WHO I AM
I’m a creative and talented researcher with an interest and fascination that lies at the nexus of psychology and criminology.
I recently completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge in which my thesis focused on integrating individual differences alongside situational factors to better understand criminal decision-making. Specifically, I examined how trait self-control, state affect, and more cognitive factors such as risk appraisal influenced criminal decision-making.
In addition to my own research, I have initiated several collaborations. For example, I was able to lend my methodological expertise to help design experimental and data collection protocols to isolate and assess the unique effects of a game-based intervention targeting the spread of misinformation and online extremism. I remain close with the Cambridge Social Decision-making Lab.
I have always been passionate about injecting psychological insights into criminological theory and applying this in the real world by working in tandem with practitioners on the ground. For example, using data collected through interviews and extensive literature reviews, I managed a project evaluating the impact of a community driven program that sought to positively influence the lives of at-risk youth. The results of which were delivered alongside future recommendations to program leaders and key external stakeholders. Additionally, during my undergraduate years I conducted independent research with a local probation office to establish an evidence-based risk assessment that was consequently used by the office.
Feel free to contact me to discuss the research topics you’re interested in and to find out more about the work I do. I am currently available for remote guest lectures or presentations as well as collaborations.