UCL Department of Security and Crime Science


Meet our speakers - International Crime Science Conference 2023

Find out more about the speakers at the 14th International Crime Science Conference.

This conference has now been sold out. 

Plenary speakers, panel members and chairs 

Prof Kate Bowers - UCL

Kate Bowers is the current Head of Department of the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science.

Kate has worked in the field of crime science for almost 30 years, with research interests focusing on the use of quantitative methods and data analytics in crime analysis and crime prevention. Her most recent interests are predictive policing, big data approaches and the use of innovative data and data science approaches in understanding crime trends.

Prof Felia Allum - University of Bath

Felia Allum is Professor of Comparative Organised Crime and Corruption at the University of Bath.

She is the author of ‘Politicians, Camorristi and Businessmen’ (Maney Publishing, 2006), ‘The Invisible Camorra’ (Cornell University Press, 2016) and more recently, a graphic narrative with Anna Mitchell ‘Graphic narratives of organised crime, gender and power in Europe’ (Routledge, 2022). Her book ‘The Invisible Camorra’ was awarded the distinguished book award by the International division, American Society of Criminology in 2017.

In 2019, she was awarded the Jennie Lee Prize for Outstanding Teaching by the British Political Studies Association. Between 2018-2023 she was a Leverhulme Major research fellow researching women in transnational organised crime groups. Her research interests are organised crime, Italian mafias, criminal mobility, gender, crime-politics nexus, qualitative methods and life stories.

Prof Phil Williams - University of Pittsburgh, USA

Dr Phil Williams is Professor Emeritus, the University of Pittsburgh. During the last 30 years his research has focused primarily on transnational organized crime, and he has written on this in Survival, Washington Quarterly, The Bulletin on Narcotics, Scientific American, Crime Law and Social Change, and International Peacekeeping. He has also published books on national security issues.  

In addition, Dr. Williams has been a consultant to both UNODC and United States government agencies and has also given congressional testimony on organized crime. His most recent work, coedited with Michael Glass and Taylor Seybolt, is Urban Violence, Resilience and Security: Governance Responses in the Global South published by Elgar in January 2022.

He also has a forthcoming book on Organized Crime and Illicit Economies in North Africa and is currently preparing a report The Future of Organized Crime for the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. 

Dr Manja Nikolovska - UCL 

Dr. Manja Nikolovska is a Research Fellow at the Dawes Centre for Future Crime.

Her research focuses on how technological and social change can affect the future of crime. Her background is in Information Systems Science and Criminal law. Recent work includes making meaning out of social media data for future fraud prevention; examining cyber security behaviours and routine activities during disruption, deriving insights from policing the pandemic in anticipating future threats and the evolution of cyber grooming of children. She views upon the future of crime as a living organism in an ever-evolving societal and cyber ecosystem, feeding of novel or adapted situational factors that may communicate criminal opportunity.

Working closely with law enforcement and practitioners in the field drives her work with grounding that in practice, (cyber)crime prevention is “what works” to reduce it. Therefore, she attempts to approach future crime anticipation and prevention with theoretical and conceptual shapeshifting among research practices and fields that answer to prevention viability in practice.

Dr Kartikeya Tripathi - UCL

Kartikeya's interests lie in applying a mixed-methods approach to investigate questions around crime, security and terrorism. In my work I draw upon my diverse academic background in History, Law, Criminology and Crime Science.

Dr Tripathi has worked across a range of topics such as modeling deviation from security procedures by metro rail drivers (for my PhD), quantitative analysis of sexual harassment of women in India, practices used by police in developing world to geo-locate crime in informal neighbourhoods as well as my current project on cybercrime against the elderly.

Kartikeya has worked on research projects with various government and private sector organisations both in Europe and Asia, and is especially interested in applying principles of Crime Science to support capacity building in developing world.

Dr Paul McFarlane - UCL

Dr Paul McFarlane works at University College London's Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science. Paul was formerly a senior manager at New Scotland Yard for the Metropolitan Police, with three decades of experience collaborating with international law enforcement agencies to detect and disrupt the activities of transnational organised crime groups.

