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After completing my MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at University College Dublin (UCD), I went on to become a PhD candidate there and my PhD research is investigating reasons why people reoffend or persist with crime.

I commenced work at the University of Portsmouth in 2018 as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Portsmouth and prior to that I spent two years working as a Teaching Assistant in the school of Sociology at UCD. Since 2020, I have worked as a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminology Justice at the University of Portsmouth.

Research Interests


  • My ongoing PhD research is examining reasons why people return to or continue to persist with crime.
  • I am interested in the offending process, desistance, prisons and rehabilitation.




Teaching Responsibilities


  • Module coordinator for Contemporary Criminologies (Level 6) and Criminal Justice (Level 4).
  • Teaching member of team taught modules across the courses offered by ICJS.
  • Dissertation supervisor to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Personal tutor to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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

Education/Academic qualification

BA (Hons), University College Dublin

Master of Science, University College Dublin

External positions

Teaching Assistant, University College Dublin


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