Personal profile


I am a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies specialising in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Research Interests

My research interests are wide-ranging due to my background experience. My areas of interest are as follows:

  • The development and application of criminological theory
  • Collection and analysis of Quantitative Data
  • Child Protection (including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect)
  • Honour-based violence
  • Race, ethnicity and crime
  • Family and society
  • Student engagement and learning in Higher Education

Currently, I am working on a book chapter that aims to focus specifically on the changes made to stop and search data collection in order to underline the ongoing gap in the data concerning religious background.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Level 4: Understanding Criminology (Module Coordinator)
  • Level 4: Essential Skills for Criminologists
  • Level 4: Criminal Justice
  • Level 4: Crime & Society (Module Coordinator)
  • Level 5: Questioning Criminology
  • Level 6: Contemporary Criminologies

As well as acting as seminar tutor on all of the modules listed above, I am also a Personal Tutor to several Level 4, 5 and 6 students. I also supervise students on Placements.

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

Master of Science, Social Statistics, University of Southampton

30 Sept 201530 Sept 2016

Award Date: 30 Sept 2017

BSc (Hons), Sociology, University of Southampton

30 Sept 201131 Jul 2014

Award Date: 31 Jul 2014

External positions

Learning Development Tutor (Quantitative Skills)

3 Jan 201830 Sept 2018

Survey Data Technician, University of Southampton

3 Oct 201620 Dec 2017


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