Elaine Pressman

Senior Research Affiliate

Dr. Elaine Pressman is a Senior Fellow in the Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies at Carleton University. Her current research interests include risk assessment for violent political extremists, risk vulnerability assessment for terrorism financing and measuring precursors to radicalization.

Elaine Pressman completed her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and pursued post-doctoral studies at Carleton University and Michigan State University. She has over 20 years experience in university teaching, research and in applied clinical practice. Prior experience has included an appointment as a Subject Matter Expert in Defence and Security at the Clingendael Centre for Strategic Studies and TNO in The Hague, Senior Research Fellow at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Security, Emergency Preparedness and Response Institute (SEPRI), and an advisor to The University of Groningen, The Netherlands, in the area of transatlantic security.

Dr. Pressman has been the recipient of research grants from Public Safety Canada, The National Research Council of Canada, Department of Communications, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), Canada Revenue Agency, and other federal and provincial government departments.


A Concurrent Evaluation of Threat Assessment Tools for the Individual Assessment of Terrorism
Published in 2017 • TSAS WP17-01
Alana N. Cook, Elaine Pressman, Stephen D. Hart, Steven Strang, Yan L. Lim

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