In 2018 I gained my doctorate from University College London (researching crime concentration patterns in different types of facilities). I also hold an LLB (Hons) in Law from the University of Derby, and an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Loughborough University. Since then I have also gained a PGCert in Crime Prevention and Community Safety from UCL and a PGDip in Continuing Professional Development (Higher Education Practice) from the University of Huddersfield. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I have experience of policing as Special Constable and a Crime Analyst, prior to moving into academia. Since then I have worked as a Research Fellow at UCL and am currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, where I have been since 2007.
I have carried out research and published in the fields of crime patterns, particularly spatial concentrations, and crime prevention, but my more recent work focuses on green criminology, particularly wildlife and animal-related crime.