Jon Bannister FAcSS is Professor of Criminology in the Department of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University (United Kingdom), where he directs the Manchester Metropolitan Crime and Well-Being Big Data Centre (BDC). Established in 2016, the BDC is a cross-faculty multi-disciplinary initiative that seeks to deliver world-class theoretically driven, methodologically innovative and empirically rich and impactful research. The BDC has established a wealth of partnerships with public sector agencies across the region and nationally.
Jon holds research expertise in urban criminology, policing, evidence-based policy, advanced quantitative methods and knowledge mobilisation (inclusive of co-production). His research examines the interplay between urban processes (whether structural transformations or the daily rhythms of the city) and urban inequalities (crime and disorder).
Jon is Managing Editor of Urban Studies journal and Visiting Professor at the University of Wuhan (China).