Nicole is an internationally recognised and trusted authority on navigating national security, crisis and emergency management challenges in an environment of converged threat and risk.
Highly regarded for her online influence and social media acumen, particularly in open source and social intelligence, digital diplomacy and use of communication technologies in radicalisation and emergencies - Nicole is a regular instructor for and speaker to NATO.
Nicole is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Southern Queensland, where she is researching the path to jihad. Her thesis ‘The Jihadi Nudge’ is a multidisciplinary body of work that investigates how terrorist organisations use behavioural economics models of choice architecture (or decision science) to radicalise individuals.
Nicole is an Adjunct Lecturer at Charles Sturt University in the School of National Security and Terrorism.