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Anita joined Southampton in 2015, after one year lecturing at the University of Wolverhampton. She completed her PhD at the School of International Studies, University of Trento (Italy) in 2014. During her PhD, she has been a visiting scholar at VU Amsterdam and Rutgers University, and a visiting research student at Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science, UCL. Anita has a background in law: she holds an LLM (cum laude) from the University of Trento with a dissertation in applied criminology.

Anita is currently leading research projects on Interent-faciltated wildlife trafficking (ESRC New Investigator Grant) and health frauds.

Anita welcome enquiries about potential PhD supervision in the following areas:

- Cybercrimes (incl. Internet-facilitated trafficking activities)
- Organised crime groups
- Health frauds
- The propagation of fake/fraudulent information online
- Environmental crimes

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