Researcher, Applied Criminology Centre, University of Huddersfield

I’m an applied criminologist and Research Fellow at the Applied Criminology Centre (ACC) at the University of Huddersfield with 15 years of research experience, primarily for a range of Central Government clients as well as Local Government and third sector customers and other funders (EU, and various research councils). This has included work in many areas of the CJS (Prisons, Youth Secure Estate, Police Custody Suites, Courts, Police computer forensics Depts, Probation Service, YOTs. etc.).

My main research interests include the study of radicalisation; counter-terrorism; and hate crime (for the Youth Justice Board, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism, the Home Office, and the European Union). Other research interests include offender management and desistance (for various clients).

Currently, I'm working with colleagues on our CREST funded project studying barriers to reporting and sharing information with authorities concerning violent extremist activity and involvement in foreign conflict here in the UK (https://crestresearch.ac.uk/projects/reporting-violent-extremism/)

Myself and ACC colleagues have recently completed research in counter-terrorism for the E.U. (DG Move) examining how to protect large (multi-modal) transport hubs from terrorist attack. http://www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/acc/projects/reducing-serious-crime-and-terrorism-at-mmpts/). The reports are currently being studied by commissioners and we anticipate that some of this material will be published in the near future.

Experience

  • –present
    Researcher, Applied Criminology Centre, University of Huddersfield