My work is about understanding groups of people

Owen Miller, an alumnus of the Department of Geography
Owen Miller
Problem Solving Analyst, Thames Valley Police
Geography BA
Owen explains how his geographical skills help him analyse the structures and behaviours of different groups - including organised criminals.

How did you get to where you are now?

I studied geography at the University of Sheffield between 2013 and 2016, before joining a small consultancy firm who specialised in social research, community engagement and citizenship. In March 2018 I joined Thames Valley Police as an analyst working on the Oxford Problem Solving Team, who work on some of the most complex issues we face in policing today, including child exploitation, people with mental health issues in crisis and county lines drug dealing, to name but a few!

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