I am a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research. See the rest of our Criminology team.
I run my own third year optional undergraduate module and MA module in the field of illegal drugs. The aim is to explore both the cultural context of drug taking and the political controls that have been placed upon this activity from an international perspective. I supervise undergraduates and postgraduates in these areas.
My research is mainly based around the intricacies of drug policy at the European level debating whether or not drug policy in Europe should become more harmonised and critiquing policy options implemented at the European level. I have also done some recent work in cannabis markets in the UK, internet research methods and older cannabis users.
My most recent work is in the field of policy responses to new psychoactive substances.