I am interested in behavioural regulation and historical criminology.
My research focuses on the manner through which certain forms of behaviour come to be understood as problematic and the various means, legal or otherwise, through which attempts are made to regulate these 'problem' behaviours. Specifically, my work to date has investigated these processes historically and in reference to alcohol.
More broadly, my research engages with notions of deviance, social control, moral panics, moral regulation and risk. I am currently working on a BA/Leverhulme funded project which investigates the historical development of excise duties as a means to regulate drinking.