Dr Andy Aydın-Aitchison
Andy joined the criminology team at the Law School in 2012 having previously lectured in Social Policy, also at the University of Edinburgh. He has previously worked with the Home Office, analysing crime data on the English regions and Wales, and with Cardiff University evaluating a multi-agency robbery reduction initiative in central Bristol. He holds degrees from the University of Edinburgh and Cardiff University covering Criminology, Politics, and Modern History.
While at the University of Edinburgh, Andy has directed MSc programmes in Global Crime, Justice and Security, and Policy Studies. He has served in leadership roles in postgraduate teaching, external relations, and research, most recently as Postgraduate Research Director in the School of Law. Andy has mentored several colleagues in early career research and lecturing roles. He is an active PhD supervisor and has supervised PhDs to completion in topics including policy making, policy transfer, community policing, and domestic violence and continues to welcome applicants for doctoral study and post-doctoral mentoring.