I am about to begin reading for a PhD in criminology, focusing on cultural criminology and mechanisms of border control. I was awarded distinctions for my coursework and for my dissertation at MSc level. My first degree is in Law but I am comfortable with writing on most aspects of social science. I am also confident with reading in most Latin-root languages. I love doing research and writing; the whole process of hewing and crafting a piece of work and shaping and polishing it into its final form gives me great satisfaction. In my spare time, I’m an avid rock climber and hiker – I am hoping to tackle Snowdonia’s Llanberis Pass next summer!