Paul has recently been investigating police responses to the county lines offending model in the United Kingdom as well as the links between urban drill music and group-related serious youth violence.

Prof Ben Bradford - UCL

Ben Bradford is Professor of Global City Policing at the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science, University College London, where he is also Director of the Centre for Global City Policing. His research interests include public trust, police legitimacy, cooperation and compliance in justice settings, and social identity as a factor in all these processes.

He has also published on organisational justice within police agencies, ethnic and other disparities in policing, and elements of ‘public-facing’ police work, such as neighbourhood patrol, community engagement and stop and search.

Prof Michael Levi - Cardiff University 

Michael Levi has been Professor of Criminology at Cardiff since 1991. His main work has been making sense of the linkages and differences between white-collar and organised crime and their public and private sector controls, intersecting with fraud, corruption, money laundering and terrorism locally and transnationally.

He has major lifetime and other research prizes from the British, European and American Societies of Criminology, the Tackling Economic Crime Award in the UK 2019, and the UNODC/Al Thani Corruption Research and Education prize 2020. His external roles include membership of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force, of the Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime and of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.

Dr Alys McAlpine - UCL

Alys McAlpine is a computational social scientist with over ten years of expertise in applying public health strategies to prevent violence. Her research focuses on how to disrupt the complex and dynamic systems in which individuals are recruited or coerced into exploitation or human trafficking, commonly referred to as “modern slavery”.

She is investigating the use of participatory and mixed-methods agent-based modelling for intervention development. She obtained her PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2021, funded by the ESRC. She was also an Alan Turing Institute PhD Enrichment student and Postdoc awardee.

She is currently a Wellcome Trust fellow based at University College London’s Institute for Global Health and the Jill Dando Institute for Security and Crime Science where her fellowship research focuses on prevention of modern slavery in the UK.

Peter Walker - St Giles Trust

Peter Walker is a Team Manager with the charity St Giles Trust. Peter has dedicated his career to helping those in need, particularly young people who have been affected by physical trauma and violence. As a Team Manager in the A&E departments in five hospitals in the Midlands, Peter oversees teams that work tirelessly to provide critical care and support to those in crisis. His expertise in dealing with youth violence is second to none, and he has been recognised for his innovative and effective approach to addressing this complex issue.

As a qualified Counsellor and former University Lecturer, Peter is also passionate about teaching others how to communicate with young people (in hospital settings) who have experienced physical trauma, and his insights and expertise have helped countless individuals and organisations better understand and serve this vulnerable population. He and his team remain dedicated to delivering a compassionate service, with an unwavering commitment to helping young people make correct life choices.

Dr Fola Adeyemo - University of Liverpool

Dr Folashade Adeyemo is a lecturer in Law at the University of Reading, where she teaches both Company Law and Banking Law. She is also the Co-Director for Admissions and Recruitment for the School of Law. She has published in the field of banking and financial regulation, and has specific interests in bank insolvency, whistleblower protection. Her research touches on these issues predominately from the global south perspective.

Her most recent journal article was published in the Journal of Business Law (2020), where she considers whether whistleblowers are adequately protected under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1998. Fola’s recent monograph, titled Banking Regulation in Africa: The Case of Nigeria and Other Emerging Economies was published by Routledge in 2022. The books' core jurisdiction focus is Nigeria; however, it also provides a holistic overview of the South African and Kenyan banking regulatory environments. Fola’ is currently writing her second monograph, titled Financial and Economic Crime in Africa: Regulatory Responses in Nigeria and Kenya.

Clare Gollop - National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC)

Clare is a CSE survivor who has spent over 20 years working within police and partner systems to shape responses to vulnerability, with operational and strategic experience in SOC, CT, public protection and community safety spaces.  

As the Director of the Modern Slavery Police Transformation Programme she led an uplift in police activity and increase in police expertise across England and Wales, and developed new operating capabilities inside NCA, law enforcement partners and inside Europol. As the Director of the West Midlands Violence Reduction Partnership she enabled system change across community, child protection and criminal justice partnerships and supported the development, evaluation and mainstreaming of a number of interventions to prevent youth violence.

