Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

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

Available to supervise research students

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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
2020 Smith, D., Iqbal, M., Spaaij, R., Blythman, R., Clark, C., Druitt, F., Harris-Hogan, S., Hateley, L., Winter, C., & Zammit, A. (201102). Revisiting Risk: An Assessment of How Terrorism Subjects Make the Transition to Violence. Melbourne: Victoria University.
2020 Smith, D., Iqbal, M., Spaaij, R., Clark, C., Druitt, F., Harris-Hogan, S., & Winter, C. (201102). Validation of Radar CVE Case Management Tool. Melbourne: Victoria University.
2020 Iqbal, M., Spaaij, R., & Smith, D. (200724). Evaluation of the Victorian Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (VFTAC).
2020 Ballsun-Stanton, B., Waldek, L., Droogan, J., Smith, D., Iqbal, M., & Peucker, M. (200701). Mapping Networks and Narratives of Online Right-Wing Extremists in New South Wales: Government report for Department of Communities and Justice, NSW.. Sydney: Macquarie University.

Year Citation
2021 Peucker, M., Lentini, P., Smith, D., & Iqbal, M. (210101). Our diggers would turn in their graves : nostalgia and civil religion in Australia s far-right. Australian Journal of Political Science, 56(2), (189-205).

doi: 10.1080/10361146.2021.1935448

2020 Vergani, M., Iqbal, M., Ilbahar, E., & Barton, G. (201002). 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, 43(10),

doi: 10.1080/1057610X.2018.1505686

2020 Johnston, M. F., Iqbal, M., & True, J. (200101). The Lure of (Violent) Extremism: Gender Constructs in Online Recruitment and Messaging in Indonesia. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism,

doi: 10.1080/1057610X.2020.1759267

2020 Bliuc, A. M., Betts, J. M., Faulkner, N., Vergani, M., Chow, R. J., Iqbal, M., & Best, D. (200101). The effects of local socio-political events on group cohesion in online far-right communities. PLoS ONE, 15(3),

doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0230302

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

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.

Known Entity Management Model (KEM) Validation Stage 1
From: Victoria Police
Other investigators: Aspr Debra Smith
For period: 2021-2021
Not disclosed
Community Integration Support Program (CISP): Facilitating disengagement from violent extremism
From: Victoria Police
Other investigators: Aspr Debra Smith, Prof Ramon Spaaij
For period: 2021-2022
Not disclosed

Victorian Fixated Threat Assessment Centre - Formal Evaluation
From: Victoria Police
Other investigators: Aspr Debra Smith, Prof Ramon Spaaij
For period: 2020-2020
Not disclosed

Applied research into countering violent extremism (CVE) and counter-terrorism (CT) risk assessment tools
From: Dept of Justice (VIC)
Other investigators: Aspr 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
Other investigators: Aspr Debra Smith, Prof Ramon Spaaij, Mr Andrew Zammit
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Careers

Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.