I am a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Criminology, in the Department of Applied Criminology and Forensic Studies, which I joined in August 2018. I received my PhD in Research Sociology from the University of Winchester in July 2018, which was an ethnography of steroid-using subcultures in gyms in South-West England. I also hold an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Psychology from the University of Portsmouth’s Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Portsmouth Law School.
Areas of expertise
- Drug use
- Drugs in sport
- Ethnographic / Subcultural research
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Masculinities and Gender
National / International
Reflexivity, Emotional Edgework and ‘Hidden Ethnography’ Observing Steroid Users in Gym Environments in South-West England. British Society of Criminology Conference 2018, Subcultural Research stream.
Embodying Identity: Body Capital Amongst Gym-Going Subcultures in the Age of Social Media. British Sociological Association Conference 2018, Sport and Health stream.
Embodying Conspicuous Consumption: The Rising Use of Image-Enhancing Drugs Amongst Young People. The Australian Sociological Association Conference 2017, Gender Studies stream.
Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs and Adverse Health Events: Ethnographic Findings. BSA Medical Sociology South-West Group Conference 2018
Variable Archetypes of Masculinities within Gym-Going Subcultures and Gym Spaces: An Ethnographic Exploration. University of Winchester Centre for Gender Studies Spring Symposium 2018
Illicit Health? The Use of Performance- and Image-Enhancing Drugs (PIEDs) as an Alternative to the General Practitioner: An Ethnographic Study. BSA Medical Sociology Scottish Group Conference 2017
Harm-Reduction for Performance and Image Enhancing Drug Users: A Proposal. University of Winchester Postgraduate Research Symposium 2017Staff Directory