I am currently working as a Research Fellow in the Ethical Practice in Policing Project at the Centre for Policing Research and Learning.
I have also worked as a lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London and University of Girona. I've taught modules on criminology, surveillance studies and sociology.
I have been a researcher since 2008 working on a number of projects across Europe and Internationally. These have included diverse subjects namely: examining the implications of DNA testing to prove parental relations; maternal and infant healthcare practices in sub-Saharan Africa; prison inmates perspectives around the use of DNA technology in criminal investigations.
From 2006-2009 I completed a B.A. Degree in Sociology (University of Minho, Portugal) and between 2010-2011 I did a Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology at the Law School, University of Porto. I submitted my PhD in 2015 and my thesis is titled Criminal identification technologies: trajectories, uses and practices through different perspectives.
My research interests are mainly in the domain of criminal justice, policing, surveillance and penology. More specifically, I am interested in criminal identification practices (ie. biometric technologies) and their consequences in everyday contexts.
I hold a growing interest in professional standards and their relation to police ethics.
Find your personal contacts including your tutor and student support team:Your contacts
For help and support relating to the University's computing resources:Computing Guide Computing Helpdesk
For information, advice and guidance on using the library, referencing styles or finding journals, ebooks and articles for your assignments:Library help and support