I am a current student at the University of Oxford (St Hilda’s College) reading for the M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice. My intended research will focus on investigating the experiences of male victims of Intimate Partner Violence (I.P.V.) from the Gay, Bisexual and Trans community and in evaluating the response of government institutions and stakeholders in conceptualising and responding to the issue. I aim to draw on a wide range of previous Intimate Partner Violence scholarship and hope to understand how male on male I.P.V. in the gay, bisexual and trans community could potentially challenge traditional heterosexual understandings of violence and gender. Broadly my research interests focus on the use of criminal law and policy to shape public understandings of acceptable sex, sexuality and sexual conduct, including areas such as pornography and Prostitution.
Prior to attending Oxford, I earned my L.L.B. in Law at the University of Edinburgh where I was obtained First Class Honours. During my studies I also was awarded the Prestigious McClintock Prize in Criminology for the best performance in a criminological subject across the entire honours student cohort. Whilst studying at Edinburgh I also had the opportunity to work as a research assistant on several academic projects including acting as a junior researcher as part of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom’s 2017 Media Pluralism monitor. In addition, I have acted as a part of a volunteer research group to collaborate with artists and theatre makers to investigate experiences of discrimination and hate crime within the L.G.B.T.Q. + community.