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Mr Alan Leonard

Senior Lecturer

Alan Leonard


Having graduated from the University of Cardiff, I spent a number of years working in Local Government as a strategy adviser and crime analyst, where I commenced my return to academia by studying for a part-time PhD at the University of Portsmouth.

Prior to my appointment as a lecturer in 2014 I gained economic analysis experience as a Research Assistant and taught economics at the International College of Portsmouth.

Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • Economics and crime prevention (Community Safety) – youth, drugs, anti-social behaviour, fear and supporting vulnerable people in the community
  • Economic Impact Assessments – their practical use and potential abuse
  • The music industry
  • Entrepreneurship

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