Associate Professor
Criminology
Telephone: (01792) 513206
Room: Office - 131
First Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus

My background is multidisciplinary, covering medical law, socio-legal studies, criminology and statistics

My primary research interests include medical informatics; professional regulation;  bioethics, neuro-interventions and bio enhancement; as well as medical malpractice , negligence and criminality.

Prior to coming to Swansea, I have worked at Southampton University, Loughborough University, Nottingham University and the University of Liverpool.

Currently I am PI for the Wellcome Trust funded project: Medicine and Machines; Hacking the Regulatory Algorithm.

Areas of Expertise

  • Medical Law & Ethics; Statistics, Health Infomatics; Civic Tech
  • Criminology

Publications

  1. Ensuring the criminological skills of the next generation: a case study on the importance of enhanced quantitative method teaching provision. Journal of Further and Higher Education 41(4), 448-459.
  2. (2017). Crime, Biotechnologies and Risk: A Critical Appraisal. Presented at ISA Mid-Term Conference (University of Singapore) "Critical Approaches to Risk and Security: East, South, North and West",
  3. Doctoring with conviction: criminal records and the medical profession. The British Journal of Criminology
  4. Malpractice, Criminality, and Medical Regulation: Reforming the Role of the GMC in Fitness to Practise Panels. Medical Law Review 25(1), 1-22.
  5. Risk-based regulation and reforms to fitness to practise tribunals in the United Kingdom: Serving the public interest?. Health, Risk & Society 18(6), 318-334.

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Teaching

  • ASC212 Criminological Theory: Content and Application

    This module provides students with an understanding of criminology as a theoretical and applied discipline. Therefore, the module analyses criminological theories of crime and deviance, and explores the application of the theories in real life cases. The module analyses competing orthodox, critical and realist theories and perspectives. It is delivered through interactive sessions that give students the opportunity to evaluate the extent to which each of the theories applies in real life cases. Students are guided through the processes of applying each theory to topical and sometimes contentious crimes, acts of deviance, and punishments. By applying the theories to real life cases, students have the opportunity to evaluate the competing theories, their limitations, their contributions as explanations of crime and deviance, and their impact on crime control policies.

  • ASCM17 Understanding Crime

    This module aims to introduce students to the main explanatory approaches used in criminology, with an appraisal of the aspirations, scope and limitations of each. The focus is on how criminologists have used different paradigms of explanation, what insights these have generated, how they have informed research, debate and policies concerning crime, and the extent to which they have received empirical support.

Supervision

  • Towards a Bayesian approach in criminology: A case study of risk assessment in youth justice (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Yuzhi Cai
  • Are there good reasons to sentence morally equivalent offenders differently: criminal attempts, theory and practice (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Jane Donoghue
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Jon Burnett
  • A comparative analysis of Predatory Pricing under European Competition Law and US Antitrust (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Pedro Telles

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Director of Postgraduate Research

    2016 - Present

External Responsibilities

Key Grants and Projects

  • Public criminologies and quantitative methodologies 2012 - 2014

    This ESRC project examined the role of quantitative methods in the UK higher education context, as well as more broadly within criminological praxis, against the background of a growing disciplinary concern with the public-role of the social sciences., £76,885

  • Youth offending and sports-based interventions 2011 - 2012

    This project, sponsored by Sport England amongst others, examined the evidence base for the growing role of sports-based interventions in tackling the problem of anti-social and criminal behaviour., £47,000

  • Peer-review of teaching: a decoupled process 2009 - 2010

    This one year project, sponsored by the Higher Education Academy, examined academic peer review and its impact on continuing professional development activity in learning, teaching and assessment., £25,000