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Professor Brooke Rogers OBE

Professor in Risk and Terror

Brooke-Rogers-HeadshotDepartment of War Studies

Room K6.08


London WC2R 2LS



Contact Details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1395



I am a Professor  in Risk and Terror in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London where I co-direct the MA in Terrorism, Security and Society.  I am a social psychologist interested in risk and crisis communication, perceptions of risk, and health outcomes in response to extreme events. The majority of my projects investigate public and practitioner responses to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) terrorist incidents (i.e. Home OfficePIRATE, CIE ToolkitPRACTICE and Deloitte).   Others, such as the EPSRC/ESRC funded projects, Safer Spaces, investigate the public acceptability of counter terror technologies, communication and activities in public spaces, while Resilient Futures focuses on protecting the critical national infrastructure.

I am the Chair of the Cabinet Office National Risk Assessment Behavioural Science Expert Group.  I maintain membership on the Cabinet Office (CCS) Community Resilience Programme Steering Group, the Cabinet Office Practitioner Guidance Advisory Group, Public Health England’s Emergency Response Development Group’s Psychosocial and Behavioural Issues Sub-Group, the Greater London Authority London Resilience Academic Partnership, and the Royal Society Advisory Committee on Scientific Aspects of International Security among others.  I have been involved in teaching and training for NATO, the IAEA, Home Office, MOD, Metropolitan Police, Police National CBRN Centre, Department of Homeland Security, Local Authority Prevent co-ordinators and others.  I enjoy membership on the editorial boards for the journals, Resilience: International Policy, Practices and Discourses, and Mental Health, Religion and Culture

Research Projects

My current terrorism research follows two key themes:

  1. Responding to Terrorism
  2. Violent radicalisation

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 OfficePIRATE, CIE ToolkitPRACTICE).  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).
Selected completed research grants

Below is a list of selcted publications. Please also refer to the Research Portal for further publications.

 Book Chapters:

  • 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:

Expertise and Public Engagement
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 PowerThe 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.
PhD Supervision

Dr Rogers is currently unable to take on new PhD students.

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