Research associate in Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University

Sam is currently a research associate and PhD candidate, specialising in the spatial distribution of crime using quantitative methods. He is particularly interested in the longitudinal development of neighbourhoods in terms of their criminality, with specific reference to the concentration of known offender residences. Sam's doctoral dissertation examined how an understanding of offender residential locations can improve the explanatory power of researchers interested in explaining the geographic distribution of offences.


  • 2016–present
    PhD candidate, Manchester Metropolitan University


  • 2016 
    Utrecht University, the Netherlands, MSc Sociology and Social Research
  • 2012 
    London School of Economics, UK, BSc Social Policy with Government