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I lecture at the University of Portsmouth’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ). Prior to this, I served for nearly 20 years in the UK police service, most recently as a detective specializing in criminal investigations. I am involved in a range of research and teaching activities within economic crime, organised crime and criminology.

My research focuses on secrecy, illicit offshore finance, corporate transparency, tax havens, financial regulation, blockchain applications, crypto assets, and anti-money-laundering control. I am intrigued with money laundering: understanding its criminal characteristics, the methods money launderers use, and how governments and regulatory bodies attempt to control it.


  • Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society, 2001.
  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, University of Sussex, 2003.
  • Associate of The Royal Photographic Society, 2017.
  • Accredited Counter Fraud Technician, University of Portsmouth, 2018.
  • Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist, University of Portsmouth, 2018.
  • MSc Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption, University of Portsmouth, 2019.
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2019.
  • Associate Fellow of Advance HE, 2021.
  • PhD, University of Portsmouth, 2022.

ResearchGate profile

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach and assess a range of modules at undergrduate and postgraduate levels.

Research Interests

  • Economic crime.
  • Anti-money laundering control.
  • Offshore finance.
  • Money laundering and tax evasion.
  • Tax havens.
  • Beneficial ownership transparency.
  • Financial regulation
  • Cryptocurrencies and crypto assets.
  • Application of blockchain technology.
  • Organised crime.

I welcome proposals for research supervision in the above subject areas.

Media Availability

I have made media appearances on radio and for national television, and am available to speak on areas of economic crime and policing.

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 18 Jul 2022

Other, Advance HE

Jan 2021 → …

Award Date: 18 Nov 2021

Other, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Award Date: 1 Dec 2019

Master of Science

Award Date: 23 Oct 2019

BSc (Hons), University of Sussex

Award Date: 7 Jul 2003


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