Professor Akhgar is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and has 100 refereed publications in international journals. Professor Akhgar has been a keynote speaker in several international conferences on Knowledge Management and Security. He is a member of editorial board of three international Journals, Chair and program committee member of several international conferences on Knowledge Management, Security and Terrorism. He has extensive hands on experience in the management and execution of large international security initiatives concerning combating terrorism, organised crime, cyber security, public order and cross cultural ideology polarisation.Simeon Yates was formerly at Sheffield Hallam University and CENTRIC, and is now Director of the Institute of Cultural Capital, a strategic collaboration between Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool (UK).
Stephanie Taylor is a lecturer in social psychology in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University.
Margaret Wetherell is Professor of Social Psychology at the Open University, UK and Director of the Economic and Social Research Council Programme on Identities and Social Action.