UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


UCL IEDE Research Associate writes on counter-terrorism, design and the built environment

22 January 2015

Dr Claire McAndrew has contributed to a new publication on counter terrorism, design and the built environment: 

Dalton, B., Martin, K., McAndrew, C., Nikolopoulou, M., and Triggs, T. (2015). Designing visible counter-terrorism interventions in public spaces. In: A. Stedmon and G. Lawson (Eds.). Hostile Intent and Counter-Terrorism: Human Factors Theory and Application (pp. 261-276). Farnham: Ashgate.

The volume presents world-leading ideas and research that explores some of the most prominent topics relevant to detecting terrorism. The book is divided into six key themes: conceptualising terrorism, deception and decision making, social and cultural factors in terrorism, modelling hostile intent, strategies for counter-terrorism, and future directions. Twenty two chapters cover the spectrum of detecting terrorist activities, hostile intent, crowded public spaces and suspicious behaviour. The work draws from high impact research findings and presents case-studies to help communicate concepts. Specific areas of interest include methodological issues in counter-terrorism, counter terrorism policy and its impact on end users, novel research methods and innovative technologies in counter-terrorism.