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Sasha Havlicek

Co-Founder and CEO

Sasha Havlicek is Co-Founder and CEO of ISD, having spearheaded ISD’s pioneering research and data analysis, digital education, policy advisory, training, tech and communications programmes.

Moustafa Ayad

Executive Director for Africa, the Middle East and Asia (AMEA)

Moustafa Ayad is Executive Director at ISD for Africa, the Middle East and Asia (AMEA).

Milo Comerford

Head of Policy & Research, Counter-Extremism

Milo Comerford heads ISD's research approaches and policy responses to extremisms. His writing and research features frequently in international media and he has made recent broadcast appearances on BBC News, Sky News and Al Jazeera.

Jiore Craig

Head of Digital Integrity

Jiore Craig, ISD’s Head of Digital Integrity, has extensive experience in measuring the impact of influence campaigns on public opinion, and how to respond to the threat of disinformation around elections.

Jacob Davey

Head of Research & Policy, Far-right and Hate Movements

Jacob Davey is Head of Research & Policy for Far-right and Hate Movements at ISD.

Jennie King

Head of Civic Action and Education

Jennie King heads our Civic Action and Education department, creating frontline programming and response incorporating ISD's digital research. She also leads ISD's climate disinformation research, recently running our COP26 monitoring 'war room'.

Melanie Smith

Head of Digital Analysis Unit

Melanie Smith leads ISD's Digital Analysis Unit, delivering public research on disinformation, public health misinformation and online conspiracy movements through large-scale social media data collection and open-source investigation techniques.

Tim Squirrell

Head of Communications and Editorial

Tim Squirrell has extensive experience advising governments and others on counter-extremism and counter-terrorism, particularly far-right and neo-Nazi movements, incels and misogynist communities, and esoteric threats such as school shooters.

Kevin D. Reyes

Senior OSINT Specialist

Kevin D. Reyes is a Senior OSINT Specialist in ISD's Digital Analysis Unit, where he leads open-source investigations methods and researches online hate, extremism and disinformation.