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Dr Denise Carter

Lecturer in Department of Criminology and Sociology, and Director of Hong Kong CriminologyProgrammes

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Criminology, Sociology and Policing


  • PhD (University of Hull)
  • BA (University of Lincoln)


Denise Maia Carter is a Lecturer in the Department of Criminology and Sociology at the University of Hull with interests in the fields of Cyber Terrorism, Cybercrime, digital life, Social Media and Cyberculture.

She has a strong research background in internet safety, having worked on the EU InSafe and the EU SimSafety Projects, identifying and advising on the safeguarding of children and young people.

Denise's most recent work has examined online radicalisation, extremism and terrorism.

She convenes modules on Cyberterrorism, Popular Culture, Cyberculture, and the Dangers and Delights of Online Life at undergraduate level, in both the UK and in Hong Kong.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

(De)constructing difference: a qualitative review of the 'othering' of UK Muslim communities, extremism, soft harms, and Twitter analytics

Carter, D. M. (2017). (De)constructing difference: a qualitative review of the ‘othering’ of UK Muslim communities, extremism, soft harms, and Twitter analytics. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 9(1), 21-36.

Postgraduate supervision

Digital life and sociology

Social Media



Awards and prizes

Overall Outstanding Achievement Award


Overall Outstanding Achievement Award Dr Carter has been recognised as exceptional and as having developed the student experience. This student led award is awarded to an outstanding member of University staff who stands out all-round student experience. This staff member has worked above and beyond expectations to make a positive impact or has overcome challenges to achieve success. The nominee will help students feel part of the university or has undertaken extraordinary initiatives to enhance aspects of the student experience.

Membership/Fellowship of professional body