Biography

I lecture at the University of Portsmouth’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ). Prior to this, I served for nearly 20 years in the UK police service, most recently as a detective specializing in criminal investigations. I am involved in a range of research and teaching activities within economic crime, organised crime and criminology.

My research focuses on illicit offshore finance, corporate transparency, and anti-money laundering control. I am intrigued with money laundering: understanding its criminal characteristics, the methods money launderers use, and how governments and regulatory bodies attempt to control it.

Qualifications

  • Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society, 2001.
  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, University of Sussex, 2003.
  • Associate of The Royal Photographic Society, 2017.
  • Accredited Counter Fraud Technician, University of Portsmouth, 2018.
  • Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist, University of Portsmouth, 2018.
  • MSc Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption, University of Portsmouth, 2019.
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2019.
  • Associate Fellow of Advance HE, 2021.

I am currently completing my PhD by prior publication, which focuses on secrecy and the challenges of combating economic crime.

ResearchGate profile

Research Interests

  • Economic crime.
  • Anti-money laundering control.
  • Offshore finance.
  • Money laundering and tax evasion.
  • Tax havens.
  • Beneficial ownership transparency.
  • Fraud investigation.
  • Organised crime.
  • Financial investigations into wildlife crime.
  • Forensic imaging techniques in criminal investigations.

I welcome proposals for research supervision in the above subject areas.

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach and assess the following modules:

  • Economic Crime and Fraud Examination.
  • Money Laundering.
  • The Development of Counter Fraud.
  • Understanding Criminology.
  • Essential Skills for Criminologists.
  • Criminal Justice.
  • Policing: Communities, Intelligence and Information.
  • Policing: Law, Policy and Practice.
  • Organised Crime.
  • Intelligence Analysis.
  • Managing Intelligence.
  • Management of Criminal Investigations.

Media Availability

I have made media appearances on radio and for national television, and am available to speak on areas of economic crime and policing.