Oliver Fitton

Lecturer in Criminology, PhD student

Research Overview

I focus on the challenges and opportunities that new technologies create for policing. I am a former police officer: a qualified Detective Constable, Tier Three Witness Interviewer, Specialist Child Abuse Investigator, and Digital Media Investigator. As a result, I am driven to deliver teaching and research that has a tangible impact on criminal investigations and the protection of the public.

My research including my PhD thesis has focused on the ways in which we think about emerging threats and mobilise responses to those threats. I have published work on maritime cyber security, mobile technologies, and the Gray Zone between war and peace.