I began my academic career at Keele University, joining in 1995 as a junior lecturer and leaving as Professor of Criminology in 2011. Since joining Liverpool University I have worked with colleagues across the Faculty, with the International Criminology Research Unit, and with the Risk, Security and Crime Research Cluster. My research focus lies in comparative criminology, particularly international crime history; desistence studies; and longitudinal studies of offending. Funding from the AHRC, ESRC, Wellcome Trust, The Leverhulme Trust, Nuffield Foundation, the British Academy, and other funders, has allowed me to build a team of established academics who work on digital histories, longitudinal studies of crime and imprisonment, the history of health, and resistance from offending. I have supervised twenty doctoral students, and welcome applications to work with colleagues at doctoral, and post-doctoral level in the future.
- University Lead for N8 Policing Partnership
- School of Law and Social Justice Impact Lead