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Matt Ashby

matthew ashby

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)


Matt Ashby is a lecturer in criminology who joined NTU in September 2015. He teaches on the BA (Hons) Criminology course and conducts research, mainly on the role of places in shaping crime and on transport crime.

Career overview

Matt Ashby is a former police officer and police intelligence researcher.

Research areas

Matt Ashby's research focuses on how the environment and characteristics of places influence crime, crime on public transport networks and police activity.

Sponsors and collaborators

Matt Ashby has worked on research projects with the British Transport Police, the National Crime Agency and Barnardo's.

Press expertise

  • Crime prevention
  • Crime on public transport
  • Crime analysis
  • How crime concentrates in time and space
  • Police tactics
  • Metal theft