I am Professor of Criminology at the University of Huddersfield and have worked within the field of community safety and criminology since 1998.

I was appointed Reader in Criminology and Deputy Director of the Applied Criminology Centre in 2010. I joined the Applied Criminology Centre (University of Huddersfield) in 2005, following three years as a Senior Consultant for Nacro and one year as a Senior Research Fellow at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science.

My recent research projects include managing a prestigious Home Office project to update the evidence base on the impact of residential design on crime and working with Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council to develop planning guidance specific to crime prevention through environmental design.

I have published extensively on the subject of designing out crime and in 2013 I published Crime Prevention through Housing Design.