School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
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Subject Areas: Criminology and Policing
Research associate in policing and criminal investigation. Specialist areas include:
He is research active and a member of the ‘UCLan Policing Research Team’
Nathan completed his PhD in Policing at the UCLan and has subsequently been taken on as a researcher in policing. He is currently a research associate at the University, whilst assisting in the delivery of research methods. His study background includes an undergraduate LLB in Law, an MSc in Counter Terrorism, and a PhD examining victim engagement with the police. He has completed numerous research projects in partnership with Lancashire Constabulary alongside his studies and as part of the UCLan-Lancashire Constabulary research team secondment. Previous projects have covered a variety of topics, including: community engagement with the police; domestic abuse victim engagement with the police investigation; analysing domestic abuse, burglary and violent crime victim satisfaction; and understanding mental health demand.
In July 2018 Nathan co-authored an article on The Conversation about reality TV normalising domestic abuse and how the Criminal Justice System are expected to enforce laws to protect vulnerable people, entitled ‘Love Island and other reality TV shows are helping to normalise domestic abuse’.
Nathan co-wrote a further article in August 2019 about predicting where harm is most likely to strike, entitled ‘What’s the most dangerous day of the year? Watch out on these ones’
Birdsall, N., Kirby, S., & McManus, M. (2017). Police-victim engagement in building a victim empowerment approach to intimate partner violence cases. Police Practice and Research, 18(1), 75-86.