I am a lecturer in Cybercrime and in the process of completing my PhD at the University of Portsmouth. I received my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from DePaul University (Chicago, Illinois) in 2011 where I focused on community psychology and substance misuse. Following this I completed my MSc in Criminology and Psychology from the University of Portsmouth where I analysed the importance of recovery capital in recovery using an Ego-Network approach.
In my PhD studies here at the University of Portsmouth, I am assessing the impact and effectiveness of using social media-based publicity appeals in the search for missing persons. My research focuses on using web scraping methods in assessing differences between Facebook and Twitter and exploring related factors to engage with publicity appeals on social media platforms.
Becoming a member of the Centre for the Study of Missing Persons and the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic
Working on completing my PhD at the University of Portsmouth