Katja is originally from Pori, Finland but has lived in the UK for two decades, studying and working at different universities. She joined CCCU in 2012 after completing her PhD in 'Police Professionalisation via Academic Education' at University of Manchester. Katja’s teaching and research areas span criminology, policing and criminal psychology-related fields. She is particularly interested in police training and education, police professionalisation and organisational culture, sociology of professions, diversity issues within the criminal justice context, including hate crime, vulnerable people, gender and sexuality. Katja is also passionate about the intersections between climate change and crime, and sustainability and justice, particularly in regards to harms caused by states and corporations.