Liesbeth van der Heide

Former Senior Research Fellow (ICCT)


  • Security and Defence

Liesbeth van der Heide is a Research Fellow at ICCT and the Project Coordinator for ICCT’s activities on the rehabilitation and reintegration of violent extremist offenders, including the development and implementation of a comprehensive modular training course for prison officials and policy makers in South East Asia and Africa, and the development of a risk assessment tool to identify and assess violent extremism. She also works as a Researcher and Lecturer at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA), Leiden University – Campus The Hague. 

Previously, she managed several research projects, including research for the Dutch National Police on lone wolf terrorism, research for the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service focused on a fear-based crisis communication approach, a research project for ICCT on the Breivik trial and a project for the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice on integrity and crime prevention.

In 2013 she was a Research Fellow at the Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law. She is a member of the Dutch Flemish Network for Radicalization and Terrorism Research. She holds an MA (Cum Laude) in International Relations from Utrecht University and a BA in Political Science from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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