Leah Farrall

Research Associate in Counter Terrorism


Leah Farrall is a Research Associate in Counter Terrorism at the US Studies Centre. She was a speaker at the US Studies Centre's National Summit in June 2011.

Farrall is a former senior Counter Terrorism Intelligence Analyst with the Australian Federal Police. During her time with the AFP, she served as the organisation's al Qaeda specialist and worked on a range of international and domestic counter terrorism investigations. She was also the Senior Intelligence Analyst in the AFP's Jakarta Regional Cooperation Team in Indonesia and the Forward Operating Post after the second Bali bombings.

Prior to joining the AFP, Farrall taught at the University of Queensland. She has also worked in private industry in Hong Kong, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom and is currently finalising her PhD on Al Qaeda and militant salafist jihad.