Lecturer, Department of Law and Criminology, Aberystwyth University

I have two main research areas:
• The use of multi-media technology in forensic settings and in particular the use of animations in the courtroom;
• The authoritarian personality and fear of crime – a recently completed project, funded by The British Academy, looking at the impact of social-psychological variables (authoritarianism) and perceptions of crime.

I have also worked on a project in collaboration with IMPACT and the Prison Service, examining issues relating to engaging offenders in employment and education following release from custody. Other areas of research include offender profiling and psychological explanations of criminal behaviour, including impulsivity/ADHD.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, Aberystwyth University