My first degree was in English Language and Literature at Oxford. I worked as a television scriptwriter for many years, including seven years as a staff writer on the police show, The Bill. I studied for a M.Sc in Criminology and a Ph.D also in Criminology at the LSE. From 2011-2014, I was a Howard League/Oxford Post-Doctorate Fellow and subsequently a Research Associate at the Centre for Criminology, Oxford. I have taught at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Kent and the LSE and am currently a Visiting Research Fellow in Criminology at the LSE. I am also the author of several publications on crime and the media, including a monograph, "Media Representations of Police and Crime" published by Palgrave Macmillan. My most recent publication, "Leveson five years on" appeared last month in the British Journal of Criminology in October 2016 and examines police/media relations post Leveson.