Simone Hatchard

3MT® semi finalist 2021

OrganisationSimone Hatchard

University of South Wales


Simone Hatchard is currently studying for a Social Policy PhD at the University of South Wales and also undertakes some lecturing within the university Criminology department.  Her current area of research concerns the use of digital forensics in the investigation and prosecution of major crime within England and Wales. Previous areas of research have included prostitution and crimes associated with Russia that have been carried out in the U.K. Simone also has over 18 years' experience working in the Criminal Justice and third sector, both as a practitioner and senior manager. Simone is currently in the second year of her PhD and at present is conducting ethnographic research with detectives and digital forensic practitioners.