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Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Psychology
  • Statistical analysis
  • R Programming Language
  • Violent extremism
  • Radicalisation

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About Muhammad Iqbal

Dr Muhammad Iqbal is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities (ISILC), Victoria University, Melbourne. He is also a CI in the Applied Security Science Partnership (ASSP), which brings together policing and security practitioners with academics to collaboratively build robust evidence on behavioural indicators of violent extremism.

Dr Iqbal has undertaken quantitative research on the issue of violent extremism in Australia and Indonesia, and has utilised experimental design, data mining, web scraping, social network analysis, and quantitative text analysis in his research.

His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Studies in Conflict  & Terrorism, New Media and Society, Social Science & Medicine, and Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Monash University, Australia, 2018
  • MA, Monash University, Australia, 2009
  • BA, Monash University, Australia, 2007

Key publications

Year Citation
2019 Peucker, M., Smith, D., & Iqbal, M. (190101). Not a Monolithic Movement: The Diverse and Shifting Messaging of Australia s Far-Right (pp. 73-100). Springer Singapore.

doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-8351-9_4

2016 Bliuc, A. M., Best, D., Beckwith, M., & Iqbal, M. (160101). Online support communities in addiction recovery: Capturing social interaction and identity change through analyses of online communication (pp. 137-154).

doi: 10.4324/9781315678207

Year Citation
2019 Orr, R., Sharratt, K., & Iqbal, M. (190818). American Indian erasure and the logic of elimination: an experimental study of depiction and support for resources and rights for tribes*. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 45(11), (2078-2099).

doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2017.1421061

2019 Bliuc, A. M., Betts, J., Vergani, M., Iqbal, M., & Dunn, K. (190801). Collective identity changes in far-right online communities: The role of offline intergroup conflict. New Media and Society, 21(8), (1770-1786).

doi: 10.1177/1461444819831779

2018 Best, D., Bliuc, A. M., Iqbal, M., Upton, K., & Hodgkins, S. (180504). Mapping social identity change in online networks of addiction recovery. Addiction Research and Theory, 26(3), (163-173).

doi: 10.1080/16066359.2017.1347258

2018 O'Brien, K. S., Forrest, W., Greenlees, I., Rhind, D., Jowett, S., Pinsky, I., Espelt, A., Bosque-Prous, M., Sonderlund, A. L., & Vergani, M. (180401). Alcohol consumption, masculinity, and alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour in sportspeople. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21(4), (335-341).

doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.06.019

2018 Vergani, M., Iqbal, M., Ilbahar, E., & Barton, G. (180101). The Three Ps of Radicalization: Push, Pull and Personal. A Systematic Scoping Review of the Scientific Evidence about Radicalization Into Violent Extremism. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism,

doi: 10.1080/1057610X.2018.1505686

2017 Bliuc, A. M., Best, D., Iqbal, M., & Upton, K. (171101). Building addiction recovery capital through online participation in a recovery community. Social Science and Medicine, 193 (110-117).

doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.09.050

2017 Vergani, M., Barton, G., & Iqbal, M. (170601). Beyond social relationships: Investigating positive and negative attitudes towards violent protest within the same social movement. Journal of Sociology, 53(2), (445-460).

doi: 10.1177/1440783316688344

2016 Iqbal, M., O Brien, K. S., Bliuc, A. M., & Vergani, M. (160701). Death Reminders Increase Agreement With Extremist Views but Not Violent Extremist Action in Indonesian Muslims. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 47(6), (891-897).

doi: 10.1177/0022022116646875

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Applied research into countering violent extremism (CVE) and counter-terrorism (CT) risk assessment tools
From: Dept of Justice (VIC)
Investigators: Dr Debra Smith, Prof Ramon Spaaij
For period: 2019-2023
Not disclosed
Iterative Review, Validation and Development of Radar CVE Case Management Tool
From: Victoria Police
Investigators: Dr Debra Smith, Prof Ramon Spaaij
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed
Partnership with Deakin University in the Collaborative Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)
From: Research Institute on Social Cohesion
Investigators: Dr Debra Smith, Dr Alison Baker, Prof Ramon Spaaij, Dr Mario Peucker
For period: 2019-2021
Not disclosed
Capacity Building Grant -  Participation in the Collaborative Centre of Excellence for Resilient Communities and Inclusive Societies (CERCIS) Think Tank
From: Dept of Premier and Cabinet (Vic)
Investigators: Dr Debra Smith, Dr Teresa De fazio, Dr Mario Peucker, Dr Alison Baker, Prof Ramon Spaaij
For period: 2019-2023
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

Not available to supervise research students

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Careers

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