Associate Professor Emily Corner

BSc (Psychology, Hons), MSc (Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism), PhD (Security and Crime Science)
Senior Lecturer
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Criminology 1602
  • Causes And Prevention Of Crime 160201
  • Private Policing And Security Services 160206
  • Psychology 1701

Research interests

  • Terrorist Behaviour
  • Psychopathology in Crime
  • Psychopathology in Terrorism
  • Prevention of Terrorism
  • Risk Assessment
  • Threat Assessment
  • Grievance Fuelled Violence
  • Fixation


Dr Emily Corner is a Senior Lecturer of Criminology at the Centre for Social Research and Methods at the Australian National University. Prior to joining the ANU, Emily was a Research Associate at the department of Security and Crime Science at University College London, working on projects examining lone and group-based terrorism, radicalisation, mass murderers, and fixated individuals. Her doctoral research focused on examining mental disorders and terrorist behaviour, and won the Terrorism Research Initiative’s Thesis award in 2016. She has published in leading psychology, forensic science, criminology, threat assessment, and political science journals. She has worked on research projects funded by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, the European Union, the National Institute of Justice, the Department of Defence, and the Department of Home Affairs. Prior to her doctoral research she worked across step-down, low, and medium secure psychiatric hospitals, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.


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