel Joyce and Orla Lynch (2018) 'Joyce, C., & Lynch, O. (revise and resubmit). Identity, legitimacy and voice: Representing victims of political violence in Northern Ireland'. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, [Details]
(2018)'Militant Irishness: Examining Irish diaspora support for Republican paramilitaries in Boston and New York as a potential strategy for reaffirming Irishness abroad'
Carmel Joyce and Orla Lynch (2018) 'Militant Irishness: Examining Irish diaspora support for Republican paramilitaries in Boston and New York as a potential strategy for reaffirming Irishness abroad'. Psychology and Society, [Details]
(2017)'‘Doing Peace’. The role of ex-political prisoners in violence prevention initiatives in Northern Ireland'
Orla Lynch and Carmel Joyce (2017) '‘Doing Peace’. The role of ex-political prisoners in violence prevention initiatives in Northern Ireland'. Studies In Conflict & Terrorism, [Details]
(2017)'"Doing Peace": The Role of Ex-Political Prisoners in Violence Prevention Initiatives in Northern Ireland'
Joyce, C;Lynch, O (2017) '"Doing Peace": The Role of Ex-Political Prisoners in Violence Prevention Initiatives in Northern Ireland'. Studies In Conflict &Amp; Terrorism, 40 :1072-1090 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'De-radicalization; assumptions weaknesses and lessons from the past'
Orla Lynch (2017) 'De-radicalization; assumptions weaknesses and lessons from the past'. Defence Forces Review, Vol. 11, pp 1-11 (1):1-11-11 [Details]
(2017)'Victims of Terrorism and Political Violence: Identity, Needs, and Service Delivery in Northern Ireland and Great Britain'
Lynch, O;Argomaniz, J (2017) 'Victims of Terrorism and Political Violence: Identity, Needs, and Service Delivery in Northern Ireland and Great Britain'. Terrorism and Political Violence, 29 :464-482 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Victims of Irish Republican Paramilitary ViolenceThe Case of "The Disappeared"'
Peake, S;Lynch, O (2016) 'Victims of Irish Republican Paramilitary ViolenceThe Case of "The Disappeared"'. Terrorism and Political Violence, 28 :452-472 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'The meaning maintenance model and the victims of the 'Troubles': a needs-based theoretical review of the social psychological literature on Northern Ireland'
Joyce, C;Lynch, O (2015) 'The meaning maintenance model and the victims of the 'Troubles': a needs-based theoretical review of the social psychological literature on Northern Ireland'. Behavioural Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 7 :184-199 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Functions of collective victimhood: Political violence and the case of the Troubles in Northern Ireland'
Orla Lynch and Carmel Joyce (2018) 'Functions of collective victimhood: Political violence and the case of the Troubles in Northern Ireland'. Journal International Review of Victimology, Vol. 24 (2):183-197   [Details]
(2017)'Introduction to the Special Issue: The Complexity of Terrorism—Victims, Perpetrators and Radicalization'
Argomaniz, Javier; Lynch, Orla (2017) 'Introduction to the Special Issue: The Complexity of Terrorism—Victims, Perpetrators and Radicalization'. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, :1-16 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'The construction and mobilization of collective victimhood by political ex-prisoners in Northern Ireland'
Orla Lynch and Carmel Joyce (2017) 'The construction and mobilization of collective victimhood by political ex-prisoners in Northern Ireland'. Studies In Conflict & Terrorism, [Details]
(2017)'Understanding Radicalisation: Implications for Criminal Justice Practitioners'
Orla Lynch (2017) 'Understanding Radicalisation: Implications for Criminal Justice Practitioners'. Irish Probation Journal, [Details]
(2016)'Learning the basics of how to live’. Ex-prisoner’s accounts of Doing Desistance'
Vicky Seaman and Orla Lynch (2016) 'Learning the basics of how to live’. Ex-prisoner’s accounts of Doing Desistance'. The Irish Probation Journal, [Details]
(2015)'Being Muslim and being Irish after 9/11: self-conceptions of place in Irish society'
Lynch, O,Veale, A (2015) 'Being Muslim and being Irish after 9/11: self-conceptions of place in Irish society'. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38 :2003-2018 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Counterterrorism, Community Policing and the Flags Protests: An Examination of Police Perceptions of Northern Ireland's Operation Dulcet'
Pennington, K,Lynch, O (2015) 'Counterterrorism, Community Policing and the Flags Protests: An Examination of Police Perceptions of Northern Ireland's Operation Dulcet'. Studies In Conflict & Terrorism, 38 :543-559 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Social Psychology Matters'
Orla Lynch (2009) 'Social Psychology Matters'. Social Psychological Review, [Details]
(2013)'British Muslim Youth: Radicalisation, Terrorism and the Construction of the “Other”'
Orla Lynch (2013) 'British Muslim Youth: Radicalisation, Terrorism and the Construction of the “Other”'. Critical Studies in Terrorism, [Details]
(2015)'Meaning Maintenance Model: A needs-based theoretical model and its applicability to the social psychological literature on victims of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland'
Orla Lynch and Carmel Joyce (2015) 'Meaning Maintenance Model: A needs-based theoretical model and its applicability to the social psychological literature on victims of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland'. Behavioural Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, [Details]
(2012)'Deadliness, organisational change and suicide attacks: understanding the assumptions inherent in the use of the term ‘new terrorism’'
Orla Lynch and Chris Ryder (2012) 'Deadliness, organisational change and suicide attacks: understanding the assumptions inherent in the use of the term ‘new terrorism’'. Critical Studies in Terrorism, [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2017)6th National Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference: Future Directions for Child Protection and Welfare: Where to and Why?
Lambert, S. & Lynch O. (2017) Children from Conflict Zones of Syria and Iraq: The Case for Trauma Informed Practice 6th National Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference: Future Directions for Child Protection and Welfare: Where to and Why? University College COrk,   [DOI] [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2016)Issue Paper on Child Returnees to Europe from ISIL held territories in Syria/Iraq.
Orla Lynch and Sharon Lambert (2016) Issue Paper on Child Returnees to Europe from ISIL held territories in Syria/Iraq. DG Home, European Commission. [Details]
(2016)The Victimisation Experience and the Radicalisation Process – Understanding of the Perpetrator Victim Complex in the Case of Terrorism and Political Violence.
Orla Lynch and Javier Argomaniz (2016) The Victimisation Experience and the Radicalisation Process – Understanding of the Perpetrator Victim Complex in the Case of Terrorism and Political Violence. European Commission, Brussels. [Details]
(2016)Victims, Radicalisation and Terrorism – Lessons for the EU.
Orla Lynch (2016) Victims, Radicalisation and Terrorism – Lessons for the EU. DG Home Commissioned paper, Brussels. [Details]
(2013)Supporting victims of terrorism, the role of Victim orientated organizations: the case of the UK and Spain. EU White Paper.
Orla Lynch and Javier Argomaniz (2013) Supporting victims of terrorism, the role of Victim orientated organizations: the case of the UK and Spain. EU White Paper. St Andrews, UK. [Details]

