Tim’s main research and teaching interests are youth crime and youth justice. He has been in post at the University of Bedfordshire since 2010, having previously worked as a policy officer for a national charity and a youth justice social worker in a number of local authorities. Between 2015–2017, he was seconded full time to the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England as Principal Policy Officer (Youth Justice).
Tim is currently deputy director of the Vauxhall Centre for the Study of Crime; co co-editor of Safer Communities journal; and on the editorial board of Youth Justice Journal and Child and Family Law Quarterly. He is Deputy Chair of the National Association for Youth Justice.