Principal researcher and programme leader Dr. Stijn Sieckelinck studied social and philosophical pedagogy at the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven). He focuses on a pedagogical study of radicalisation. Sieckelinck advises governments at home and abroad. He is also a board member of the Quality Board of the EU-Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN). In the autumn of 2017, he was also visiting professor at McGill University, Montreal (Canada).