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  • Matthew Williams Professor of Criminology University of Cardiff Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams is Professor of Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University and Director of HateLab and the Social Data Science Lab. His main areas of research activity are Cybercrime, Human Factors in Cybersecurity, Hate Crime, Hate Speech and Extremism Online. To date he has been involved in 40 research projects, amounting to a grant capture of £14.5 million. He advises the Home Office, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and the Office for National Statistics. He sat on HMG’s Cybercrime Reduction Partnership and currently sits on the Commission for Countering Extremism’s Academic Practitioner Network.

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