Staff at The Centre apply rigorous academic thought to practical issues across four focused areas: Engineering and Information & Communication Technology, Conflict and Terrorism, Human Rights and Law, and Biological Threats.

Our research is highly regarded internationally and our academics are called upon to undertake progressive research projects and to provide impartial, expert advice on their subjects. Our research influences and informs the global security sector and we have had considerable success in winning research funding awards in Horizon 2020, FP7, the European Defence Agency, Enterprise Ireland, and the Irish Research Council.