Jacob Davey

Jacob Davey is a Project Manager at ISD working across ISD’s online counter-narrative work. Jacob develops strategies for identifying extremists online and the dissemination of counter-narrative material and has specialist knowledge on far-right extremism and the role of cultural heritage in Islamic State propaganda.

Jacob is currently working on ISD’s One to One programme which aims to initiate de-radicalisation processes through direct online interventions with radicalised individuals. He also works on a counter-narrative dissemination programme in partnership with Microsoft.

Jacob holds a Masters in Ancient History from University College London where he focussed on the destruction of cultural heritage by Islamic State.

Amarnath Amarasingam

Amarnath Amarasingam

Amarnath Amarasingam, PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow at ISD. He is the author of Pain, Pride, and Politics: Social Movement Activism and the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora in Canada (2015). He is the editor of Sri Lanka: The Struggle for Peace in the Aftermath of War (2016), The Stewart/Colbert Effect: Essays on the Real Impacts of Fake News (2011) ...

Jonathan Birdwell

Jonathan Birdwell

Jonathan is Deputy Director and Head of Policy & Research at ISD, overseeing ISD’s policy work and networks including the Policy Planners’ Network and the Strong Cities Network, as well as overseeing ISD’s work on education policy and programming. On the research side, Jonathan oversees ISD’s research and primary datasets, programme monitoring and evaluation, and edits all of ISD’s written ...

Chloe Colliver

Chloe Colliver

Chloe leads the Digital Research Unit at ISD, working across the development and delivery of ISD’s digital research and digital policy work. Chloe manages ISD’s projects analysing malign influence campaigns online, which incorporates all of ISD’s work on disinformation and extremist campaigns targeting elections. Based on this research, Chloe advises governments and technology companies on responses to online harms from ...