I am working across Age of Wonder, JU:MP, and establishing the Bradford Centre for Qualitative Research (CQR) to embed qualitative research in the work here at BIB. I have recently completed my PhD in criminology at Manchester Metropolitan University where I undertook an ethnographic exploration of rugby union as a vehicle for supporting Positive Youth Development within the youth justice system. My thesis is a critical interrogation of how masculine discourse found in sport and youth justice, can interact within the context of sports based youth justice programs to inhibit sports potential to encourage asset development. Prior to and alongside my PhD I achieved a Bsc in sports coaching and development and an MRes in Education at the University of Gloucestershire and have worked in sport development roles for organisations including Huddersfield Giants and Volunteering Matters. Most recently I have been involved in research projects involving youth offending institutions and police forces on behalf of the Ministry of Justice, and adult prisons on behalf of the University of Glasgow. My research interests include youth development, violence and masculinities, and sport criminology.