Elise Roberts-Ingleson is a research social scientist with RTI, specializing in theoretical and applied research related to political violence and extremism and particularly employing qualitative research. Dr. Roberts-Ingleson has extensive experience collecting and analyzing data from a variety of quantitative and qualitative sources in fields, including domestic and international security, justice, and public health. She has experience conducting interviews and developing surveys. Her research interests center on political violence, governance, misinformation, and the drivers of extremism. She is a skilled communicator with the ability to adapt writing for various audiences and to present research to experts and non-experts.
Dr. Roberts-Ingleson is currently involved in several projects related to security and extremism. She supports projects for the Department of Homeland Security, which involve leading program evaluations for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention grantees and analyzing human behavioral responses to soft target security events. Dr. Roberts-Ingleson also works on the National Institute of Justice’s Domestic Terrorism Prevention project, which seeks to better understand the factors leading to disengagement from extremist groups and deradicalization.