Research Portfolio

The Partnership’s research portfolio covers areas as varied as terrorism, radicalisation, identity management, ethics and threats to infrastructure.

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We are looking for industry partners in the security and resilience sector to support research projects in our Academic Marketplace.

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Our nine Leadership Fellows conduct high quality research and knowledge exchange projects.

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Case Studies

Find out how Partnership research is being used to improve policy and practice.

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Case Studies

  • Security in a networked Africa

    With violent conflict the cause of thousands of deaths in Africa each year, new research explores the complexity of politics in Africa and the key role unofficial institutions play in responding to conflict and rebuilding states.

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  • Identity management and the future

    New research conducted with citizens in the UK and US has broadened our understanding of current attitudes towards identity management and how citizens will engage with new identity management technologies in the future.

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  • Uncovering experiences of forced labour in the UK

    New research that documents the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in the United Kingdom helps us to understand the cause and solutions to confronting the issue of forced labour.

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  • Effective computer security: the human-centred approach

    The human-centred approach to computer security developed at UCL has transformed the delivery of effective security by UK government and industry, forming the cornerstone of security practices in corporations around the world.

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  • Working towards a more secure world: the role played by Europe

    Global security has become more diffuse and irregular since the end of the Cold War. Europe’s role in regional and global security is marked by its ability to put agreements into practice through a larger security community consisting of European and North American states as well as key regional organisations. 

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  • Coping with the legacy of terrorism: preventing political radicalisation of young people

    More than 3,500 people were killed in the 30 years of the Northern Ireland Troubles compared with 2,996 people killed in a few hours on 9/11.

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  • Secret science: chemical and biological warfare research and policy in Britain

    The development of chemical and biological warfare in Britain is surrounded by secrecy and controversy. Professor Brian Balmer’s research has made him a leading commentator on this aspect of national defence policy, and as such he has had a major impact on public and professional awareness and understanding.

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  • Supporting the development of a UK e-infrastructure strategy

    UCL research supported the development of the 2011 Strategy for the UK Research Computing Ecosystem, recommendations from which have informed government decisions to set up an advisory E-Infrastructure Leadership Council and to allocate £354 million to improving the UK’s high-performance computing capabilities and wider infrastructure.

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  • Mapping names to establish cultural, linguistic and ethnic affinities

    A groundbreaking name classification tool is used by healthcare organisations and local government to deliver targeted services to specific ethnic groups, and in ACORN, the major commercial geo-demographic classification service. It is used to create an online and physical tool to engage the public with ideas of identity and genetics.

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