Jessie Blackbourn

Senior Research Affiliate

Jessie Blackbourn is Assistant Professor in Public Law and Human Rights at Durham Law School, UK, where she teaches public law and criminal law. She has an interdisciplinary background in law and politics and adopts a socio-legal approach to her research. Jessie has been researching counterterrorism for over a decade, including three years as a postdoctoral research fellow on an Australian Research Council funded project on anti-terrorism laws and the democratic challenge at the University of New South Wales, and three years as a research fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. The latter included 18 months as co-investigator on a Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust funded project on counter-terrorism review. Jessie’s research focuses on counter-terrorism law and policy, in particular on oversight and review of counter-terrorism laws, as well as on state responses to children suspected of extremism, radicalisation, and terrorism. Jessie regularly contributes submissions on aspects of counter-terrorism law to parliamentary inquiries in Australia and has published widely in the field of terrorism and counter-terrorism. She has authored or co-authored three monographs and has published numerous articles in leading peer reviewed journals, such as Terrorism and Political Violence, the Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Parliamentary Affairs, Child and Family Law Quarterly and the Modern Law Review.
She hopes to be an active affiliate at TSAS as this will provide opportunities to network and collaborate with scholars in my field, both in Canada and globally, which will support and enhance my current career.

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