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We have an excellent track record of domestic and international research collaborations. Some of them are listed below. If you are interested in research collaboration, please contact the relevant staff member directly. 

Protecting the Rhino: Funded by the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation, Gustafson collaborated with two of his graduate students - Messrs. Townsend and Sandström in exploring intelligence-led solutions to poaching of threatened species, such as elephants or rhinos, in Africa. Gustafson produced a strategy for the major conservation NGO Africa Parks Network, to improve their training and build an architecture for management of information between parks. Encouraged by the success in rolling out this strategy, Gustafson, Townsend and Sandström continued their research on understanding the nature of poaching as a crime, and how current intelligence techniques could be adapted to the Conservation sector.  

Research poster conference: Pickering collaborates extensively with scholars from Japan, at Kobe University and Rikkyo University. In 2018, he brought students and academics from Kobe to present posters on their research at Brunel. Seven of our third-year students also presented their dissertation research, and first- and second-year undergraduates attended to learn from their peers about the research process for dissertations. The conference was such a success that a repeat event is planned for March 2020. 

Transatlantic Counter-Terrorism: Richterova won a £49k share of a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship on ‘The Transformation of Transatlantic Counter-Terrorism, 2001-25’. This is enabling her collaboration with a colleague from the University of Bath. The collaboration involves developing a new interdisciplinary framework to analyse transatlantic counter-terrorism since 9/11, and launching a transatlantic counter-terrorism Centre of Excellence by developing a syllabus for operational personnel. 

Balfour Declaration: in 2017, Wagner took part in a Roundtable on ‘The Balfour Declaration: What Was Meant and How to Interpret It’, by invitation from the Council for British Research in the Levant and Kenyon Institute in Jerusalem. This involved other researchers from Ireland and the US and led to the publication of a special issue of Contemporary Levant, which Wagner co-edited.