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, 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 Geoff Smith, Senior Lecturer 
    Geoff Smith is interested in public sector counter fraud strategies. He is particularly interested in the work of the Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health.
  • 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.
  • Mr Barry Loveday
    Barry has a long interest in the police reform agenda and in recent years has become particularly interested in the capability and ability of of the police in responding to the growing problem of cyber-crime and fraud.
  • 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.

Research Students

  • Musa Bala
  • Graham Baldock
  • Stephen Evans
  • Junhyoung Lee
  • Peter Stiernstedt
  • Joon Bae Suh
  • Carl Watson
  • Saduddin Zamli