I am member of the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice, and collaborate with both cities@manchester and methods@manchester.
I am particularly interested in five broad areas of research:
- interpersonal violence (with a focus on gender and domestic abuse),
- urban communities, space and the unequal geography of crime,
- gangs and youth crime
- comparative crime prevention practice and policy
- quantitative modelling for crime research
Currently, I am leading a ESRC project to apply machine learning techniques to the prediction of domestic violence risk. I am also part of an interdisciplinary ESRC project aiming to develop an applied predictive model to identify vulnerable points in the food supply chain of meat distribution. Other minor projects I am involved in at the moment focus on the geography of disorder perceptions and the survey measurement of gangs. Increasingly I am fascinated by data science applications in the policing environment.