Serina is a senior researcher at Crest and leads on qualitative and quantitative research across both research and consultancy projects.
A chartered psychologist, Serina completed her PhD on policing and mental health in 2021. She has worked for His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services as a research officer and as an intelligence researcher for the Metropolitan Police Service.
She has a keen interest in policing and mental health, the role of identity in the criminal justice system, county lines, child criminal exploitation, and domestic abuse. She is passionate about qualitative research, particularly to give a voice to vulnerable and unheard groups.
PhD entitled Questioning identity: Examining identity processes and threat in the context of policing mental health
Presenting at the International Conference for Law Enforcement and Public Health in Canada and Scotland.