CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence & Organised Crime Research) is a multidisciplinary, security-focused research centre located at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). CENTRIC is able to provide solutions to some of Europe’s most pressing contemporary security challenges through the delivery of ground-breaking research, advanced technological capabilities, professional expertise and training achieved through close collaboration with the four key stakeholders in the security domain: Citizens, Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), Industry and Academia.
CENTRIC has close links with a number of local, national and international LEAs and security specialist groups as well as collaborating leading technology providers. This enables CENTRIC to offer innovative solutions informed by the operational reality of modern day law enforcement. CENTRIC builds on over six years of work by a range of colleagues across government, academia and the private sector resulting in the participation of more than 20 independent EU and International research projects.
Domain Expertise: The staff and partners of CENTRIC have a strong applied orientation and proven track record in multiple disciplines. Particular areas of expertise include: counter terrorism and radicalisation, crisis management and disaster response, open source intelligence, cybercrime and cyberterrorism, human trafficking and modern slavery, community policing, and border security and surveillance.
Core Capabilities: CENTRIC endeavours to bring cutting edge breakthroughs in research and technology to the security domain by holding specialist skills in fields such as: situational awareness platforms, knowledge management, mobile application development, data mining, analytics and visualisation, serious game training, and virtual and augmented reality.
For more information, please visit our website: https://research.shu.ac.uk/centric/