Dr Lella Nouri




Senior Lecturer of Criminology, Swansea University.

Specialist Research Areas:

Extremism, Cyberterrorism, Terrorist Use of the Internet, Counter-Terrorism, Online Hate Crime.

Available for Consultancy in the following areas:

Media Commentary (Cyberterrorism & Online Radicalisation); Advisory Work (Hate Crime & Cyber Crime).


Lella Nouri is a Senior Lecturer of Criminology at Swansea University, specialising in terrorists’ use of the internet. Lella’s background is interdisciplinary in nature; she studied for her PhD in Politics and her MA in International Relations. Lella’s recent research has focussed on the growing use of the internet by far-right extremist groups; currently she is leading an interdisciplinary team examining extreme far-right groups’ usage and influence on popular social media sites. Lella is also part of Swansea University’s multidisciplinary Cyberterrorism Project in the UK (www.cyberterrorism-project.org). At current, Lella is the holder of a UK-US Fulbright Commission Cybersecurity Scholar Award spending six months at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.