I am a PhD student within the Department of Sociology, University of Essex. My current research focuses on understanding opposition to state surveillance practices in the UK. In doing so, I focus on the UKs recently passed Investigatory Powers Act, exploring the range of voices opposing the Act, the core concerns expressed and what is envisaged for the future of state surveillance in the UK.
This research is funded via a studentship from the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South East (CHASE).
Prior to returning to Essex to undertake my PhD, I also completed an MA in Sociological Research here in 2013 and a BA in Applied Psychology and Sociology at the University of Brighton in 2010. I also previously worked in the non-profit sector, as part of a government funded research team focused on improving safety, capability and innovation of the UKs rail sector.
Current Teaching Responsibilities:
SC104 Introduction to Crime, Law and Society