The use of optimisation models for the prevention of wildlife poaching
Mres Biosystematics (Imperial College & the Natural History Museum, London).
BSc (Hons) Ecology & Conservation (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge).
Contract Researcher and Administrator, TRAFFIC International, Cambridge.
Researcher on the history of medicine, St John's College, Cambridge.
I AM ORIGINALLY FROM...
A curious hybrid from Essex and Cambridge.
WHY I APPLIED TO THE SECURITY SCIENCE DTC
I applied to the Security Science DTC because of the exciting opportunity
to apply the latest crime science techniques in preventing environmental
and other organised crime. I am thrilled at being a part of this new, challenging and
multidisciplinary research programme.
My main research interests focus upon applying criminology theory and crime science techniques to address a broad range of environmental crime problems. This includes developing agent-based models, crime scripts, and utilising social network analysis and situational crime prevention methods. I am also interested in the links between environmental and other violent and nonviolent crimes.
WHAT I DO WHEN I'M NOT STUDYING
Music (guitar and piano), hiking, surfing (badly), travelling.
MY CAREER ASPIRATIONS
I would like to continue as a researcher within an academic and/or professional setting.
WHAT KIND OF PARTNER ORGANISATION I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AND WHAT I'D LIKE FROM THEM
I would greatly welcome the opportunity to collaborate with organisations that address environmental and other organised crimes, particularly from an intelligence perspective. I would also be very grateful for gaining access to this kind of sensitive data for my PhD research, which would enable me to develop useful evidence-based solutions to a wide range of organised crime issues.
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
Organised the National Environmental Crime Conference, 17th April 2012, The Wellcome Trust, London.
1st ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques (Agent-Based-Modelling in the Social Sciences); University of Vienna, 11th-18th February 2012