Lynn is a Research Fellow for the ICCT. As a post-doctoral researcher in Terrorism and Political Violence at Leiden University’s Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, she was the coordinator and one of the lead researchers of the PREPARE project. In this role, she carried out extensive research on the development of children in Islamist and right-wing extremist family environments. Lynn holds a PhD from the University of Oxford; her thesis examined the implementation of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act’s Prevent Duty in educational institutions. 

In her role as consultant for the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), Lynn has designed and carried out research on education sector corruption across the world. Lynn has also worked as language instructor for refugee and asylum. seekers in Germany, and as an educator in orphanages and foster-care settings in Germany and in the West Bank. 


Schneider, L (2019): ‘Dynamics of Securitization: An Analysis of Universities’ Engagement with the Prevent Legislation’, in The Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies, ed. Liam Francis Gearon (Routledge: London and New York), pp. 312–25

Schneider, L (2018): Access and Aspirations: Syrian Refugees’ Experiences of Entering Higher Education in Germany. Research in Comparative and International Education, 13(3), pp 457-478.