Centre for Counter Fraud Studies


Staff associated with Centre

  • Professor Mark Button, Director
    Mark has an interest in the policing of fraud, counter fraud strategies, scams and the victims of fraud and has undertaken research for the NHSCFSMS, NFSA and ACPO related to this subject amongst others.
  • Professor Lisa Jack, Convenor, Food Fraud Group
    Lisa is interested in applying forensic accounting and management control to issues of fraud within food supply networks.
  • Dean Blackbourn, Senior Lecturer
    Dean is interested in insurance fraud, staff fraud and victims of fraud.
  • Professor Becky Milne, Professor of Forensic Psychology
    Becky is an expert in interviewing and has taken an interest in fraud investigators and their interviewing standards.
  • Dr Francis Pakes, Reader
    Francis is interested in the psychology of fraud and insurance fraud.
  • Dr Andrea Shawyer, Senior Lecturer
    Andrea Shawyer is also interested in the interviewing standards of fraud investigators, particularly those focused upon benefits fraud.
  • Dr David Shepherd, Senior Research Associate
    David Shepherd is interested in counter fraud, corruption and is working on a project with Prof Mark Button and led by Dr Victoria Wang for the EPSRC relating to open data
  • Dr Victoria Wang, Senior Lecturer on Security and Cybercrime
    Victoria is interested in various kinds of cyber-enabled fraud; and information security related fraudulent activities, especially those related to organisational data.
  • Mr Branislav Hock
    Branislav is interested in the effectiveness of international anti-corruption legislation and its extraterritorial enforcement.
  • Dr Alison Wakefield
    Alison is Chair of the Security Institute and has had a longstanding interest in corporate security.
  • Mr Chris Lewis (CBE)
    Is a former senior researcher in the Home Office who has worked on a number of research projects relating to fraud, including fraud victims and measuring the real cost of staff fraud.

Current and Past Research Students

  • Musa Bala, conducting research on preventing corruption in the Nigerian public sector.
  • David Clark conducting research on cultures and fraud
  • Junhyoung Lee, conducting research on the insider threat to organisations relating to industrial espionage
  • Jesse Ngari conducting research on money laundering in Kenya
  • Peter Stiernstedt, conducting research on the perception of corruption.
  • Gavin Williamson conducting research on civil fraudsters.
  • Dr Graham Baldock successfully explored The application of Western norms in relation to corruption
  • Dr Stephen Evans successfully explored Victim inequality and offender impunity : the asymmetric outcomes of motor insurance fraud
  • Dr Michael Gilbert successfully explored Tackling fraud in UK central government : a review of the legal powers, skills and regulatory environment
  • Dr Nicholas Gilmore successfully explored Preventing money laundering: a test of situational crime prevention theory.
  • Dr Mohamed Mudzamir  successfully explored Countering fraud in the insurance industry : a case study of Malaysia
  • Dr David Shepherd successfully explored Complicit silence : organisations and their response to occupational fraud
  • Dr Joon Bae Suh successfully explored Financial industry security : managing occupational fraud risk in South Korean banking institutions
  • Dr Martin Tunley successfully explored Uncovering the iceberg: mandating the measurement of fraud
  • Dr Carl Watson successfully explored Information and intelligence sharing in the fight against fraud and intellectual property crime : challenges and strategies for professional practice
  • Dr Sakduddin Zamli successfully explored Corruption risk management in land administration in Malaysia