Blog

 YearPublication
(2018)So you think you know about Cyber Crime?.
Orla Lynch and James Cuffe (2018) So you think you know about Cyber Crime?. https://www.rte.ie/eile/brainstorm/2018/0210/940055-so-you-think-you-know-about-cybercrime/: Blog   [Details]
(2017)Terrorism and the terrorist – Understanding Radicalisation: The Implications for Criminal Justice practitioners.
Orla Lynch (2017) Terrorism and the terrorist – Understanding Radicalisation: The Implications for Criminal Justice practitioners. Brussels: Blog   [Details]
(2014)Political Violence at a glance- The needs of victims. http://politicalviolenceataglance.org/2014/10/17/the-needs-of-the-victims/.
Orla Lynch and Javier Argomaniz (2014) Political Violence at a glance- The needs of victims. http://politicalviolenceataglance.org/2014/10/17/the-needs-of-the-victims/. Blog [Details]

Electronic Article

 YearPublication
(2018)What is it like to research terrorism in a post-9/11 world?.
Orla Lynch (2018) What is it like to research terrorism in a post-9/11 world?. Dublin: Electronic Article   [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2014)Peace at any Cost?.
Orla Lynch (2014) Peace at any Cost?. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2014Hedayah Fellow GCTF
2016UNDP Experts Roster for Rapid Response (ExpRes)CVE/PVE UNDP
2015RAN editorial committee member DG Home
2017Resolve Academic Advisor United States Institute of Peace

