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Mr Nick Johnson

Research Assistant

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6350, Mobile: 0400651966, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML18.224
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6350
Mobile: 0400651966
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML18.224  


Nick is a Research Assistant at the Edith Cowan Centre for Global Issues, situated in the School of Arts and Humanities.


Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays
9.00am - 4.00pm


Nick has experience working within the private security industry, and for the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program, run by the Australian Institute of Criminology. Nick has presented at international conferences related to cyber violent extremism.

In 2016, Nick wrote his Honours thesis regarding the post-exit experiences of former members of ideological social groups. The research investigated life after leaving various deviant groups, such as religious fundamentalist cults, and neo-Nazi skinhead groups.

In addition to Nick’s research interests, he acts as a private consultant on issues related to violent extremism and terrorism, having dealt with government and non-government stakeholders on these issues.

Nick is currently pursuing a Masters in Criminal Justice by Research, focusing on attitudes towards right-wing extremist movements, with an estimated completion time of early 2019.

Professional associations

  • 2016 - Life After Hate (Volunteer)

Research areas and interests

  • Violent extremism and terrorism
  • Right-wing extremism and other forms of political violence
  • Disengagement and deradicalisation methodologies
  • Deviant social groups/movements
  • Social psychology
  • Outlaw motorcycle gangs/gang culture
  • Organised crime
  • Psychopathy
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