She was recognised in the New Years Honours in 2022 for her work on behalf of victims and survivors of modern slavery and the identification and support of  vulnerable children during the pandemic. She is now a Deputy Director within National Police Chiefs Council’s Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme, which helps police forces in England and Wales and other partners strengthen the work they do to prevent harm to children. 

Parallel sessions speakers 

Prof Shane Johnson - UCL

Shane Johnson is a Professor of Future Crime. He directs the Dawes Centre for Future Crime at UCL and co-directs the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity at UCL. He has published over 150 articles, has a Chief Constable's commendation for his work on what works to reduce crime, and is a member of the Scientific Advisory boards of the UK Home Office and the Max Planck Institute.

Juliana Gomez Quintero - UCL

Juliana is an engineer and researcher in crime science and a PhD candidate in Security and Crime Science at UCL. She is researching the distribution of harm across the cocaine trade in Colombia.

Examples of previous projects include simulating coca crops, cocaine production and interventions; modelling the jurisdiction for peace of Colombia to estimate workflows and costs; and identifying future crimes enabled by the metaverse.

Dr Mariam Elgabry - Bronic

Dr. Mariam Elgabry is founder and CEO of cyber-biosecurity company Bronic. Dr. Mariam has worked across the private, public and civil society sectors around the world to offer a wide variety of bespoke services from strengthening national strategic planning to informing the impact of developments in science and technology for diverse policy environments.

Her research has been recognised by the UK Parliament Joint Committee on National Security, and has been supported by the EU, London City Hall, EPSRC, and United Nations. Dr. Mariam has a strong entrepreneurial drive and deep-tech expertise from leading award-winning projects in industrial settings, at AstraZeneca and Microsoft, and from acquiring competitive innovation funds in start-up environments.

Her effective ability to think laterally from different disciplines, approaches and viewpoints, is demonstrated by her fellowship at Yale University Law School and her doctorate between the Dawes Centre for Future Crime and the Advanced Biochemical Engineering Centre at UCL.

Prof Lewis Griffin - UCL 

Prof Lewis Griffin is a Professor of Computer Science and Departmental Tutor at UCL. His research is in Computer & Human Vision, AI & Security.

Dr Ella Cockbain - UCL

Ella is an Associate Professor in Security and Crime Science at UCL, and a visiting research fellow at Leiden University. She leads the UCL research group on human trafficking, smuggling and exploitation, and a new specialist teaching module on these topics. Her research to date has mostly focused on trafficking, child sexual exploitation and labour exploitation.

She is committed to encouraging more nuanced, evidence-informed and ethical responses to complex social phenomena. She has published extensively, including the book 'Offender and Victim Networks in Human Trafficking' (Routledge, 2018). She also writes for mainstream media outlets, particularly around misinformation. Ella has worked closely with various organisations across the public sector, civil society and industry. She previously held a ESRC ‘Future Research Leaders’ fellowship, and currently leads two major studies: one focusing on human trafficking, the other on labour market exploitation (with co-lead Chris Pósch, for the Director of Labour Market Enforcement). 

Dr Matthew Ashby - UCL

Dr Matt Ashby is a lecturer in crime science at the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science at University College London. His research focuses on crime analysis, how crime concentrates in time and space, and how police can use data to solve crime problems. Dr Ashby’s research has been funded by organisations including the College of Policing and UK Home Office.

Dr Ashby is a former police officer, has a PhD in crime science and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He teaches crime mapping and data analysis, as well as training police practitioners on problem solving.

Dr Donia Khanegi - UCL 

Donia works as a Research Fellow at the UCL Jill Dando Institute. She has an academic background in forensic and crime science, with research interests including human trafficking, drug trafficking and policy, and behaviour change.

She completed her PhD in 2022 and has since been working on a major ESRC-funded human trafficking grant. This project, which she collaborates on with a research group on human trafficking and exploitation, applies social network analysis to investigate the structure and organisation of labour trafficking offender networks in the UK.

Dr Lisa Tompson - New Zealand Institute of Security & Crime Science

Dr Lisa Tompson is a Senior Lecturer at the New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science. Prior to this spent 15 years working at the UCL Jill Dando Institute.

