I joined the Centre for Cybercrime and Economic Crime (CCEC) in 2023. Prior to that, I was a Research Associate in the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic (now part of CCEC) for 6 years.


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.

I have previously worked as a police trainer for Dorset Police on the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme, and have had research or project management roles on various 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 was the operational manager for the national police subject access (PNC) service and also wrote national freedom of information advice on behalf of ACPO and ACPOS.

I joined the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2017 as a Research Associate in the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic, working on projects relating to cybercrime awareness for young people, older adults and small and medium organisations, and on the ORPHEUS project, which focuses on alternative forms of online & offline prevention of violent extremism. My current role is as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Cybercrime and Economic Crime.


Research interests

My research interests include:

  • Improving the efficacy of cybercrime awareness education and training
  • Protecting individuals against the persuasive messaging used by cybercriminals
  • Supporting young people to build their resilience to online ideological grooming by extremist groups
  • Protecting users against online disinformation, misinformation and “fake news”
  • The cybercrime awareness and experiences of older adults