Project team members

Magda Rooze, project leader TERRA

Magda Rooze, project leader TERRA

Magda Rooze, MA in Psychology and MBA in Business Administration is senior advisor of Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group and she was previously the director/corporate executive of the Impact Foundation, Dutch Knowledge & Advice Centre for Post-Disaster Psychosocial Care, which she founded in 2002. Under her management, the organisation developed a strong vision of post-disaster psychosocial care, a professional online database with relevant scientific publications, public information and experts in the field of psychosocial care. She opened up the network at the local, European and international levels. Magda was able to acquire a large number of national and European projects for the knowledge centre. She strongly promotes international cooperation in which disaster aid should take shape. She has a strong affinity with the victims and the afflicted; her underlying motive is to achieve high-quality work for the target group.

MARÍA ESPIGARES, PROJECT COORDINATOR

MARÍA ESPIGARES, PROJECT COORDINATOR

María Espigares is a psychologist specializes in the areas of victimology, trauma and mental health. She has been involved in the AAV-11M since 2014 with the main responsibilities to assist the victims of terrorism and their families, as well as to design, direct and coordinate the projects for prevention of violent radicalization and CVE in Central American countries. Maria’s experience also includes many years as an educator with minors in risk of social exclusion as well as with victims of gender violence. Through out these years, she has developed enough skills to identify the young, men and women, people in risk of being radicalized.

Barbara de Groot, project assistant TERRA

Barbara de Groot, project assistant TERRA

Barbara de Groot has been working for Impact as a secretary and project assistant since February 2011. She has experience in many fields, both in the non-profit and the for-profit sector. As project assistant she has already assisted in two EU projects in which Impact was partnered with an international consortium. Impact is the coordinating partner in TERRA, which has brought new tasks and responsibilities to Barbara’s position.

Ana Rodríguez, Project Communication Responsible

Ana Rodríguez, Project Communication Responsible

In 2011 Ana joined the Association of Aid for the Victims of March 11th (AAV11M) as expert in social communication and social worker. She has been working for different associations in the non-profit sector. She holds a Bachelor in Social Work (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain), and she is expert in social media communication. She has been involved on various national and international projects about fight against extremism, Counter Violent Extremism, radicalisation and terrorism.

HOLLY YOUNG, RESEARCHER

HOLLY YOUNG, RESEARCHER

Holly works as a researcher on the TERRA project. Having initially conducted a literature review to assess the state of the art of the scientific literature on radicalisation, deradicalisation and disengagement, her focus is now on translating the academic expertise found in this review, and amongst the pool of experts on the subject connected to TERRA, into practical tools which can be used by front line workers in their daily contact with communities and individuals who might be vulnerable to radicalisation. Holly holds a PhD in Classical History from the University of Glasgow. She has worked for Impact for the past two years and prior to that worked for other organisations within the Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group. She has focused on victims of human trafficking and on psychosocial support for children in war zones.

KLEVER JAVIER GAVILANES MORALES, FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR

KLEVER JAVIER GAVILANES MORALES, FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR

Klever Javier Gavilanes Morales, has been trained in the area of Business and works on the association of Aid for the Victims of March 11th, "Terra's partner" since 2008 with primary responsibility of the administration and accounting area. Through out his experience, he has also developed his skills as responsible of financial matters in the project NAVT - JLS/2008/D1/003 from the begining. Before joining the said association, he has worked in the areas of finance and marketing in different companies.

Dr. Marcin Sklad, Project Manager UCR

Dr. Marcin Sklad, Project Manager UCR

Dr. Marcin Sklad, an associate professor of psychology, methods of social sciences and statistics at University College Roosevelt (Utrecht University). His current research focuses on two areas: a) programs enhancing the pedagogical function of education and citizenship education, b) applied cognitive psychology. He also serves as research consultant at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the knowledge center ‘Youth Education’, where he supervises the methodology of diverse research projects on various subjects related to youth and development (e.g. civic education, pedagogical knowledge of parents, effectiveness of school-based socio-emotional learning programs and innovative educational methods). He completed his Ph.D. in Social Cognitive Psychology at Warsaw University. His particular areas of interest is the application of social and cognitive psychology in education and research methodology. Dr. Sklad has also worked as a specialist in the domain of computer-assisted and distant learning for the Center of Open and Multimedia Education (COME) at Warsaw University. Over a period of six years, he developed systems and methods to deliver highest quality academic courses over the internet. Prior to that, he worked at the Institute for Social Studies of Warsaw University researching the methodology of evaluation in education.

Haras Rafiq, Trainer

Haras Rafiq, Trainer

Haras Rafiq is Quilliam’s Managing Director. He was formerly a member of the UK Government task force looking at countering extremism in response to the 2005 terrorist bombings in London, as well as being a peer mentor for IDeA – advising regional government. In addition to this, he has worked on and delivered a number of projects relating to the analysis of radicalisation, as well as the deradicalisation of extremists, and has presented on a number of academic and political platforms, nationally and internationally. As part of his work, Haras is committed to countering xenophobia and hatred, and has spoken at many conferences and events, including the Global Forum on combating anti-Semitism (December 2009), as well as being a Chair of a working group of the Global Experts’ Forum on anti-Semitism in Ottawa in 2010. Haras is regularly featured in the media as a commentator and has been a cultural ambassador through the UK Government’s “Projecting British Islam” initiative. As well as the above, Haras has also served on the North West Board of the Mosaic initiative, which was initiated by HRH Prince Charles, and aimed at mentoring youngsters to become contributing members of society. As Managing Director, Haras co-ordinates Quilliam on a day-to-day basis and has responsibility for our research output, strategic direction and manages several projects. One of these is the Train the Trainers programme for TERRA, that seeks to train frontline workers with the skills to effectively counter extremism in institutions around Europe

Jonathan Russell , Project Manager Quilliam

Jonathan Russell , Project Manager Quilliam

Jonathan Russell is Quilliam’s Political Liaison Officer. He holds a BA in Arabic, German and Persian from the University of Exeter and an MSc in the History of International Relations at the London School of Economics. Jonathan is responsible for maintaining Quilliam’s position as a non-partisan counter-extremism think-tank, through the preservation and fostering of relations with all major political parties and civil servants in the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the European Union and the United Nations as well as with political correspondents at major news sources and other think-tanks. Jonathan currently leads two projects for Quilliam. The first is to campaign for cross-party commitment to human rights in counter-terrorism legislation and policy. The second is with TERRA to promote clarity, consistency and cohesion in counter-extremism policy across the 28 EU member states. Jonathan has written papers for Quilliam on The Effectiveness of Al Qaeda and a White Paper on Prevent. He features regularly in the UK print and broadcast media, having written in The Independent, The Times and CNN International and appeared on BBC Breakfast, the Sky Debate and Al Arabiya, amongst others. He has delivered presentations and training workshops to schools, local government officials, academics, and national representatives, both in the UK and all around Europe, most notably on Online Radicalisation at the Council of Europe, on Radicalisation in Prisons at the Woolf Institute and on Primary Prevention in Schools with the Slough Faith Partnership.

Eri Park, Researcher UCR

Eri Park, Researcher UCR

Eri Park works as an Assistant Professor in Psychology at UCR. She obtained her German Diploma in Psychology at the Freie Universitaet Berlin, received two years of training and apprenticeship in psycho-social counseling at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, and spent her time as a Ph.D. candidate in England (Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London), Brazil (Department of Psychology, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre), and Australia (Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Australian National University, Canberra). She received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Social Psychology at The London School of Economics and Political Science. Her interest lie in Global Citizenship Education and Global Justice Research.