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.

Publications

  1. & Benjamin’s ‘flâneur’ and serial murder: An ultra-realist literary case study of Levi Bellfield. Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal, 174165901881593

Teaching

  • ASC219 Leadership and Management in Social Justice

    This module provides an understanding of the role of leaders and managers in the arena of social justice. It develops a critical insight into a complex multi-disciplinary landscape and provides students with the opportunity to develop transferable skills for professional practice. The principal focus is on professional development, however skills for effective leadership and management are explored in the context of organisational cultures and processes.

  • ASC324 Dissertation

    This module will equip students with the skills needed to produce a dissertation of between 8,000 and 10,000 words. A series of 6 compulsory meetings with dissertation supervisors followed by optional meetings, enables students to complete this task

  • ASC325 Delivering Social Justice Interventions: Entrepreneurial Criminology

    Interventions aimed at reducing offending in England and Wales are increasingly being delivered by non-governmental organisations (third sector). This module provides students with a critical knowledge and understanding of the role of the third sector within the Criminal Justice System of England and Wales. The module also enables students to develop the skills necessary to design and manage a voluntary or non-profit organisation. For example, students will have the opportunity to develop a business plan for a third sector company or non-profit organisation. This will include the development mission statements, staffing of the business and fundraising strategies. Finally, it will provide students with the opportunity to develop their presentation skills in preparation for a graduate career.

  • ASC326 Homicide: Criminalising Death and Dying

    `Homicide: Criminalising Death and Dying¿ offers a critical exploration of homicide through a criminological lens. It assesses the cultural and legal parameters of killing by considering what constitutes homicide in contrasting contexts. The module focuses on a variety of forms of homicide, from politically motivated assassinations to corporate neglect and manslaughter. The spatial and temporal dynamics of homicide are examined with reference to debates on abortion and euthanasia. Collectively the lectures enable students to develop a comprehensive knowledge and theoretical understanding of homicide. The module explores homicide as a distinct criminological topic, whilst examining its relationship with criminology and criminal justice more broadly.

  • ASCM17 Understanding Criminological Theory

    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.