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Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Coventry University

I have been a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Coventry University since 2008 where I lead and teach on a number of undergraduate Criminology modules. Prior to this I taught at the universities of Aston and Westminster.

In 2013-14 I was awarded the title ‘Inspirational Teacher of the Year’ at Coventry University. I also teach in prisons for the Open University.

I am a member of the Legal Action Group and the British Society of Criminology. In 2015 I was awarded a 3-month research sabbatical fellowship.

My research interests relate to police accountability. In late 2016 my book: ‘Death after police contact: constructing accountability in the 21st century’ will be published through Palgrave-Macmillan.

I am the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship for 2016-17 and will be based at Elon university in North Carolina for four months. My research project will focus on families and their search for justice in the United States after family members have died after police contact.


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    Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Coventry University