About me

I’m a lecturer at the University of Derby, where I teach social science research methods. I specialise in quantitative and spatial analysis. Previously I worked on the “Long-term impacts of ‘Thatcherism’: crime, politics and inequality” project.

I have a PhD in human geography. You can read the manuscript or view the source code.

I write R and Python code to analyse spatial and non-spatial data sets. I am the author of rakeR, an R package for simulating spatial data. You can see some of my other code projects on GitHub.

As well as the tutorials here my stats101 website might also be useful if you want an introduction to statistics (written with Python).

Education

I have a PhD in human geography from the University of Sheffield (2018). My thesis is, ‘A Spatial Microsimulation Analysis of Health Inequalities and Health Resilience’. You can read the manuscript or view the source code. I was supervised by Professors Dimitris Ballas and Liddy Goyder, with support from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, especially Laurie Mott.

  • PhD in human geography from the University of Sheffield (2017)

  • MA with distinction in social research from the University of York (2010)

  • BA (Hons) in Sociology from the University of York (2005)

Current role

I am currently a lecturer in policing (research methods) at the University of Derby in the Department of Criminology and Social Sciences. I previously worked on the Long-term impacts of 'Thatcherism': crime, politics and inequality project.

Publications

You can see my publications on my ORCiD profile.

Code

Teaching

I convene the following modules:

  • 2020-21 6CJ996 Dissertation (Professional Policing), University of Derby

  • 2020-21 5CJ578 Problem solving models and theories (Professional Policing), University of Derby

I have been module convenor for:

  • 2019-20 5CJ578 Problem solving models and theories (Professional Policing), University of Derby

  • 2019-20 5SL520 Statistics (Sociology), University of Derby

I have taught on the following modules and courses:

  • 2018-19 LAW225/353 Analysing Crime Data, University of Sheffield

  • 2016-17 ESRA Summer School, University of the Aegean, Lesvos

  • 2016-17 GEO358 - European field class, Lesvos, University of Sheffield

  • 2016-17 GEO358 - Website design, University of Sheffield

  • 2016-17 Social Science joint faculty interdisciplinary module, University of Sheffield

  • 2016-17 GEO6016 - Data, visualisation and GIS (Masters), University of Sheffield

  • 2016-16 FCS650 - Quantitative methods (PhD), University of Sheffield

  • 2015-16 GEO358 - European field class, Lesvos, University of Sheffield

  • 2015-16 GEO358 - Website design, University of Sheffield

  • 2015-16 GEO252 - European field class, Lesvos, University of Sheffield

  • 2015-16 Social Science joint faculty interdisciplinary module, University of Sheffield

  • 2015-16 FCS650 - Quantitative methods (PhD), University of Sheffield

  • 2014-15 Social Science joint faculty interdisciplinary module, University of Sheffield

  • 2014-15 FCS650 - Quantitative methods (PhD), University of Sheffield

  • 2014-15 Spatial microsimulation in R, GeoTalisman, University of Leeds

  • 2014-15 Introductory spatial microsimulation in R, GeoTalisman, University of Cambridge

  • 2014-15 Introduction to spatial analysis in R, GeoTalisman, University of Leeds

  • 2010-11 Statistics with SPSS, University of York