I am an ultra-realist criminologist and co-founder of the deviant leisure research network. To-date, my research has focused upon the social harms that emerge at the intersection of commodified leisure and consumer capitalism, publishing on issues around violence, gambling, consumerism, social media, tourism and environmental harm, parkour and freerunning, urban space and crime control. My research interests span the fields of criminology, leisure studies, psychoanalysis, moral and political philosophy, cultural geography and urban studies. I am currently dedicated to developing a theory of social harm rooted in a post-liberal ethics.
PhD, Sociology, Durham University
The Paradox of Parkour: An Exploration of the Deviant-Leisure Nexus in Late-Capitalist Urban Space1 Sep 2013 - 11 Jan 2018
MA, Research Methods, Durham University
Social Research Methods (Social Policy)26 Sep 2012 - 16 Sep 2013