Dr Brooke Rogers
Senior Lecturer in Risk and Terror
Department of War Studies
London WC2R 2LS
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1395
Office hours: By appointment only. Please sign up on the ‘office hours’ sheets posted outside room K6.08
I am a Senior Lecturer in Risk and Terror in the Department of War Studies, and a co-Director of the MA in Terrorism, Security and Society at King’s College London. I am a social psychologist by training, specialising in the study of social groups, group interaction, attitude formation and change, and belief systems. Specifically, I am interested in public and expert perceptions of risk and risk communication, and have applied these concepts to several areas including doctor-patient communication, the future of nuclear power in Europe, the study of NGO partnership potential, pharmaceuticals and the psychology of terrorism.
I hold honorary associations with a number of organisations including the Public Health England (PHE) (formerly the HPA) the US based Global Futures Partnership and its Global Futures Forum, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), and have membership on a Home Office steering group, the Community Resilience Programme Steering Group for the Cabinet Office (CCS) and the Royal Society Advisory Committee on Scientific Aspects of International Security (SAIS). I have been involved in teaching and training for the Home Office, MOD, Metropolitan Police, Police National CBRN Centre, Redline Aviation and others. I lecture on NATO courses in five countries, and have held advisory positions with a number of government organisations on a national and international level. I also enjoy membership on the editorial board for the journal, Mental Health, Religion and Culture.
Selected completed research grants
My current terrorism research follows two key themes:
Responding to Terrorism
The majority of my projects include collaborative, cross-disciplinary, national and international projects investigating public and practitioners responses to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) terrorist incidents (i.e. Home Office, PIRATE, CIE Toolkit, PRACTICE). I am also involved in two multi-institution EPSRC/ESRC funded projects, Safer Spaces and Resilient Futures. Safer Spaces investigates the public acceptability of counter terror technologies, communication and activities in public spaces. The Resilient Futures project focuses on critical national infrastructure (CNI) and progress our understanding of the interplay between the built, natural and social environments in shaping next generation resilience. Other research interests include the role of resilience in responding to large-impact, extreme events and the role of identity religious fundamentalism in home-grown terrorism.
I have been and continue to be involved in a variety of collaborative, multi-disciplinary, national and international research projects:
PRACTICE (Preparedness and Resilience against CBRNE Terrorism Using Integrated Concepts and Equipment) (EC FP7) (42 Months). See here and here
Resilient Futures (EPSRC/ESRC) (Ref. EP/I005943/1) (36 Months) See here
Variations in Organisational and Employee Responses to High Impact Extreme Events (PhD Studentship with Lorna Riddle) (Deloitte) (36 Months)
View my RESEARCH FOCUS PAGE for more information.
Expertise and Public Engagement
Below is a list of selcted publications. Please also refer to the Research Portal for further publications.
ROGERS, M.B. (2011). The Psychology of Violent Radicalisation. In Silke, A. (ed.). The Psychology of Counter-Terrorism. Abingdon: Routledge.
Krieger, K. & ROGERS, M.B. (2012). Participation Beyond the State: Why some NGOs Partner with the Energy Industry and Others Do Not. Forthcoming in Arnold, M, Siebenhuehner, B, Jacob, K (eds): Long-Term Policies – Governing Social-Ecological Change; MIT Press (IN PRESS/Final Changes Submitted).
NEA/OECD (2008). Nuclear Energy Outlooks. Chapter 12, Stakeholder
Engagement. Nuclear Energy Agency, Organisation for Cooperation and Development. Multiple-contributions from ROGERS, M. B. and Krieger, K. (Chapter 12: Pages 340-362).
Articles in Journals:
Kristian, K. & ROGERS, M. B. (2010): Green partnerships in Britain's energy sector – classifying non-governmental organisations and exploring their varying potential to co-operate with energy companies, Environmental Politics, 19:6, p. 910-929. (ISSN: 1743-8934 (electronic); 0964-4016 (print)).
ROGERS, M.B., Pearce, J.M., Amlôt, R., Rubin, G.J., Wessely, S. and Krieger, K. (2010) Communicating with the public about CBRN Terrorism. Magazine for National Safety & Security and Crisis Management. The Directorate General for Public Safety and Security of the Netherlands Ministry of the Interior.
Rubin, G.J., Amlot, R., ROGERS, M.B., Hall, I., Leach, S., Simpson, J. and Wessely, S. (2010). Perceptions and reactions with regard to pneumonic plague. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16, 120-122.
Acton, J.M., ROGERS, M.B., and Zimmerman, P.D. (2007). Beyond the Dirty Bomb: Re-thinking Radiological Terror. Survival, 49(3), pp. 151-168. (ISSN: 1468-2699 (electronic); 0039-6338 (print)).
ROGERS, M. B., Amlot, R., Rubin, G. J., Wessely, S., and Krieger, K. (2007). Mediating the Social and Psychological Impacts of Terrorist Attacks. The International Review of Psychiatry, 19:3, 279-288. (ISSN: 1369-1627 (electronic); 0954-0261 (print)).
Raynor, T., Knapp, P., Anslani, P., Svarstad, B., ROGERS, M. B. (2007). ConsumerMedicines Information in the United States, Europe and Australia: A Comparative Evaluation. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. pp717-724. (ISSN: 1086-5802).
Selected Affiliations and Advisory Positions:
From 2011- (i) Cabinet Office (UK) Community Resilience Guiding Principles Advisory Board; (ii) Health Protection Agency (HPA) Psychsocial and Behavioural Issues Expert Advisory Sub-group of the Emergency Response Development Group (ERDG)
From 2010- (i) Cabinet Office (UK) Community Resilience Programme Steering Group, (ii) Home Office Project Steering Group Member, (iii) Royal Society’s committee on Scientific Aspects of International Security, (iv) CRTI (Canadian Ministers of National Defence and Public Safety) Subject Matter Expert
From 2008- (i) LTN Business Fellow and Special Interest Group Leader for Security and Sensing; (ii) Hon. Research Fellow with the ERD of the HPA, UK; (iii) Assoc. Fellow with ICSR.
From 2007- Editorial Board for Mental Health, Religion and Culture (Routledge/Taylor and Francis)
Contributions to the News, Magazines and Newsletters
The New York Times
(2007), Seize the Cesium
. August 1st, 2007
WRAL ABC News (2006). Interview Responding to an Overturned Truck Carrying Powdered Uranium to a GE Plant in North Carolina, USA. Live Interview on December 22nd, 2006, at 11pm, Raleigh, NC, USA.
GMTV (2006). Interview Responding to Government Report on 7/7 Terrorism. Aired Friday, 22nd September, 2006 at 6:25am.
Sky News (2006). Live Interview on Sky News regarding Climate Change. Monday, 4th September 2006, at 18:30.
Williams, Z. (2006). Call That Risky? The Guardian (Saturday, April 1st, pp. 32-34. (see ‘How Likely Are You to Be Involved in a Dirty Bomb?', and 'Will You Ever Be Within Spitting Distance of a Nuclear Accident?')
ROGERS, B. (2005). Letter to the Editor: Response to Sir David King’s Comments on Nuclear Power
. The Independent
, 20 January, p. 40.
ROGERS, M. B. (2005). Energy Moves Must Engage the Public. The Financial Times
, 8th September, p. 20.
ROGERS, M. B. (2005). Sharing Solutions to Energy Supply As Well As Burdens. The Financial
Times, p. 20.