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Orla lynch
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Dr Lynch is a psychologist whose work focuses on those who participate in political violence, including those who are both victims and perpetrators, as well as child soldiers and child victims.
         
Cork, Ireland

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Orla lynch
Dr Lynch is a psychologist whose work focuses on those who participate in political violence, including those who are both victims and perpetrators, as well as child soldiers and child victims.
Cork, Ireland

Bio

Orla research interests lie in individual and group desistance from political violence, including issues related to deradicalisation, the role of grand narratives in justifying involvement in violence and psychosocial understandings of the transitions from violence to peace. Her recent books include The Psychological Processes of Terrorist Groups (Blackwell, with Carmel Joyce) Victims and Perpetrators of Terrorism: Exploring Identities, Roles and Narratives (Routledge, London) Victims of Terrorism, a compa

Orla’s current research focuses on victimisation and political violence in relation to the direct victims of violence, but also the broader psycho-social impact of victimisation and the perpetrator-victim complex. Orla has also examined the notion of suspect communities in relation to the impact of counter terrorism measures on Muslim youth communities.

Orla was recently the principal investigator on a multisite EU funded project that looked at the importance of notions of victimisation for former perpetrators of political violence and the role of both former perpetrators and victims in ongoing peace initiatives. Orla was also previously PI on another EU funded project looking at the needs of victims of terrorism. To date Orla has secured €1.4 million in EU research funding, and over two hundred thousand in IRCHSS , SRF and Enterprise Ireland funding.

Languages spoken
English
French

Areas of Expertise

 
Youth
Deradicalization
 
Terrorism
 
Prisons and Corrections
 

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