Her research focuses on generating and synthesising evidence that supports evidence-informed crime reduction. She has been involved in several initiatives to better understand hidden forms of crime. 

Prof T. Wing Lo - Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong

Professor T. Wing Lo is Vice-President (Research and Technology) at Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong after his retirement from City University of Hong Kong, where he was Associate Vice-President and Head of the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences. Studying criminology at Hull (MPhil) and Cambridge (PhD), he has published in Chinese triad society, gang work, drug abuse and trafficking, and crime in China.

He assisted the governments of Hong Kong, Singapore, Guangzhou and Macau in setting up outreach social work service for at-risk youth. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of Criminology, editorial board member of Youth Justice and Asian Journal of Criminology, and founding editor of the Routledge Studies in Asian Behavioral Sciences. His book, Understanding crime in villages-in-the-city in China published by Routledge, won the Asian Criminological Society Distinguished Book Award 2021.

Dr Derica Lambrechts - Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Dr Derica Lambrechts is an experienced political science lecturer, political risk analyst and organised crime expert. Her research interests include interaction between domestic non-state actors, the state, and society; organised criminal groups as a domestic non-state actor; environmental organised crime; theoretical frameworks of political risk; political security-risk; and industry specific political risk models.

She has 16 years of experience in research, teaching, and strategic policy formulation. She holds a Y2 (Promising Young Researcher) rating from the South African National Research Foundation. From 2018–2020 she served as Head of the Department at Political Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Dr Patricio Estevez-Soto - UCL

Patricio is a Lecturer at the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science, where he has taught on range of courses including organised crime, quantitative methods, research design, and crime prevention.

His research is mostly focused on crime in Mexico and Latin America and the Caribbean, on issues such as organised crime (in particular extortion), repeat victimisation, quantitative criminology, crime prevention, and the nexus between crime and public policy.

Dr Lorenzo Pasculli - UCL

Lorenzo is Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the UCL Dawes Centre for Future Crime. He is also Visiting Professor at Nebrija University Madrid.

Lorenzo's research focuses on the legal frameworks developed to counter criminal threats emerging from social and technological changes, such as globalisation, climate change or digital technologies. His approach mixes traditional doctrinal analysis with socio-legal and criminological analysis of the law. Before joining UCL Lorenzo was the Associate Head for Research of Coventry Law School and a Sessional Lecturer in Law at Imperial College London.

Daniel Joloy - Amnesty International 

Daniel Joloy is a Senior Policy Advisor at Amnesty International, where he has led the organization’s work on drug policy and human rights. Previously, he was the Advocacy Director at the Mexican Commission for the Defence and Promotion of Human Rights, a leading Mexican human rights organization in Mexico and was also the human rights advisor for the youth-led organization Espolea.

He has also collaborated with different research projects in international human rights law and international relations at the Center for Research and Teaching of Economics (CIDE). Daniel holds a B.A. in International Relations and a Masters in International Human Rights Law from Universidad Iberoamericana, and an MSc in Gender, Sexuality and Society from Birkbeck University.

Dr Jyoti Belur - UCL

Dr. Jyoti Belur qualified in Economics at the University of Mumbai where she worked as a lecturer before joining the Indian Police Service and serving as a senior police officer in the North of India.

She is an Associate Professor in Policing at the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science she has undertaken research for the UK Home Office, College of Policing, ESRC and the Metropolitan Police Service.

Aside from her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Belur has numerous published works, including over 60 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and several reports. She was awarded the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to conduct research on the topic: ‘Countering Naxal Terrorism: Police Perspectives’ in India. She is currently a member of the London Policing Ethics Panel and a member of the HMICFRS Academic Reference Group. Her research interests include policing, police training and education, evaluations, and violence against women and children.

Lauren Pearson - UC Berkeley, USA

Lauren R. Pearson is a PhD Candidate in the Geography Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her M.A. from the University College London and her B.A. from New York University. She is currently in residence at the Interdisciplinary Research Lab on Mafias and Corruption housed in the Università Federico II.

