Tegg Westbrook

Førsteamanuensis

Det teknisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet
Institutt for sikkerhet, økonomi og planlegging
KE C-335

Bio

I am Associate Professor at the Department of Safety, Economics, and Planning at the Faculty of Science and Technology. I have a Bachelor of Science in Human Geography, a Master of Arts in International Relations, and a PhD in Globalisation Studies.

Research 

I am a technologist interested in the social and political consequences resulting from the end-use of security and safety technologies. I engage with issues of city resilience from a security perspective, particularly on the topics of crime and terrorism prevention, smart home/city security, and emergency response. I engage with literature from many disciplines, ranging from political sciences, urban planning, to computer sciences.

My recent publications have engaged with issues of radio interference devices, the criminal motivations for using them, and who are most affected. I also undertake research into the question of proportionality in considering counterterrorism measures in urban areas. My research has also explored the advantages and disadvantages of using artificial intellgence in the detection and response to symptoms of COVID-19.

My medium-term ambitions is to dedicate more research into individual security and emergency response. In particular, I am undertaking research into how digital infrastructures can enable more rapid and cost-effective emergency response using unmanned ariel systems in challenging environments, such as dense urban locales and sparse rural locations. I am interested in how decisions are made in responding to low and high priority responses using digital tools.

As for individual security, I am in touch with crisis centres in Norway to understand the phenomenon of technology-facilitated domestic violence (tech abuse) in smart homes. My goal is to establish if increases in tech abuse (in other countries) has been witnessed in Norwegian homes, particularly during COVID-19 lockdowns.

Ongoing projects

RESICITIES - Building resilience through education for Sustainable, Collaborative and Smart Cities

Urban and community sustainability in planning and architecture (UCSPA)

Building bilateral research network towards resilient, smart and sustainable cities and regions

RISKSEC2.0 Local climate change adaptation: from risk governance to securitisation strategies?

Academic Development through bilateral peer-learning activities on mission-oriented innovation for Climate Neutral and Smart Cities

Trolltunga Bilateral Fund in the field of Higher Education Institutions

Teaching, Leadership and Coordination

Introduction to Urban Planning and Societal Safety (BYS110 - Coordinator)

Bacheloroppgave i byplanlegging og samfunsikkerhet (BYSBAC - Coordinator)

Resilient Cities (BYG 640 - Lecturer, previously coordinator)

Risk, safety, economics, and planning for Smart Cities (Erasmus+, in collaboration with Czech Technical University in Prague - joint coordinator).

Terrorism and security (RIS535 - Lecturer)

Sustainable City Regions (BYG610 - previous lecturer)

Digital Societies for Sustainable Energy Transitions (MEE128 - Lecturer)

Masteroppgave byplanlegging (BYGBAC - Supervision)

PhD Project course in Urban Planning (BYG900 - Supervision)

I was study programme leader for the bachelor programme "Urban Planning and Societal Safety" (Byplanlegging og samfunnssikkerhet) between 2021-2023

Other relevant experiences

Between 2019 and 2020, I was Visiting Scholar at the University of St. Andrews, Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV). I worked collaboratively with scholars at the Center on the subject of non-state actor motivations and capabilities in the electromagnetic domain.

For two years during my PhD I worked mostly on a voluntary capacity for Omega Research Foundation who are dedicated to providing rigorous, objective, evidence-based research on the manufacture, trade in, and use of, military, security and police technologies.


 

Publikasjoner
  • Vitenskapelige publikasjoner
  • Bøker og kapitler
    • Westbrook, Tegg

      (2016)

      What were the socio-economic, political, and institutional factors influencing the construction of the ATT?.

  • Formidling
    • Westbrook, Tegg

      (2022)

      Wireless Infrastructures and Technologies to Enable Identification and Notification Purposes Appliciable to a Variety of Thematic Areas, Especially Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.

      Building bilateral research network towards resilient, smart and sustainable cities and regions;

      2022-06-09 - 2022-06-10.

