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Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Shire


Mohammed Ibrahim Shire

Teaching Responsibilities

I am the Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Risk and Security Management.

I teach on the following modules:

  • Global, State and Corporate Security (Module coordinator)
  • Risk Management (Module coordinator)
  • Counter-Terrorism and UK National Security (Module coordinator)
  • Contemporary Terrorism and the Global Response
  • Key Issues in Criminal Justice

Current doctoral students:

Dave Scott - Transnational Security Consulting: UK Practitioner Perspectives

Badar Al Mamari - Security in Oman

I am happy to receive informal enquiries relating to research in any of the above-indicated areas and assist in working up proposals for doctoral study.

Research Interests

  • African Security
  • Risk
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
  • Cybercrime
  • Resilience
  • Humanitarian Security

Media Availability

I am a regular contributor to international media outlets on security topics in Africa, particularly the Horn of Africa and Somalia. I am happy to take calls and emails from the media on my research and I am aware of the need to respond to journalists in a timely manner. Please contact me directly on either or 02392843986


Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Shire is a lecturer in Security Risk Management at the Institute of Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth, where he is the Course Leader for the BSc Risk and Security Management.

After completing his PhD in Complex Systems and Resilience at Loughborough University, he spent 18 months in Australia working as a postdoctoral research fellow at Griffith University’s Safety Science Innovation Lab. There he implemented several ethnographic projects in collaboration with multiple industrial and government stakeholders. Mohammed specialises in the increasingly complex world of risk and security and is interdisciplinary by training and experience (from applied sciences to social sciences). His research focuses on a wide range of topics, including terrorism, counterterrorism, (human) security, risk and cybercrime.

Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Shire is also the founder of Somali Faces, an award-winning storytelling organisation that raises awareness for social justice in Somalia.

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