I joined the School of Law as a Lecturer in Criminal Justice in 2016, having previously been a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bradford.
I am a graduate of the University of Leeds (MA Criminological Research, 2007 and PhD, 2012) and the University of Brighton (BA Social Science, 2005). I have also been a visiting lecturer at the University of Malaga.
Three inter-connecting themes shape and unite my research interests and projects. These include the governance, regulation and policing of public spaces in the city, urban (in)security and fear of crime, and social justice and diversity.
At present I am leading a major research project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and supported by Leeds City Council Parks and Countryside Department, on people’s experiences and expectations of urban public parks across time. It explores expectations about the social role of urban public parks in the past, the present and the future, and examines how these relate to people’s everyday experiences of the park and its regulation.