Andrew has worked in the field of criminology and crime prevention since 1999. He joined the Applied Criminology Centre in January 2005. Previously he worked as a research associate at the Environmental Criminology Research Unit (ECRU), University of Liverpool. In 2004 he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Criminology by the University of Liverpool. Prior to this he graduated with a BSc (hons) in geography from the University of Sheffield (1998), and an MSc in Geographical Information Science (GIS) from the University of Edinburgh (1999).
His research interests include the geography of crime / environmental criminology, policy analysis and evaluation, computational criminology, crime analysis and GIS, situational crime prevention, crime and technology, and mixed methods research. He is specifically interested in crime and its relationship with alcohol, violence and the Night-Time Economy (NTE), acquisitive crime, crime on public transport, crime analysis methods, and crime prevention and community safety.
His research has been funded by a range of organisations including the Home Office, the Department for Transport, Alcohol Research UK (formerly the AERC), the ESPRC, JISC, the Railway Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), the European Regional Development Fund, the Government Office for the North West, Merseyside Police and Merseytravel Passenger Transport Authority, and Liverpool and Manchester CitySafe Partnerships.