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Dr Helena Farrand Carrapico

Associate Professor

Department: Social Sciences

Helena Farrand Carrapico joined Northumbria University in April 2019, where she is Jean Monnet Chair, as well as Associate Professor in International Relations and Criminology. She is also co-Director of Research for the Social Sciences Department.

She has published 20 peer-reviewed articles, 5 books (1 co-authored and 4 edited volumes), 15 book chapters and 7 special issues in the field of European internal security in high- raking Social Sciences journals (such as the Journal of Common Market Studies - IF 2.54, The Journal of European Integration – IF 1.26, European Security- IF 1.45, and Crime, Law and Social Change - IF 0.49).

She holds a doctoral degree in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute (Florence), where she developed her thesis on European Union organised crime policies, and an MA from the College of Europe. Prior to her current position, Helena was a Senior Lecturer at Aston University, where she also co-directed the Aston Centre for Europe. Previous academic positions were also held at the University of Dundee, James Madison University, the University of Coimbra and the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Helena was also a visiting fellow at the DG. Justice, Liberty and Security of the European Commission, and at the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS). She was an elected member of UACES (2016-2019) and a co-convenor for the BISA European Security Working Group (2014-2020).

Helena Farrand Carrapico

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Helena's research focuses on European security governance, in particular the governance of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, and comprises four strands:

1) The governance of specific policy fields within Justice and Home Affairs, namely organised crime and cybersecurity;

2) the governance of the external dimension of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice; 

3) the governance of Brexit in relation to internal security;

4) the modes of governance present in internal security, including for example privatisation and agencification.

Key Publications

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  • Brexit and Internal Security: Political and Legal Concerns on the Future UK-EU Relationship, Farrand Carrapico, H., Niehuss, A., Berthelemy, C. 2 Jan 2019
  • European Union cyber security as an emerging research and policy field, Farrand Carrapico, H., Barrinha, A. 1 Feb 2018, In: European Politics and Society
  • Cyber crime as a fragmented policy field in the context of the area of freedom, security and justice, Carrapiço, H., Farrand, B. 10 Jan 2018, The Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research, London, Routledge
  • Blurring public and private: Cybersecurity in the age of regulatory capitalism, Farrand, B., Carrapico, H. 31 Oct 2017, Security Privatization, Springer
  • Security Privatization: How Non-security-related Private Businesses Shape Security Governance, Bures, O., Carrapico, H. 31 Oct 2017
  • The EU as a coherent (cyber)security actor?, Carrapico, H., Barrinha, A. 1 Nov 2017, In: Journal of Common Market Studies
  • Dialogue, partnership and empowerment for network and information security, Carrapiço, H., Farrand, B. Apr 2017, In: Crime Law and Social Change
  • Private security beyond private military and security companies: exploring diversity within private-public collaborations and its consequences for security governance, Bures, O., Carrapiço, H. 1 Apr 2017, In: Crime Law and Social Change
  • The European Union’s fight against cybercrime: policy, legal and practical challenges, Carrapiço, H., Farrand, B. 25 Nov 2016, The European Union as an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, London, Routledge
  • The EU’s security actorness in cyber space: quo vadis?, Barrinha, A., Carrapiço, H. 24 May 2016, The EU, Strategy and Security Policy, Routledge

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Further Information

Courses I teach on:

- IR7011 and AT7038- European Security Governance and Conflict

-IR6010- War Games- learning negotiation and diplomacy through simulations

-SO6002- Dissertation Module


  • International Politics PhD June 30 2010
  • Politics MRes June 30 2006
  • European CommunityStudies MA (Hons) July 31 2003
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2019

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