Honours and distinctions:
I hold a PhD in Sociology (2014), with specialisation in Criminology, from the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex. My research specialism is in organised crime studies and comparative criminal justice. I have published extensively in renowned peer-review journals in criminology on topics related to Italian mafias both in Italy and abroad as well as on policing strategies against organised crime across states. I specialise on mobility of the Calabrian 'ndrangheta in Australia, Canada and North America more generally and I am developing expertise on port security and countering of cocaine trade.