As Associate Professor, I am a recognised expert on the formation of international criminal laws to undermine organized and financial crime. An authority on the criminogenic nature of small island states, my PhD analysed the dichotomy between confiscation and secrecy laws in tackling financial crime. My thesis is a best-selling, paper-back monograph. Passionate about collecting primary data in the field, I am adept at conducting and interpreting discrete interviews with high-level law enforcement officers at the national, regional and international planes. Empirical research enables me to analyse the reality of international crime control policies, transposed at the national level. With reference to historical works, field data helps us make sense of how organized crime shapes society and policy changes at the international level. I am available to supervise MPhils and PhDs on organized and financial crime.
In 2009 I undertook a placement with the Crime Expert at the UNODC Lao PDR field office, and have previously attended the UNTOC CoP, Vienna. In 2015 & 2017 I was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Cambridge Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL). I have previously delivered research to bodies including Parliamentary Committees, Western Union, regional and national law enforcement agencies, the Ministry of Justice in Jamaica, and the UNODC in Lao PDR. I have been an expert discussant at numerous NGO closed meetings, on shell companies, drugs and firearms trafficking, financial crime and strategic tax litigation.