I am a lecturer in criminology at Edinburgh Napier University. I completed my PhD in 2014 under the supervision of Professor Nick Fyfe at the University of Dundee. This focused on anti-social behaviour in rural Scotland. During my PhD I was seconded into the Police Reform team where I completed research on partnership working. I subsequently completed a post-doc at the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Sheffield which explored police custody in England and Wales before taking up my current post in August 2015.