James achieved a BSc in Policing and an MA in Policing and Criminal Justice at Canterbury Christ Church University whilst working full time as a police officer in London. He served for just less than 29 years in the Metropolitan Police Service at three ranks with over half the service being in dedicated roads policing, retiring in September 2016.

He started his full-time PhD study at Loughborough Design School in April 2017 with funding from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership and the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust. His research interests include road safety and policing.

James has many years of experience in a policing context. He has specialised in roads policing. As a roads policing officer he undertook forensic collision reconstruction and vehicle examination. He has experience in enforcement implementation and large scale operations. His final role was working directly with Transport for London on the management of large scale central London events and traffic management.

Title of thesis: Targeting Road Injury Prevention.

James is examining a new method of identifying target groups of the drivers culpable for causing death and serious injury collisions on the roads. Previous research includes the criminal histories of drug driving offenders.

Supervisors: Dr Jo Barnes, Dr Emily Petherick, Professor Andrew Morris.