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50-word bio

Dr Matt Ashby is a lecturer in crime science at the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science at University College London. His work focuses on crime analysis, how crime concentrates in time and space, and how to use data to solve crime problems. He is a former police officer.

100-word bio

Dr Matt Ashby is a lecturer in crime science at the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science at University College London. His research focuses on crime analysis, how crime concentrates in time and space, and how police can use data to solve crime problems. Dr Ashby’s research has been funded by organisations including the College of Policing and UK Home Office.

Dr Ashby is a former police officer, has a PhD in crime science and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He teaches crime mapping and data analysis, as well as training police practitioners on problem solving.

200-word bio

Dr Matt Ashby is a lecturer in crime science at the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science at University College London. His research focuses on crime analysis, how crime concentrates in time and space, and how police can use data to solve crime and disorder problems. Dr Ashby’s research has been funded by the College of Policing, UK Home Office and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

He is a former police officer and has a PhD in crime science from UCL, as well as being a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He teaches crime mapping and data analysis, as well as running applied training courses on crime analysis and problem solving for police officers and staff.

Dr Ashby maintains the Crime Open Database of open crime data from large cities in the United States, which allows researchers to understand patterns of crime at small spatial and temporal scales across multiple different environments. He is also the author of the Stop and Search in London series of quarterly reports on how police use their search powers in the capital. He runs the CrimPapers service that alerts researches to new articles in criminology and criminal justice journals.

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