Her dissertation focuses on the phenomenon of illegally set wildfires in Sicily through an analysis of the spatial reproduction of the Cosa Nostra; the history of social, political-economic, and environmental crisis in Sicily; and the implications of Italy’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan. Her research has been supported by Trinity College's Research Grant in Modern Italian History (the “Barbieri” Grant), The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, The Berkeley-Naples Fellowship, and the Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley.

Dr Adan Silverio-Murillo - Tecnologico de Monterrey, USA

Adan Silverio Murillo is an Assistant Professor in the School of Government at Tecnologico de Monterrey. He holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on economics of crime and family economics.

His work has been published in Economics and Human Biology, Review of Economics of the Household, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Economics and Business, Crime Science, Regional Science Policy & Practice, Childhood Obesity, Economics Letters, International Journal of Conflict Management, Journal of Public Health, and Social Science & Medicine. In Mexico, he worked as Deputy Director of Econometric Analysis for the PROGRESA-Oportunidades conditional cash transfer program, Director of Quantitative Studies at the Minister of Social Development, and as Deputy General Director of Impact Evaluation at the Ministry of Social Development.

Fan Pan - University of Hong Kong

Mr Fan Pan is a postgraduate student in the Master of Social Sciences in Criminology, University of Hong Kong.

Dr Kate Gooch - University of Bath

Kate’s principal research interests are in prisons, youth justice and the criminal law, and the use of qualitative and ethnographic research methods to address criminological and socio-legal questions. After completing her doctoral research on the experiences of teenage boys in young offender institutions, she has continued to undertake ethnographic and qualitative research within prisons focusing on issues such as: violence, drugs, the illicit economy, serious and organised crime, physical restraint, self-harm and suicide, prison culture, leadership and prisoner rehabilitation.

With Professor James Treadwell, she is also actively involved in a multi-agency partnership to understand and respond to crime with prison, having previously published a Police and Crime Commissioner funded study on the topic. As part of her commitment to knowledge exchange and dialogue, she regularly presents her research as part of events organised by HMPPS, the Youth Justice Board, the Ministry of Justice, and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons. She has also given evidence to the Parliamentary Justice Select Committee and currently sits on the editorial board for the Prison Service Journal and the Incarceration Journal.

Prof James Treadwell - Staffordshire University 

James Treadwell is Professor of Criminology at Staffordshire University.  He is an noted criminological ethnographer uses participant observation ethnography and in depth interviewing as research approaches.

His books include ‘Criminological Ethnography’ (Sage) ‘Rise of the Right: English Nationalism and the Transformation of Working Class Politics’ (Policy With Simon Winlow and Steve Hall) ‘Riots and Political Protest’ (Routledge, with Simon Winlow, Steve Hall and Dan Briggs) and Football Hooliganism, Fan Behaviour and Crime: Contemporary Issues (Palgrave Macmillan, with Matt Hopkins).

He has written extensively on Drug Markets, Violent crime, Organised Crime and Crime committed by Military Veterans in Journals such as The British Journal of Criminology, Crime, Media Culture, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Deviant Behavior and the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice.

Dr Sally-Ann Ashton - Prairie View A&M University, USA

Sally-Ann is a Chartered Psychologist and international applied researcher with a focus on adolescent violent offending, child criminal exploitation, and street gangs in the UK and US.

She received an MPhil in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge in 2008, writing a long dissertation on the impact of cultural heritage programmes in prisons; an MSc in Investigative Psychology (2015) and a PhD in Psychology (2019) from the University of Huddersfield. She now works as a Research Scientist at the Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center at Prairie View A&M University in the US. 

Emilia Ziosi - University of Milan, Italy

Emilia Ziosi is a PhD student in Studies on Organized Crime at the University of Milan and was a Visiting PhD student at the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), SAS, University of London, from February 2021 to June 2022.

Her doctoral research explores the relationships that criminal groups establish with the territory in Honduras in the context of a liberal market democracy. Her research interests include the relations between organised crime, the state and civil society, as well as hybrid and criminal governance. Emilia also holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Trento, Italy, and an MSc in Organised Crime, Terrorism and Security from the University of Essex, UK.

