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Anna is a part time Research Fellow working alongside Professor Miranda Horvath. She is a full time PhD candidate (scholarship) at the University of Portsmouth, focusing on voluntary resignations from the police service in England and Wales. Previously, Anna has worked in various contractual research positions as well as in Probation Services.
Anna has an undergraduate degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice (first class honours, 2018) that she obtained from De Montfort University as well as a masters in Organised Crime, Terrorism and Security (distinction, 2021) that she obtained from the University of Suffolk.
In 2018, Anna worked as part of a team that wrote the report 'The Importance of Narrative in Responding to Hate Incidents Following 'Trigger' Events', published by Tell Mama. This report was based off Anna's undergraduate dissertation 'Hate as a response to terror. The Westminster terror attack: 22nd March 2017'. Her post-graduate thesis, 'Are gang injunctions effective as a method of preventing county lines activity/criminality?' was a pathways project with Essex police force.