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Benedict
Wilkinson

Associate Fellow

Benedict Wilkinson is an Associate Fellow of RUSI. He previously was Head of Security and Counter-Terrorism at RUSI. In this role, he focused primarily on issues relating to domestic terrorism and its prevention; his specific research interests include radicalisation and extremism in the UK and the Middle East, UK counter-terrorism policy, and UK intelligence issues.

Benedict read Classics at Jesus College, Cambridge gaining a Distinction at both undergraduate and MPhil levels. In 2009, he was awarded a distinction in his MA in Terrorism, Security and Society at King's College London.

In addition to his role at RUSI, he is also completing a Ph.D at King's under the supervision of Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman. His Ph.D examines recent developments in the Counter-Extremism Initiatives currently in operation in Egypt, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. In conjunction with his Ph.D, he is learning Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Benedict
Wilkinson
Associate Fellow

Contact Details

+44 (0)20 7747 2646

Research Focus

UK Counter-terrorism, Terrorism counter-terrrorism, radicalisation, extremism, security

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