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Personal profile

Academic Biography

Tarela is a Lecturer in Criminology and Policing at Teesside University, UK. She holds an LLB Hons in Law and an LLM in International Law and Criminal Justice. Prior to joining Teesside, Tarela has worked as a lecturer at the University of East London, UK and has been actively involved in teaching as well as research that informs policy.


Summary of Research Interests

 Tarela’s research interest revolves around the following themes:  

  • Policing
  • The drivers of Radicalisation
  • Deradicalisation
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Violent extremism


PhD and Research Opportunities

Tarela is happy to welcome applications from potential MRes and PhD candidates aiming to conduct empirical or theoretical research on her research areas which comprise of radicalisation into terrorism, deradicalisation and countering violent extremism.  


Learning and Teaching Interest and Activities

Tarela has extensive teaching experience in Higher Education and she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has experience in teaching Research Methods, Global Illicit Drug Markets, Criminology and Terrorism at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.   



Ike, T.J., 2018. Reconceptualising the role of law in countering terrorism: a case study of Boko Haram in Nigeria. Journal of Law and Criminal Justice6(1), pp.107-112.

Ike, T.J., 2019. The Syrian Jihad. The evolution of an insurgency, by Charles R. Lister. London: Hurst & Company, 2017, pp. 520. Interdisciplinary Political Studies5(1), pp.239-242.

Livingstone, S., Davidson, J., Jenkins, S., Gekoski, A., Choak, C., Ike, T. and Phillips, K., 2019. Adult online hate, harassment and abuse: a rapid evidence assessment.