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Society for Terrorism Research Member04-SEP-12 / 30-NOV-16
British Psychological Association Graduate member01-MAR-06 / 30-NOV-16

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2017)European Commission high level meeting on Returning Foreign Fighters, Brussels June 19th 2017,
Orla Lynch (2017) Child returnees and measures in Europe. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Commission high level meeting on Returning Foreign Fighters, Brussels June 19th 2017, Brussels . [Details]
(2017)Paper presented at the Society for Terrorism Research, New York, August,
Orla Lynch (2017) Lynch, O. (2017) How Logic and reasoning undermine deradicalisation. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Paper presented at the Society for Terrorism Research, New York, August, NYC . [Details]
(2017)Paper presented at the Counter-Radicalisation through the Rule of the Law 3rd Meeting of the DERAD Steering Committee (SC) and Ex,
Orla Lynch (2017) Lynch, O. (2017) Radicalisation, counter radicalisation and probation,. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Paper presented at the Counter-Radicalisation through the Rule of the Law 3rd Meeting of the DERAD Steering Committee (SC) and Ex, Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany . [Details]
(2017)Global Counter Terrorism Forum (GCTF) Foreign Terrorist Fighters’ Plenary Meeting, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the,
Orla Lynch (2017) Lynch, O. (2017) Child Returnees from Syria and Iraq. Presented at the Global Counter Terrorism Forum (GCTF) Foreign Terrorist Fighters’ Plenary Meeting, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, in The Hague, 18 May 2017. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Global Counter Terrorism Forum (GCTF) Foreign Terrorist Fighters’ Plenary Meeting, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the, The Hague . [Details]
(2016)RAN Plenary and High Level Conference, Brussels, Nov 2016,
Orla Lynch (2016) Lynch, O. (2016) Addressing de-radicalization and child returnees. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], RAN Plenary and High Level Conference, Brussels, Nov 2016, Brussels . [Details]
(2016)Society for Terrorism Research Annual Conference,,
Orla Lynch (2016) Victimization and radicalization – understanding the role of victimhood narratives in de-radicalization initiatives. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Society for Terrorism Research Annual Conference,, The Hague . [Details]
(2016)UNDP high level expert meeting on terrorism in Tajikstan,
Orla Lynch (2016) Desistance and de-radicalization. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], UNDP high level expert meeting on terrorism in Tajikstan, Tajikstan . [Details]
(2016)Presentation to the UNDP global meeting on preventing violent extremism,,
Orla Lynch (2016) Victims of Terrorism, radicalisation, victimisation and the case of the EU. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Presentation to the UNDP global meeting on preventing violent extremism,, Oslo . [Details]
(2016)RAN Plenary and High Level Conference,,
Orla Lynch and Sharon LAmbert (2016) Addressing de-radicalization and child returnees. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], RAN Plenary and High Level Conference,, Brussels . [Details]
(2016)Cybercrime - ACJRD 19th Annual Conference,
Orla Lynch (2016) Radicalisation and Online Crime. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Cybercrime - ACJRD 19th Annual Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2016)RAN Expert workshop Vienna, April 2016,
Orla Lynch (2016) Victims and their role in violence prevention. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], RAN Expert workshop Vienna, April 2016, Vienna . [Details]
(2015)Sociological Society of Ireland,,
Orla Lynch (2015) Being Muslim, being Irish, being suspect. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Sociological Society of Ireland,, Dublin . [Details]
(2015)RAN expert meeting April 2015,
Orla Lynch (2015) Lynch, O. (2015) Ex-prisoners and Countering Violent Extremism. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], RAN expert meeting April 2015, Vienna . [Details]
(2015)Commemoration and Contexts Conference,,
Orla Lynch (2015) Victims of Political Violence, the case of the Disappeared. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Commemoration and Contexts Conference,, Cork Ireland . [Details]
(2015)Hedayah Conference, Abu Dhabi,
Orla Lynch (2015) Radicalization and New Social Media. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Hedayah Conference, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi . [Details]
(2015)Presentation to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,,
Orla Lynch (2015) Intervention and assessment in the pre-radical space. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Presentation to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,, Ottawa . [Details]
(2007)Tenth International Symposium on the Contributions of Psychology to Peace, International Union of Psychological Science, Committee for the Psychological Study of Peace,
Lynch, O., & Veale, A. ; (2007) The frustration is the perception (that)¿we¿re almost an enemy within¿: Voices of British & Irish Muslim Youth. [Oral Presentation], Tenth International Symposium on the Contributions of Psychology to Peace, International Union of Psychological Science, Committee for the Psychological Study of Peace, Indonesia , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2004)Centre for the Study of Islam and Democracy,
Orla Lynch (2004) Fundamentalism and Islam in the 21st Century. [Oral Presentation], Centre for the Study of Islam and Democracy, Washington DC . [Details]
(2014)Post graduate criminal justice,
Orla Lynch (2014) What Terrorism is not?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Post graduate criminal justice, WIT Waterford . [Details]
(2014)Guest Lecture, School of Humanities,,