Dr Tim McSweeney - University of Hertfordshire

Tim has been involved in local, national and international research and evaluation examining the processes and impacts of criminal justice interventions since the late 1990s. In addition to teaching and research roles in academia, he has held senior research positions within the UK Civil Service working with the Home Office (Counter-Extremism Unit) and Ministry of Justice (HM Inspectorate of Prisons).

He was one of four inaugural ADR UK Data First Research Fellows through which my recent research on ‘serious and organised crime’ was funded. Data First is a ground-breaking data-linkage initiative, led by the Ministry of Justice and funded by ADR UK, to link and enable access to de-identified administrative data from across the justice system for research purposes.

Dr Stephen Moore 

Dr Stephen Moore is a former Merseyside Police officer. He joined the police after reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University. In 2020 Stephen completed doctoral studies at University College London, where he is now an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Security and Crime Science. He is also a graduate of the Cabinet Office Public Sector Leaders Scheme and the F.B.I National Academy.

During his police service, Stephen worked in various policing roles addressing organised criminality. He retired from policing in 2009 as Detective Chief Superintendent in charge of Merseyside Police’s strategic response to gun and gang crime. Since leaving the police, Stephen has acted as an expert advisor to numerous crime reduction programmes. 

Louise Calvey - Safer Foundations

Louise Calvey is an Independent Refugee & Asylum Specialist who works across the UK Refugee sector in service delivery and safeguarding, and she’s led teams working across Hotels, in Asylum crisis casework, refugee resettlement and led the airport welcome of Afghan refugees in operation Pitting.

Dr Waqas Tufail - Leeds Beckett University

Dr Waqas Tufail is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Leeds Beckett University. His research interests concern the policing, racialisation and criminalisation of marginalised and minority communities and the lived experiences of Muslim minorities.

Much of his work focuses on Islamophobia, media representations of Muslims and the societal impact of racialised moral panics on criminal justice and social policy and the implications this has for anti-racism. He serves on the board of the International Sociological Association Research Committee on Racism, Nationalism, Indigeneity and Ethnicity and is co-editor of Media, Crime and Racism (Palgrave Macmillan).

Sergi Bray - UCL

Sergi Bray is a final-year PhD candidate at UCL studying under Prof. Shane Johnson and Dr. Sandy Schumann as part of the first cohort of UCL’s CDT for Cybersecurity. His topic of research is mitigation of deepfake harm, and he holds a MSc in Computer Science from UCL and a MA (Oxon) in Classics from The Queen’s College, University of Oxford.

Prof Michele Riccardi - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Michele Riccardi is Deputy Director of Transcrime and Adjunct Professor of Financial and Business information analysis at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and of Risk Assessment Methods at the University of Palermo. He is also teaching Money laundering and Developing Countries at the ASERI.

His research focuses on organised crime, money laundering, financial crime. In this domain, he has coordinated or contributed to national and international research projects, and has authored numerous publications. He is member of experts’ groups of the European Commission on money laundering and asset recovery issues, of the United Nations on illicit financial flows measurement and of the Italian Ministry of economy and finance. He has been consultant of FATF/GAFI, World Bank and IADB on money laundering issues. He holds a PhD in Criminology, a MSc in Accounting and Financial Economics (with Distinction) at the University of Essex (UK) and a MA in International Relations (Cum Laude) at the Università Cattolica (Italy).

Jemima Murray - Home Office

Jemima heads the anti fraud team in the Home Office and recently launched the Government’s Fraud Strategy. 

Prof Nicholas Ryder - Cardiff University

With an international reputation for excellence in policy-oriented research in financial crime, Nic has played advisory roles both nationally and internationally.  My research has attracted funding (£2.1m) from InnovateUK, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the City of London Police Force, the Royal United Services Limited, The Alan Turing Institute, ICT Wilmington Risk & Compliance, the France Telecom Group and the European Social Fund. He created edits Routledge's Law of Financial Crime Series.  

Collectively, he has published five monographs, edited books, over 50 articles in internationally recognised journals and has contributed towards two REF Impact Case Studies in 2014 and 2021.  Beyond academia, he has delivered numerous counter-terrorism financing training seminars for multiple financial crime stakeholders including Cepol, Europol, EUROMED Police, NATO and several multinational telecommunication and financial services companies.