I’m originally from Birmingham and lived there my entire life until recently moving to Swansea to undertake my new role of tutor of criminology at the University.

I completed my undergraduate degree in Youth Communities and Families at the University of Birmingham part-time whilst working in a mentoring capacity with young people alongside work within the special educational needs sector supporting students with additional needs. After this I embarked upon completing my Masters in Criminology at Birmingham City University and also began work with the Youth Offending Team Sandwell, working with a wide array of young people from vast multi-cultural backgrounds.

This led me to work as a Visiting Lecturer at Birmingham City University where my role included delivering lectures/seminars and supporting students with any pastoral issues. After a year of this role I wanted to challenge myself in a greater way and this lead me to gaining full time employment at Swansea University where the next exciting chapter of my career begins.

Teaching

  • ASC216 Understanding Policing

    This module focuses on policing in the United Kingdom. The module considers the origins, development and functions of policing and examines issues such as police use of force, the role of the police in miscarriages of justice, police responses to terrorism, the pluralisation of policing, the policing of vulnerable and diverse groups, the relationship between the media and the police and the implications of `police culture┬┐ on service delivery. The module also questions the accountability and legitimacy of the police and examines the models used in the delivery of modern day policing. The module enables students to understand policing from a critical perspective.

  • ASC221 Understanding Policing

    This module offers a critical study of policing within liberal democratic societies from historical, legal, political and social perspectives. Focusing primarily on policing in the United Kingdom, the module considers the origins, development and functions of policing and examines issues such as police use of force, the role of the police in miscarriages of justice, police responses to terrorism, the pluralisation of policing, the policing of vulnerable and diverse groups, the relationship between the media and the police and the implications of 'police culture' on service delivery. The module also questions the accountability and legitimacy of the police and examines the models used in the delivery of modern day policing.