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Dr Annie Kirby

Research Associate

Annie Kirby


I am a Research Associate for the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic in the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies. The clinic conducts research into cybercrime awareness and also provides cybercrime advice to small and medium organisations, community groups and members of the public. I currently work on the Interreg 2Seas funded ORPHEUS project, an international project focused on preventing political violence by equipping young people with the skills to critically assess online content.

Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • police officer training and development
  • the management of police information
  • international criminal records exchange
  • the experiences and perceptions of cybercrime among children, older people and small / medium organisations
  • political violence, critical thinking and fake news


I graduated from Swansea University in 1999 with a BA (Hons) in American Studies, before going on to complete an MA in Creative Writing from Swansea University and a PhD in American Studies from Swansea University.

After receiving my PhD, I taught on the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme with Dorset Police. In 2008, I began working for the Association of Chief Police Officers as a policy writer and project manager, working on national and international policing projects including the National Police Air Service (NPAS), the Mutual Understanding of Criminal Records Information Project (MUCRI), the Serious Offending by Mobile European Criminals (SOMEC) Project and the Review of Information Management within the Police Service (RIMAPS) Project.

I joined the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies in 2017 as a Research Associate in the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic.

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