Crime & Terrorism

Think Tank Programme

Our Programme

Our focus for the Crime and Terrorism Think-Tank is on understanding, analysing and providing meaningful insights on crime and terrorism. As law and criminology academics, both Dr Hiruy Gebreegziabher and Samaya Borom are interested in how crime and terrorism impacts upon society as well as the socio-political, legal and governmental responses that arise from such matters. The Crime and Terrorism Think-Tank researches and presents workshops, conference papers and policy papers broadly across law and terrorism studies, including terrorism in Africa, the increasing visibility of right-wing terrorism in Australia and globally, the human rights compatibility of criminal (including anti-terrorism) legislation, and the impact of crime and terrorism on gender. The Crime and Terrorism Think-Tank offers the expertise of the Co-Leads in research, policy and partnerships on topics of interest.

Programme Leads

Samaya Argüello


PhD Candidate, MPub&IntLaw, GDLP, LLB, BA (Asian Studies), BA (Hons)
Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in War, Conflict, and Global Migration

As an admitted and practising lawyer and academic with research and teaching areas of interest in criminology and law, including terrorism, AI and IHL, human rights and media/cinema. With a strong research background, Maya’s doctoral focus is on incursions of international law and human rights through cinematic and media depictions of terrorism.

Maya is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Junior Fellow of the Global Research Network for exceptional early career scholars ​around the world working ​in law and in the humanities as well as a research member of AVERT (Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism) Research Network. She is also a member of the Australian Film Institute / Australia Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AFI/ACCTA) and publishes regular film and literature views with various organisations and journals

Dr. Hiruy Wubie Gebreegziabher

Junior Fellow

Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in Crime & Terrorism

Dr Hiruy Wubie Gebreegziabher has a PhD in Law from Monash University. His thesis explored the human rights compatibility of Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism Law and practice. Hiruy served as a member of experts’ group established by the Ethiopian government to amend its Anti-Terrorism Law. He has an LL. B and LL.M from Addis Ababa University, and a distinguished teaching, research and community service experience, with multiple awards, at Ethiopia’s University of Gondar. Hiruy is currently a sessional academic at Monash and La Trobe Universities in Australia.

Lorna Cameron


I am a Senior Lecturer on the MA Interior Architecture & Design course at the University of Lincoln. I have a background in architecture and design practice, and have worked in the courts as a trainee lawyer.

Dr. Clare Frances Moran

Junior Fellow

Lecturer in Law
LLB Deputy Programme Leader
LLB2 Year Tutor

Clare Frances is lecturer in law at Edinburgh Napier. Her research interests lie in the related fields of international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and international human rights law, with a focus on the application of legal theory to these areas. Her current work focuses on a theory of authority in international criminal law and is due to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2020. Clare Frances was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School in 2018 and a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg in 2013.



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