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Selina joined the University of Winchester in 2022 as a Lecturer in Forensic Investigation. She is currently a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the undergraduate Forensic programmes.

Selina obtained her BSc (Hons) in Archaeological and Forensic Sciences at Bournemouth University in 2011. After leaving University, she became Project Coordinator with Victim Support for an Anti-Social Behaviour Project focussing on young offenders and victims. She then worked as a Youth Worker supporting young people between the ages of 11-26 in a satellite base in Southampton and led LGBTQ+ Breakout youth sessions.

Selina completed a distance-learning Master's degree in Politics of Conflict and Violence with the University of Leicester, with her thesis, 'How Proactive is the cruise shipping industry and the UK Government about the threat of maritime terrorism?' explores the gaps in maritime security.

In 2015 Selina joined Hampshire Constabulary as a Counter-Terrorism Prevent Officer in Special Branch, and then trained to become a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) within the Scientific Services Department, passing her Level 1 & 2 courses (deployable to volume and all major crimes). She was involved in and led several high-profile cases in Hampshire before joining the University of Portsmouth to teach Forensic Investigation.

Selina has dedicated her research time to looking at the use of Mixed Realities (MR/VR/AR) by creating a range of virtual simulations to embed into teaching and training, and to understand decision making.

Higher Education Teaching Qualification: Higher Education Academy Fellowship.


Robinson, S. 2024. ‘The Use of Virtual Reality to Support Offender Avoidance’. In Chaussée, A. & Leonard, L. (Eds) Cases on Forensic and Criminological Science for Criminal Detection and Avoidance. Hershey (PA): IGI Global. (in Prep).

Robinson, S & Meenaghan, A, (2021). Use Virtual Reality to Prepare Maritime Crews For Terrorist and Piracy Attacks, Center for International Maritime Security.

Other publications

May, B. & Robinson, S. (2023) Virtual Reality Can Help Emergency Services Navigate The Complexities Of Real-life Crises. The Conversation

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