    • Westbrook, Tegg

      (2022)

      The Opportunities for High-Endurance Drones for Risk Management and Emergency Response.

      Building bilateral research network towards resilient, smart and sustainable cities and regions;

      2022-06-02 - 2022-06-03.

    • Westbrook, Tegg

      (2022)

      Tech-abuse and smart home security.

      Erasmus Staff Mobility for Training (STT);

      2022-03-28 - 2022-03-29.

    • Westbrook, Tegg

      (2022)

      Resicities: Building Resilience through Education for Sustainable, Collaborative and Smart Cities.

      Reception for Erasmus students;

      2022-03-14 - 2022-03-15.

    • Westbrook, Tegg

      (2022)

      The Scales and Complexities of Technology-Enabled Abuse: Towards a theory of 'abuse in depth’.

      Beyond Smart Cities Today: Power, Justice and Resistance;

      2022-06-15 - 2022-06-17.

    • Westbrook, Tegg

      (2021)

      Resilient Cities .

    • Westbrook, Tegg; Quan, Xiangyu

      (2021)

      Open Innovation and Rapid Entrepreneurialism during Crises: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

      Nordic Edge/UiS Research Symposium on Smart Cities;

      2021-09-22.

    • Westbrook, Tegg

      (2021)

      Artificial Intelligence and Security "Theatre": The false promises of thermal screening during the Covid-19 crisis.

      Nordic Edge/UiS Research Symposium on Smart Cities;

      2021-09-22.

    • Westbrook, Tegg

      (2021)

      What is Proportional Security? Changing perceptions over the last decade.

      Sikringskonferansen 2021;

      2021-10-26 - 2021-10-27.

    • Røstvik, Harald Nils; Westbrook, Tegg

      (2020)

      Arkitektur og skyggeboksing. "Sikkerhet" er et argument for et nytt, dyrt regjeringskvartal. Hva legger man i det ?.

      Dagsavisen.

      ISSN 1503-2892.

    • Røstvik, Harald Nils; Westbrook, Tegg

      (2020)

      The Corona Pandemic 2020. What we have learnt and future predictions..

    • Westbrook, Tegg; Røstvik, Harald Nils

      (2020)

      Y-blokka: Hva har vi lært?.

      Arkitektnytt.

      ISSN 0004-1998.

    • Westbrook, Tegg

      (2020)

      GPS Spoofing and the threat to transport networks.

      CIAM Safety and Risk Hub;

      2020-03-04.

    • Westbrook, Tegg

      (2019)

      Horizon 2020 Presentation: Technologies and Digitisation Risk in Smart Cities.

      CIAM Safety and Risk Hub;

      2019-04-12.

    • Westbrook, Tegg

      (2019)

      Forebygging av voldelig ekstremisme og sikring av offentlige rom: Har aktørene den kunnskapen de trenger?.

      Samfunnssikkerhetskonferansen 2021;

      2019-01-03.

    • Westbrook, Tegg

      (2018)

      Smart Security in Cities: Geofencing and Counterterrorism.

      Socio-Technical Challenges in a Smart World;

      2018-09-24 - 2018-09-26.

    • Westbrook, Tegg

      (2018)

      Multidisciplinary approaches to counterterrorism in urban areas: opportunities and limitations.

      Sikring i Sentrum;

      2018-09-12.

    • Westbrook, Tegg

      (2018)

      Brexit and arms sales to the Philippines : a reactive approach to human rights.

      e-International relations.

      ISSN 2053-8626.

    • Westbrook, Tegg

      (2017)

      Using Urban Design to Mitigate Threats Imposed by Violent Extremists: Our Work in Manchester and Stavanger.

      Safe and Sustainable University Campus;

      2017-04-17.

  • Kunstnerisk produksjon
  • Kommersialisering
  • Cristin hovedlogo, Cristin current research information system in Norway