Currently: Lecturer in Criminology
Highest qualification: Doctorate (PhD, DPhil)
Dr Amber Phillips is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Gloucestershire, where her teaching and research interests lie primarily in transnational organised crime.
She completed her PhD on Italian organised crime at the University of Bristol. Her research focused on Italy's most powerful (but least famous) mafia, the 'ndrangheta, a global organisation which began life in Italy's poorest region, Calabria. Prior to beginning her PhD in 2013, she worked for a time in Calabria with various anti-mafia organisations, having previously qualified as a translator with an MA from the University of Bath in 2011.