Expert Biography

Anna Sergi holds a PhD in Sociology (2014), with specialisation in Criminology, from the University of Essex, where she currently is a Senior Lecturer.  She specialises in organised crime and comparative criminal justice and, more recently, drug importations through seaports. She has published extensively in renowned journals and she has authored four books (2020). Prior to her PhD Anna completed her degree in law at the University of Bologna, and a Master of Law (LL.M.) in Criminal Law at Kings College London. Anna has worked in the private sector shortly too, first in Forensics for Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Milan and afterwards in the Italian Desk of Withers LLP in London. Anna has been a Visiting Scholar in various institutions such as New York University, University of Melbourne and University of Montreal and she has been a Consultant for the Australian Institute of Criminology. During her research she has worked with the Australian Federal Police, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, FBI, Italian Antimafia, UK National Crime Agency and Europol. Anna is the recipient of the 2017 Award Italy Made Me by the Italian Embassy in London, the 2018 Economic and Social Research Council Research Impact Award for her research on the Calabrian mafia in Australia and the 2018 Italian Chamber of Commerce award “Talented Young Italians” for the Research & Innovation category.

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  • Criminologist (senior lecturer - associate professor) in Criminology
  • Organised crime, Corruption, Cocaine trafficking
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