Dr Kate Bowers

Reader – Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science

Kate Bowers is a Reader at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, UCL. She has worked in the field of environmental criminology for over ten years. Prior to becoming a full time criminologist, she completed a BSc in Natural Science at Durham University and an MA and PhD at the University of Liverpool. Her research has generally focused on applying quantitative methods to crime analysis and to studies of crime prevention. Some of her previous work has involved examining spatial and temporal patterns in crime, evaluating the effectiveness of crime prevention schemes and investigating business crime. Her work has been funded by a variety of organisations including the Home Office, the Police, the DfES, the ESRC and the AHRC.

She has published over forty research papers and book chapters in criminology, has guest edited a special edition of a journal and Crime Prevention Studies and co-edited a book on Crime Mapping.