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I joined Kingston University in July 2022 as a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. I previously worked as a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Nottingham Trent University (between 2015 and 2020), where I led the postgraduate Criminology MA course and delivered taught modules on drug and alcohol-related crime, drug policy reform, and situational crime prevention.
Immediately prior to joining Kingston, I was Policy Lead at the London-based charity, Release, which is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law in the UK. As part of this role, I published a number of policy papers, policy responses, and MP Briefings evidencing the need for drug policy reform in the UK, including national reports analysing COVID-19 drug purchasing trends and social equity models of cannabis reform in North America. My experience in the third sector has given me an excellent understanding of how policies are created and of the barriers to change. Through my work I campaign against racial inequity in drug law enforcement and stigmatisation faced by people who use drugs.
I conduct both quantitative and qualitative research on alcohol and drug-related harm and have evaluated police-led drug diversion schemes, shop theft interventions, violence trends and causes, and harm-reduction initiatives at music festivals.
Senior Lecturer in Criminology
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