Christopher Baker-Beall

Dr Christopher Baker-Beall

  • Senior Lecturer In Crisis and Disaster Management
  • DH236c,
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Biography

Chris is Senior Lecturer in Crisis and Disaster Management at Bournemouth University. He joined Bournemouth University’s Disaster Management Centre in March 2019. Chris is the Programme Leader for the Masters (MSc) in Disaster Management.

Chris is the unit leader for two optional CPD units on the programme: Management of Man-Made Disaster & Security Threats (CPD2) and Foreign Policy Analysis & Crisis Management (CPD8), as well as the unit leader for the Dissertation Project (CPD10) on the MSc Disaster Management. Chris is also the unit leader for the PG unit Crisis and Disaster Management and the UG (3rd yr) unit Managing Crises and Disaster.

Chris is a distinguished scholar who regularly publishes work in the fields of International Relations, Terrorism Studies, Security Studies and Crisis and Disaster Management. His research has been published in Security Dialogue, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Cooperation and Conflict and the Journal of Common Market Studies.

Chris was a co-convenor of the BISA Critical Terrorism Studies Working Group (CTSWG) from November 2011 to January 2015...

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Research

Chris’s research interests and thought leadership cover several areas.

First, the security policies of the European Union, including specifically EU counter-terrorism, border-control policy and the response to foreign fighters. Second, Chris' intellectual contribution focuses specifically on critical approaches to the study of security, with a particular focus on counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation policy. Third, analysing the UK government’s response to Covid-19 from a Crisis Management perspective. His research focuses on the following areas:

• The European Union’s Counter-Terrorism Response

• Radicalisation and Counter-Radicalisation

• Counter-Terrorism from a Crisis Management Perspective

• Crisis Management and the UK Government’s Response to Covid-19

Chris is currently working on several articles for publication that represent an intellectual contribution to the field of Disaster Management. First, an article on lessons-learnt from the UK’s management of the coronavirus pandemic to help guide public policy for future cyber crises. Second, an article exploring the influence of crisis and disaster management on UK counter-terrorism, with a specific focus on the Protect and Prepare workstreams of the UK’s Contest strategy.

Chris has supervised the following PhD students to completion:

• Dr Katerina Krulisova – ‘A Discourse Analysis of The Portrayal of Female Protagonists of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict’.

• Dr Gareth Mott – ‘The Hands behind the Keyboard’: A Critical Reflection of Imagery and the Securitisation of Cyberterrorism in the UK’...

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Good health and well-being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

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Quality education

"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels"

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Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

  • Baker-Beall, C., 2018. Is Critical Terrorism Studies a useful approach to the study of terrorism? Yes - the necessity of a critical approach. In: Jackson, R. and Pisoui, D., eds. Contemporary Debates on Terrorism.. Routledge, 28-32.
  • Baker-Beall, C. and Ginty, R.M., 2018. Is Critical Terrorism Studies a useful approach to the study of terrorism? Contemporary Debates on Terrorism, 2nd Edition. 28-40.
  • Baker-Beall, C., 2013. Writing the threat of terrorism in Western Europe and the European Union: An interpretive analysis. Interpreting Global Security. 142-159.

Conferences

  • Bang, H., Baker-Beall, C., Miles, L. and Balgah, R., 2022. The political dynamics of disaster management research in Cameroon: Evidence from the ELIED-project. In: 13th Dealing with Disasters Conference 9-10 June 2022 Northumbria University.

Reports

PhD Students

  • Gareth Mott, 2018. The Hands behind the Keyboard’: A Critical Reflection of Imagery and the Securitisation of Cyberterrorism in the UK
  • Katerina Krulisova, 2016. A Discourse Analysis of The Portrayal of Female Protagonists of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict
  • Jonathan Kenyon, 2020. An examination of the role of the internet on the radicalisation process of extremist offenders
  • Monika Kabata, 2022. The Political and Sociological Implications of European Security Cooperation: The Merging of Counter-Terrorism, Migration and Border-Control Policy, (Completed)
  • Lubna Al-Ibrahim. Investigating Disaster Risk Reduction in the Public Health Sector in the Sultanate of Oman: Exploring New Approaches to Risk Assessment to Enhance the Omani Public Health Resilience, (In progress)
  • Peter Dawes. The Role of Public Policy in Drowning Prevention, (In progress)
  • Steve Findlay. Undermined or Underpinned? UK Based Volunteer Responders to Crisis and Disaster Events, (In progress)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • PG Crisis and Disaster Management
  • CPD8 - Foreign Policy Analysis and Crisis Management
  • CPD10 - MSc Disaster Management Dissertation Unit
  • CPD2 - Management of Man-Made Disasters and Security Threats

Profile of Teaching UG

  • UG Managing Crises and Disasters

Invited Lectures

  • Terrorist Use of the Internet, Gimborn. Germany., 06 Dec 2022 more
  • Understanding Foreign Policy and FPA, Online ZOOM Lecture, 26 Oct 2022 more

Grants

  • AFTERCAB (GCRF, 01 Jan 2020). Completed

Conference Presentations

  • Jean Monnet Network on European Union Counter-Terrorism. Opening Conference., The Evolution of the EU's Counter-Radicalisation Strategy: A Critical Analysis, 15 Dec 2020, Online Conference
  • Jean Monnet Network on European Union Counter-Terrorism. Opening Conference., Understanding the European Union’s Perception of the Threat of Cyber-Terrorism: A Discursive Analysis, 15 Dec 2020, Online Conference
  • EISA Annual Conference, 13th-Pan European Conference on International Relations., The Concept of the (Returning) Foreign Terrorist Fighter: A New Category of Terrorist?, 11 Sep 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • EISA Annual Conference, 13th-Pan European Conference on International Relations., The European Union’s response to the ‘Migrant Crisis’ and the Crisis Management Response: A Case of Normative Retrenchment?, 11 Sep 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • EISA Annual Conference, 12th Pan- European Conference on International Relations., Parody and the logic of counter-radicalisation: The radicalisation of Tony Blair., 12 Sep 2018, Prague, Czech Republic
  • GLOBUS Project, Between Rights and Fears: Exploring the Migration-Terrorism Nexus from a Justice Perspective., EU Counter-Terrorism: The threat of the ‘returning foreign fighter’ and the securitization of migration, travel and border control., 03 Jun 2018, Bertinoro Conference Centre.

Qualifications

  • PhD in EU Counter-Terrorism Policy (Loughborough Univeristy, 2011)
  • MA in International Relations (Nottingham Trent University, 2006)
  • BA (Hons) in International Relations & European Studies (Nottingham Trent University, 2004)

Honours

  • Nottingham Trent Student Union (NTSU) Outstanding Teaching Award. School of Social Sciences (Nottingham Trent University, 2017)

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