He was appointed in October 2017 having spent three years as a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Hull. While at Hull he was involved in teaching Criminology programmes in both Hull and Hong Kong, and supervised a number of PhD students. He joined Hull in early 2015, having spent 12 months working as as a Post-Doctoral Research Scholar at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford.
He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from the University of Hull.
His research specialisms include: