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Summary

I joined the Centre for Cybercrime and Economic Crime (CCEC) in 2023. Prior to that, I was a Research Associate in the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic (now part of CCEC) for 6 years.

Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • Improving the efficacy of cybercrime awareness education and training
  • Protecting individuals against the persuasive messaging used by cybercriminals
  • Supporting young people to build their resilience to online ideological grooming by extremist groups
  • Protecting users against online disinformation, misinformation and “fake news”
  • The cybercrime awareness and experiences of older adults

 

Biography

I graduated from Swansea University in 1999 with a BA (Hons) in American Studies, before going on to complete an MA in Creative Writing from Swansea University and a PhD in American Studies from Swansea University.

I have previously worked as a police trainer for Dorset Police on the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme, and have had research or project management roles on various national and international policing projects including the National Police Air Service (NPAS), the Mutual Understanding of Criminal Records Information Project (MUCRI), the Serious Offending by Mobile European Criminals (SOMEC) Project and the Review of Information Management within the Police Service (RIMAPS) Project. I was the operational manager for the national police subject access (PNC) service and also wrote national freedom of information advice on behalf of ACPO and ACPOS.

I joined the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2017 as a Research Associate in the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic, working on projects relating to cybercrime awareness for young people, older adults and small and medium organisations, and on the ORPHEUS project, which focuses on alternative forms of online & offline prevention of violent extremism. My current role is as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Cybercrime and Economic Crime.

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Synthesising a Context-Specific Approach to Native American Narratives: An Analysis of Philosophies of Knowledge and Cross-Cultural Communication in Native American and Academic Contexts, Swansea University

1 Oct 20001 Jul 2005

Award Date: 1 Jul 2005

MA, Creative Writing: Prose, University of East Anglia

1 Oct 20031 Jul 2004

Award Date: 1 Jul 2004

BA (Hons), American Studies, Swansea University

1 Oct 19951 Jul 1999

Award Date: 1 Jul 1999

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