Ciara Bracken-Roche

Dr. Ciara Bracken-Roche
Dr. Ciara Bracken-Roche

Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa, Canada (PhD completed 2019)

2019- Ciara Bracken-Roche is a second-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology. Ciara received her BSc. from the University of Toronto and her MA from the University of Warwick, UK. Her Masters thesis was entitled ‘The Biopolitics of Security: Implications for the Border and for Identity’ with a specific focus on the European Union’s bordering systems, and databases. Ciara’s ongoing interest is in the relationships between the state, society and the individual with a strong theoretical background in international relations and critical security studies. Her dissertation research analyzes the contribution of unmanned aerial systems to the rapid expansion of security, policing and commercial surveillance. Ciara sits on a number of departmental committees as well as being a member of the graduate student union's social team.


Post SSC- Dr. Ciara Bracken-Roche, Assistant Professor, Criminology, Department of Law, Maynooth University, Ireland; and Visiting Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa, Canada (2020).

SSC Seminar Series: Drone Surveillance Research Group, Queen's University

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 12h30-14h00, Mac Corry D411
Drone Surveillance Research Group, SSC, Queen's University

Surveillance Drones in Canada

The proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) raises privacy concerns when used for surveillance purposes. The SSC is investigating UAVs in Canada to provide policy recommendations to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. The report examines historical development, privacy sensitive aspects, marketing by...