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I am a lecturer in Security and Risk in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) at the University of Portsmouth. I teach across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules at the University of Portsmouth. 

I started my career in academia as a part-time lecturer before joining the full-time teaching staff at the University of Portsmouth. Prior to this, I have spent twelve years working in different roles within the private security sector. I hold a BSc. in Computing and an MSc. degree in Security Management (Distinction). Presently, undertaking a doctorate degree in Security Risk Management.

Research Interests

My research interests began whilst working in the private security sector, with an avid interest in improving safety and security risk, security standards, protocols and professionalism within the private security sector. This Journey has led to developing interest in other areas such as

  • Private security and regulation.
  • Business continuity and crisis management.
  • Security risk management.
  • Organisational security.
  • Cybercrime and misuse.

Doctoral supervision 

I am interested in candidates who wish to research any of my main areas of research interest identified above. 

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach across various levels and assess the following modules:

  • Corporate Security.
  • Business Continuity and Crisis Management.
  • Global, State and Corporate Security.
  • Understanding Criminology.
  • Essential Skills for Criminologists.
  • Criminal Justice.
  • Key Issues in Criminal Justice.
  • Researching Criminology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment 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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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