Dr. Stuart Macdonald
Dr Stuart Macdonald is Associate Professor in Law at Swansea University (UK). His research interests lie in criminal law and counter terrorism, particularly cyberterrorism and terrorists’ use of the internet. He is a co-investigator of the University’s EPSRC-funded £7.6m Digital Economy Centre and Director of the University’s multidisciplinary cyberterrorism research project.
Previously he has completed projects on the construction and application of principles in counterterrorism policy, the notion that counterterrorism policy must balance security and liberty (funded by the British Academy) and Swansea’s approach to youth anti-social behaviour (funded by the Welsh Government). He has also written a number of other articles on the regulation of anti-social behaviour, considering such issues as the use of ASBOs against young people, the definition of anti-social behaviour and the classification of the ASBO as a civil remedy.
He has written a number of articles on counterterrorism legislation and policy which have been published in leading international journals, including Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Sydney Law Review, Criminal Law & Philosophy and Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. He is co-editor (with Lee Jarvis and Tom Chen) of Cyberterrorism: Understanding, Assessment and Response (Springer, 2014) and Terrorism Online: Politics, Law and Technology (Routledge, forthcoming). He has held visiting scholarships at Columbia University Law School, New York, and the Institute of Criminology at the University of Sydney. His project on security and liberty was funded by the British Academy.