Dr Simon Cottee joined Kent in July 2013 as a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. Before this, he worked in the School of Social Sciences at Bangor University and at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad.
Dr Cottee was educated at Cambridge University, the LSE and Keele University, where he took a PhD in criminology.
Dr Cottee is currently working in the area of the sociology of religion and has recently completed an ESRC-funded study of ex-Muslims in Britain and Canada. 
Dr Cottee's research interests are in the areas of apostasy, deviance, political violence and terrorism, and war.