I am the Course Leader for the BSc (hons) Criminology and Cybercrime full time camnpus based undergraduate degree and a Lecturer in Cybercrime. My PhD completed here at the University of Portsmouth explored the impact and effectivenss of using social media based publicity appeals in the search for missing persons. I am a member of Centre for the Study of Missing Persons and the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic. I recieved by Bachelors of Science in Psychology from DePaul University (Chicago, Illinois) in 2011 where I focused on community psychology and substance misuse. I then completed my MSc in Criminology and Psychology from the University of Portsmouth where I analysed the importance of recovery capital in recovery using an Ego-Network approach. I also sit across the deparmental and faculty ethics comittee and am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 

Research interests

  • Cyberpsychology 
  • Social media 
  • Social network analysis
  • Trolling online and Cyberbullying 
  • Missing people 
  • Safeguarding online 
  • Misiniformation

Teaching responsibilities

Module Coordination 

  • Cyberspace, Subcultures and Online Deviance (Level 4)
  • Cybercrime Clinic Life Module (Level 5) 
  • Research Methods and Research Ethics (Level 7)
  • Research Methods (Level 7) 

Seminar Tutor:

  • Criminal Justice (Level 4)
  • Psychology for Criminologists (Level 4)
  • Introduction to Digital Forensics (Level 4)
  • Cyberlaw Governance and Human Rights (Level 5)
  • Cybercrime Clinic (Level 5)
  • Researching Criminology (Level 5)
  • Dissertation Supervision (Undergraduate) 
  • Dissertation Supervision (Postgraduate)