Dr Erin Marie Saltman is a Senior Researcher and Networks Manager at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. She oversees research and project development on ISD's Women and Extremism (WaE) initiative as well as the Youth Civil Activism Network (YouthCAN). Both networks bring together civil society activists with tech and creative sectors to scale up innovation and credible voices within the counter-extremism space. Her primary research looks at online extremism, gender dynamics and the development of targeted counter narratives. Dr Saltman’s background and expertise includes both far-right and Islamist processes of radicalisation, counter-extremism and political socialisation. She regularly advises governments and security sectors across Europe and North America on issues related to online extremism and the role of the internet in radicalisation.