The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), United Kingdom

H.A. Hellyer

Dr H.A. Hellyer is Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. A scholar and author in Politics, International Studies, and Islamic Studies, particularly in the West and the Arab world, he is also a Senior Fellow at Cambridge Muslim College and adjunct full Professor at the University of Technology’s Centre for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science and Civilisation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Following the 2005 London bombings, he was appointed as Deputy Convenor of the UK Government’s Taskforce on tackling radicalisation, and served as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s first Economic and Social Research Council Fellow as part of the ‘Islam’ & ‘Counter-Terrorism’ teams, as an independent subject matter expert.

Alongside Anna Triandafyllidou, Tariq Modood and Michele Grossman, Hellyer serves on the steering committee for GREASE, and is leading particularly on coordinating in-depth country studies on radicalisation processes in Europe, the Arab world and Asia. Dr Hellyer is also contributing insights on secularism and governance of religion in the public sphere for GREASE, and co-leading work on the GREASE publication provisionally titled Unpacking Religion, Radicalisation and Violence: An Empirical and Conceptual Inquiry. His website is