Sam Stockwell is Research Associate at the Centre for Emerging Technology and Security (CETaS). His research interests focus on the intersection between national security and the online domain, particularly in relation to countering radicalisation and violent extremism through both policy and technical solutions.

Prior to joining the Turing, Sam worked on a wide portfolio of defence and security research at RAND – spanning military workforce issues, human security concerns, UK defence strategy and emerging technologies. He also led several projects using futures and foresight methodologies, such as horizon scanning for new S&T developments that may impact the UK Ministry of Defence, as well as scenario analysis of novel hybrid threats for the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

Sam holds an MA in Conflict, Security and Development Studies from King’s College London (KCL). He achieved a Distinction in his dissertation, which explored how alt-right extremists utilised online memes to influence the 2020 US Presidential election. Sam also holds a first-class BA degree in Politics at the University of East Anglia (UEA).