Professor of Quantitative Criminology
Andromachi Tseloni studied Economics (BA hons. and MA) at the Athens University of Economics and Business and worked at the Hellenic Statistical Authority before being awarded a competitive Greek state scholarship for a doctorate. Since her PhD study on “Modelling threats in England and Wales” - the first statistical modelling of crime counts reported to the British Crime Survey - at the former Department of Econometrics and Social Statistics, University of Manchester, Andromachi worked in Social Sciences, Criminology and Criminal Justice at universities in Greece, the UK, and Maryland, USA.
Her research (based on survey, Census, and administrative data and funded by diverse organisations, i.e., charities, ESRC-SDAI, the Home Office) revolves around five broad themes: risk and protective factors of experiencing criminal victimisation incidents across population groups and communities, explanations and distributive justice of the crime drop, crime perceptions, social capital and cross-national comparisons. Her work informs neighbourhood crime prevention police operations, the Home Office Safer Streets Fund Crime Prevention Toolkit, Neighbourhood Watch strategy and the DLUHC Decent Homes Review. She won the ONS Research Excellence Award 2019.
In her recent ADR UK-funded MoJ Data First secondment Andromachi supports (ethical, independent and transparent) multifaceted evidence development for improving justice outcomes.
"The wealth of information within administrative data systems in the UK offers immense potential for building the evidence base to address theoretical knowledge and policy gaps. However unlocking this potential requires a rounded vision balanced with awareness of its limitations and cross-sectional inter-disciplinary long-term collaboration.
"The value of ADR UK lies in this multifaceted approach. It supports transparency, dialogue and collaboration across stakeholders starting from data sharing, creating research-ready datasets, to open and competitive excellent research commissioning that impacts upon practice and policy, not least through research-informed recommendations for future administrative data recording to expand the wealth and quality of evidence for the public good.
"Thrilled to be part of ADR UK’s network, my focus lies in: raising awareness of administrative data potential; expanding quantitative skills and changing evidence seeking mindset; and promoting wide use of administrative data in an ethical, responsible and transparent manner with input from organisations representing those administrative data refers to."