Personal profile


I am the Course Leader for the BSc (hons) Criminology and Cybercrime full time camnpus based undergraduate degree and a Lecturer in Cybercrime. My PhD completed here at the University of Portsmouth explored the impact and effectivenss of using social media based publicity appeals in the search for missing persons. I am a member of Centre for the Study of Missing Persons and the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic. I recieved by Bachelors of Science in Psychology from DePaul University (Chicago, Illinois) in 2011 where I focused on community psychology and substance misuse. I then completed my MSc in Criminology and Psychology from the University of Portsmouth where I analysed the importance of recovery capital in recovery using an Ego-Network approach. I also sit across the deparmental and faculty ethics comittee and am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 

Research Interests

  • Cyberpsychology 
  • Social media 
  • Social network analysis
  • Trolling online and Cyberbullying 
  • Missing people 
  • Safeguarding online 
  • Misiniformation

Teaching Responsibilities

Module Coordination 

  • Cyberspace, Subcultures and Online Deviance (Level 4)
  • Cybercrime Clinic Life Module (Level 5) 
  • Research Methods and Research Ethics (Level 7)
  • Research Methods (Level 7) 

Seminar Tutor:

  • Criminal Justice (Level 4)
  • Psychology for Criminologists (Level 4)
  • Introduction to Digital Forensics (Level 4)
  • Cyberlaw Governance and Human Rights (Level 5)
  • Cybercrime Clinic (Level 5)
  • Researching Criminology (Level 5)
  • Dissertation Supervision (Undergraduate) 
  • Dissertation Supervision (Postgraduate) 

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


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Criminology
  • Social Media
  • Missing Persons
  • Social Network Analysis