Tim Hulse

Tim is a Coordinator at ISD, working predominately on the Strong Cities Network (SCN) and Google Innovation Fund. His role consists of developing monitoring and evaluation systems for a range of ISD programmes in order to demonstrate the impact that the Institute has in preventing and countering violent extremism. As part of this role Tim also supports a number of ISD partners in demonstrating the sustainable impact of their projects.

Tim has previously been engaged in research for a number of UK charities and NGOs focusing on extremism, Middle Eastern politics and refugee issues among other topics. He holds a Masters in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London and a Bachelors in the Study of Religions from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Zahed Amanullah

Zahed Amanullah

Zahed Amanullah heads ISD’s network outreach, bringing the private sector together with activists, frontline workers, and relevant civil society networks to counter extremist propaganda and recruitment. Zahed also works on research and capacity building for counternarrative messaging campaigns to support NGOs in Kenya and the Middle East. He recently co-authored “The Impact of Counternarratives,” a groundbreaking cross-platform study demonstrating counternarrative ...

Moustafa Ayad

Moustafa Ayad

Moustafa Ayad is the Deputy Director of International Technology, Communications and Education at the ISD, and a strategic communications professional with more than a decade’s worth of experience. Moustafa is currently leading the relaunch of the Against Violent Extremism Network (AVE) — the largest, and oldest, global network of former extremists and survivors of extremist attacks — in the United States and ...

Kelsey Bjornsgaard

Kelsey Bjornsgaard

Kelsey Bjornsgaard is a Project Manager at ISD focusing on counter-narrative development and delivery as well as youth engagement and education. Kelsey is responsible for running the Youth Civil Activism Network (YouthCAN) and organising ISD’s Youth Innovation Labs. Kelsey is developing new strategies for enhancing peer-to-peer messaging and works closely with young activists internationally to develop innovative youth-led initiatives to ...