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Biography

I joined the University of Huddersfield as a senior lecturer in February 2007 and since then have completed a PGDip in Higher Education Practice. Prior to this I studied Law at the University of Derby, followed by an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Loughborough University. During this time I worked as a Special Constable (volunteer police officer) and then a door supervisor at a night club. After graduating I moved to Sussex where I worked for three years as a crime analyst before joining the UCL Jill Dando Institute Crime Science Lab (in Birmingham) where I worked from November 2002 to February 2007 as a research fellow. During 2006 I also worked as an associate lecturer in criminology at the University of Derby. I was awarded a PhD in Criminology from UCL in 2018.

I was the course leader for the BSc (Hons) Criminology degree at the University Huddersfield from 2012-2018, when I became the course leader for our new programme in Criminology with Law, and since March 2020 I have held the position of Acting Subject Leader for Criminology and Policing. I teach across a variety of modules, including Contemporary and Comparative Criminology, Substance Misuse and Crime, Organised and International Crime, Reducing Crime, Evidence-based Policing and Crime Analysis. As a supervisor, I also have completions at both Masters and Doctoral levels.

My particular interests lie in the spatial (and temporal) concentrations of crime, the role of environment, routine activites and everyday practices in the development and exploitation of crime opportunities, and green criminology - particularly wildlife crime and other forms of harm to nonhuman animals.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Environmental criminology
  • Opportunity theories
  • Situational crime prevention
  • The links between crime and the design of premises and everyday practices
  • Criminal law and sentencing
  • ‘Green’ criminology (particularly harms against animals)
  • Policing practices
  • Crime analysis

Research Expertise and Interests

  • wildlife crime
  • green criminology
  • animal harm
  • crime analysis
  • Crime Prevention
  • spatial crime concentrations
  • risky facilities

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