Orla Lynch (2014) The Psychology of Terrorism. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Guest Lecture, School of Humanities,, University of Dundee . [Details]
(2013)ISA annual conference,
Orla Lynch (2013) Victims of Terrorism; A Comparative Analysis – the emergence of Best Practice. [Oral Presentation], ISA annual conference, San Francisco . [Details]
(2012)WSV,
Orla Lynch (2012) Victims of Terrorism, a cross comparison of Spain and Northern Ireland. [Oral Presentation], WSV, The Hague . [Details]
(2009)International Symposium on Victimology,,
Orla Lynch (2009) Communities of Support: Secondary Victims of Terrorism. [Oral Presentation], International Symposium on Victimology,, Mito Japan . [Details]
(2009)Al Maktoum centre postgraduate series,
Orla Lynch (2009) Thinging about Islam and Terrorism. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Al Maktoum centre postgraduate series, Dundee, UK . [Details]
(2008)World Congress on Criminology,,
Orla Lynch (2008) Terrorism as a Bounded Phenomenon. [Oral Presentation], World Congress on Criminology,, Barcelona . [Details]
(2007)Culture, Religion and Identity. Department of Cultural Studies,,
Orla Lynch (2007) Radicalism in the UK. [Oral Presentation], Culture, Religion and Identity. Department of Cultural Studies,, St Mary's University London . [Details]
(2006)British International Studies Association,,
Orla Lynch (2006) Islam, Issues of Identity and the War on Terror. [Oral Presentation], British International Studies Association,, UCC, Cork . [Details]
(2006)Mid Western Political Science Association, Annual Conference. USA. (19 pages),
Orla Lynch (2006) Islamic Fundamentalism. The Case of the UK and Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Mid Western Political Science Association, Annual Conference. USA. (19 pages), Chicago . [Details]
(2005)USCIA Summer Seminar. Faith Based Radicalism,
Orla Lynch (2005) Fundamentalism and the West. [Oral Presentation], USCIA Summer Seminar. Faith Based Radicalism, Antwerp, Belgium . [Details]
(2014)Society for Terrorism Research - Boston,
Orla Lynch (2014) Preventing Political Violence; the role of ex prisoners in Northern Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Society for Terrorism Research - Boston, Boston USA . [Details]
(2014)Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration,
Orla Lynch (2014) Being Irish, being Muslim; Visibilisation, Islamophobia and the migrant experience?. [Oral Presentation], Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration, UCC, Cork . [Details]
(2014)Social Psychology Symposium School of Neurosciences and Psychology,
Orla Lynch (2014) What Radicalisation is not!. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Social Psychology Symposium School of Neurosciences and Psychology, University of St Andrews . [Details]
(2014)Guest Lecture at INTERVICT Postgraduate symposium, University of Tillburg, The Netherlands,
Orla Lynch (2014) What terrorism is not!. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Guest Lecture at INTERVICT Postgraduate symposium, University of Tillburg, The Netherlands, Tilburg . [Details]
(2009)American Political Science Association, Annual Con,
Orla Lynch (2009) The Advantages of Qualitative Methods in Difficult to Research Subject Populations: Triangulating Interviews and Secondary Sources. [Oral Presentation], American Political Science Association, Annual Con, Chicago . [Details]
(2009)Pluscarden Conference,
Orla Lynch (2009) Home-grown terrorists: Who are they and what drives them?. Countering Home-grown Terrorism. [Oral Presentation], Pluscarden Conference, Oxford . [Details]
(2006)CHRONEM, Multi-cultural Britain, from Anti-Racism to Identity Politics,
Orla Lynch (2006) Muslim Youth Identity. The Case of the UK and Ireland. [Oral Presentation], CHRONEM, Multi-cultural Britain, from Anti-Racism to Identity Politics, London . [Details]
(2003)British Psychological Society, Anti-Terrorism Conference,
Orla Lynch (2003) Al Qaeda, Knowing the Threat. [Oral Presentation], British Psychological Society, Anti-Terrorism Conference, Derry . [Details]
(2014)Countering Violent Extremism,
Orla Lynch (2014) Desistance versus deradicalisation. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Countering Violent Extremism, Abu Dhabi . [Details]
(2013)ECPR General Conference,,
Orla Lynch (2013) Micro and Macro Interpretations of Victims Needs – The Case of Victims of Political Violence. [Oral Presentation], ECPR General Conference,, Bordeaux . [Details]
(2012)Victims Of Terrorism – Multidisciplinary Approaches Conference,
Orla Lynch (2012) London’s Muslim Youth Paper. [Plenary Lecture], Victims Of Terrorism – Multidisciplinary Approaches Conference, St Andrews . [Details]
(2012)Communities and Terrorism,
Orla Lynch (2012) Research with difficult to access communities. [Oral Presentation], Communities and Terrorism, St Andrews . [Details]
(2011)ECPR,,
Orla Lynch (2011) Victims of Terrorism, an assessment of need. [Oral Presentation], ECPR,, Reykjavik . [Details]
(2007)he New Irish. The Centre for the Study of Culture and Society,,
Orla Lynch (2007) Islam and Identity: Ireland in the 21st Century. [Oral Presentation], he New Irish. The Centre for the Study of Culture and Society,, Dundalk . [Details]
(2007)Global Radicalism: Beyond Left and right,
Orla Lynch (2007) Radicalism and Islam. The European Context. [Oral Presentation], Global Radicalism: Beyond Left and right, Michigan . [Details]
(2015)Exporting the Peace Process. Ex prisoners as international envoys for peace,
Lynch (2015) Paper presentation. [Oral Presentation], Exporting the Peace Process. Ex prisoners as international envoys for peace, New Orleans . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
SREC - Social Research Ethics Committee, UCC Member2017 / 2019
North South Criminology Committee Member2017 / 2018
Resolve Network Advisor2018 /
CADC Member2015 / 2016
European Commission Radicalisation Awareness Network Academic advisor2013 / 2015

