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Biography I am a lecturer in criminology at Edinburgh Napier University, an associate director of the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research, and one of the leads of the Border Zemiologies thematic group at the University of Oxford's Border Criminologies network. I am also a member of Napier's Centre for Conservation and Restoration Science and of the Migration and Mobilities Research Network, and an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My research examines the social harms linked to processes of borderisation, that is, the performance and enforcement of international borders, with a particular focus on its impact on border communities. In my work I seek to further develop the emerging discipline of zemiology as a tool to analyse the wider impact of border policies, but also to advance critical approaches towards states’ roles in constructing and addressing social problems more in general. I have a particular interest in environmental harms, and I am currently leading a research project on raptor persecution in Scotland.

I studied for my BA(Hons) in Criminal Justice (Probation Studies) at the University of Essex, and hold an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a PhD in Law from the University of Edinburgh.
Research Interests Border harms; zemiology; migration; transnational criminology; environmental harms; wildlife crime