Simon  Hale-Ross Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Simon Hale-Ross


I am a Senior Lecturer in Law at Edge Hill University, within the Department of Law and Criminology (and Policing). My research focuses on terrorism, counterterrorism law and policy, terrorist electronic communications, policing and surveillance, cybercrime, international human rights and civil liberties.


I am an expert in terrorism and counterterrorism preventative legal measures & UK governmental policy (CONTEST). My expertise includes law enforcement & surveillance of electronic communications (Ecomms), data privacy & human rights (ECHR & EUCFR). Broadly, his research interests cover global security, cyber security, terrorism, terrorist electronic communications, international human rights & civil liberties, organised crime & piracy.

A Senior Lecturer in Law & Counterterrorism Policing, I am the LLB Level 6 Year Leader at Edge Hill University. Within the Department of Law & Criminology, I work across three programmes, being module leader for Counter Terrorism (BSc Professional Policing), & Property Law (LLB). I also deliver Public Law & Criminal Law, & Advanced Legal Skills. I am currently designing the curriculum for a new taught interdisciplinary Masters covering Cyber Regulation & Policy.

I am a passionate & dedicated lecturer, focused on nurturing a positive student experience & on learning & teaching (see recommendations below). I'm a great believer in modernisation & positive change, & always keen to develop new skills, & use my passion & dedication to increase student engagement & learning.

I have published much of my work on terrorism & counterterrorism issues, with my monograph ‘Digital Privacy, Terrorism and Law Enforcement', receiving endorsement & recommendation by other leading experts such as Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC. Bringing together such expertise, in 2019 I completed an edited collection, including my own chapter, titled, Terrorism & State Surveillance of Communications’. I have recently completed a publication titled' 'Combating Online Extremist Recruitment: The Criminalisation of Opinion & Bellief'.

My application to the Modern Law Review Seminar Fund was successful, for a Conference to take place at Edge Hill University June 2021, titled 'Victims of Terrorism and State Responses'. The Conference is in collaboration with the Institute for Social Responsibility & in partnership with the Tim Parry and Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation.

I am a peer reviewer for the Liverpool Law Review, the Taylor & Francis International Journal ‘The Law Teacher’, & the ‘Asian Journal of International Peace and Security’, & Routledge, providing reviews for books on Terrorism, Extremism, Policing & Surveillance.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My research focuses on terrorism, counterterrorism law and policy, terrorist electronic communications, policing and surveillance, cybercrime international human rights and civil liberties.


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