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 58(2), 394-413.
  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

  • ASC109 Foundations in Research

    This module is intended to give students a foundation in research methods that are relevant to the study of Criminology. Teaching will focus on current issues in criminology and criminal justice, notably research led by staff within the Criminology Department, and, through the module, students will be encouraged to gather and assess a wide range of information from a variety of sources, including; criminology books, journal articles, the Internet and the media in order to understand important themes in Criminology and Criminal Justice and the different ways they are presented. The module is intended to be challenging and thought-provoking, providing an opportunity for students to broaden perspectives, deepen understanding of contemporary criminal justice issues and to consolidate and apply research-related skills that they have thus far learnt during their studies. .

  • 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
  • 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