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Dr Campion hold a Bachelors of Arts in History and Archaeology (2010), a History Honours (2011) in comparative terrorist propaganda, and a Doctor of Philosophy (2015) in History, which focused on the evolution of terrorist strategies and concepts. She is currently a Lecturer in Terrorism Studies with the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security at Charles Sturt University. She primarily lectures the History of Terrorism, spanning left wing, nationalist, and other terrorism threats. She developed and now currently delivers Australia’s only subject on Right Wing Extremism and Terrorism. She also supervises HDR students in the field of right wing extremism.

Her research has largely focused on right wing extremism. She have peer reviewed research on the development, evolution, and ultimate persistence of right wing extremism in Australia, with Perspectives on Terrorism. She has investigated Australian right wing extremist ideology, published by the Journal of Policing Intelligence and Counter Terrorism. Her research into the contemporary extreme right, has been produced by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and her research into gender in the far right was released by Social Sciences.

In addition to her work on the extreme right, she also examines the extreme left (which was the focus of half of her PhD research). She was recently published by Critical Studies on Terrorism regarding on Left Wing Extremism in Australia and 'unstructured terrorism'. 

Dr Campion engages regularly with the broader counter terrorism community. She speaks to various domestic and international security audiences, including at the World Summit of Counter Terrorism in Israel in 2019, and the National Security Forum in New Zealand in 2020, and has featured on the Australian National Security Podcast. She is a  guest editor of Social Sciences Special Issue on the Global Rise of the Far Right. She delivers seminars to state and federal professional security audiences in Australia on contemporary terrorism natures. She regularly consults with government and law enforcement stakeholders. Finally, she regularly speak with media on right wing extremism to assist the broader community in understanding this threat.

Education/Academic qualification

James Cook University, Australia

Award Date: 16 Mar 2016

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