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University of St Andrews Lecturer, Director of Teaching01-SEP-07 / 01-JAN-15

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2012University College Cork, Ireland PHDApplied Psychology
2017University College Cork PG Cert Teaching and LearningEducation
2004University of St Andrews Master of LettersSecurity Studies
2002University College Cork BSC (HONS)Applied Psychology

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Home Office
Child Returnees from Conflict Zones
Royal Candian Mounted Police
An Garda Siochana
WAVE Trauma Centre
PSNI
UNDP
Irish Prison Serice

Outreach Activities

 Description

INEQ - Belfast, Birmingham, London - Police, Probation, Social Services outreach
Advisor to WAVE Trauma Centre Belfast
Involved in research planning with the Irish Probation Service, the Irish Prison Service, An Garda Siochana, Netherlands Prison and Probation Service, EuroPris, CEP.
Research presentations to the Dept of Justice, RAN Europe, The European Commission, An Garda Siochana, PSNI, UNDP, Hedayah, GCTF, RCMP

In conjunction with TARP and victims advocacy organisation, I hosted an event open to the public on the experience of victims of the troubles.

Engaged with an external audience and professional organisations to deliver a two day event for the public, students and practitioners.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Terrorism And Political Violence Referee-
Ethnic And Racial Studies Referee-
Studies In Conflict And Terrorism Guest Editor-
Government And Opposition Referee-

Teaching Activities

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Peake Sandra Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Introduction to the Psychology of Crime CR1003Introduction to the Psychology of Crime
2020Victims and Victimology CR2008Victims and Victimology
2020Terrorism and Political Violence CR6009Terrorism and Political Violence

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