My research agenda centres on histories of crime and justice in the nineteenth century. Through digital analysis, and the use of a range of interdisciplinary social research techniques to recreate the lives, families, and neighbourhoods of Victorian offenders, my work uses historical data to inform contemporary criminal justice policy.
I was appointed as Lecturer in the Department in 2016, and prior to this, I was postdoctoral researcher on two leading digital crime history projects: Digital Panopticon: The Global Impact of London's Punishments, 1780-1925 (AHRC), and After Care: Youth Justice and its Impacts, 1855-1925 (Leverhulme). I'm keen to develop collaborations and take on postgraduate supervision in the following areas: Crime History, Big Data, Young Offenders and Youth Justice, Crime and the Life Course, and Digital Humanities.
- Fellow (Higher Education Academy 2013)