Personal profile


I lecture in Politics, the British public sector, Strategic Management,Youth Violence and Knife Crime, Leadership, basic academic skills and manage student placements as part of my wider role.  Additionally, I lead four modues for the Masters in Public Administration (DL/DA) and the Senior Leader Masters in Public Administration Degree Apprenticeship.  I also lead the Professional Practice undergraduate module and am the Course Liaison tutor in Politics and IR for the MRes. 

My background is in Local and National Government as a manager having had fifteen years in public service, during which time I taught at other universities in Sussex.  My research covers aspects of community safety and policing, with a special focus on knife crime and youth violence.  I have published in this area and my paper "The London Killings of 2018: the story behind the numbers and some proposed solutions" has recently appeared in Crime Prevention and Community Safety. In 2020, my book, "Solutions to Knife Crime: a path through the red sea?" was published by Vernon Press. 

Having led and managed public sector partnerships in my career, I sustain my interest in multi agency partnerships and collaborative working, especially in relation to public safety.  My book chapter which deals with this theme, A time of Change: the expanding role of Police and Crime Commissioners in local criminal justice delivery. has recently appeared in Multi Agency Working in Criminal Justice (2019).  I am now researching into policy transfer with regard to Knife Crime in Britain.

During my career, I ran an EU project in Romania and Bulgaria, in partnership with the University of Macerata in Italy to bring partnership working training to the emerging democracies in Europe, and I retain a strong interest in partnerships and multi-agency groups in many countries.  I also worked with a West Sussex university to co-author the MA in Collaborative Working.  

I achieved my PhD in 2021 with a thesis covering multi agency partnerships, knife crime and policy solutions.

Research Interests

My research interests focus on knife crime, community safety and public sector partnerships and groups.  My interests include

  • Youth crime
  • Knife crime
  • Community safety
  • Multi agency partnerships
  • Trust in multi agency partnerships 
  • Collaborative working
  • UK public sector policy 

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

PG Cert, Post Graduate Learning and Teaching (masters), University of Chichester

… → 30 Aug 2010

Award Date: 30 Sept 2010

MA, Multi agency partnership working and trust, University of Portsmouth

20 Sept 200630 Nov 2007

Award Date: 30 Nov 2007

PG Diploma, Business Management, University of Chichester

20 Sept 200417 Aug 2005

Award Date: 17 Aug 2005

BA (Hons), English and Comparative Religion, University of Sussex

30 Sept 197630 Sept 1979

Award Date: 30 Jul 1979


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Knife Crime; partnership working; collaboration


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