Research and Project Officer - Terrorism & Conflict
Petra is a Research and Project Officer in the Terrorism and Conflict group at RUSI Europe, focusing on the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) programme.
Prior to joining RUSI, she worked for the research and analysis department at Hedayah on VE/CVE-related projects and served as a capacity building and third-party M&E officer at Trust Consultancy in Gaziantep, Turkey. Petra holds a BA with Honours in Political Science from Dalhousie University, having also studied international security at the Australian National University, where her dissertation examined the fluctuating interpretation and operationalization of ‘jihad’ among radical Islamist groups and across time. She is also completing her MSc in International Crimes, Conflict and Criminology at the VU Amsterdam, where her dissertation looks at the use of memes as propaganda and the underlying violent narratives in Jihadist and Far-Right content.