Dr Jessie Blackbourn

Research Fellow, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Faculty of Law


Jessie's research interests lie broadly in the field of anti-terrorism law, with a particular focus on oversight and review. She is currently engaged in research which evaluates the effectiveness of institutional mechanisms for review of anti-terrorism legislation, with a particular interest in the role of offices of independent review of terrorism legislation in the UK and Australia.


  • Anti-terrorism laws, especially in the UK and Australia
  • Counter-Terrorism Review
  • Independent Reviewers of Terrorism laws

Media experience

Jessie has some experience of working with the media, particularly in background briefing.