Tobias Niblock, (PhD Researcher)


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Tobias Niblock is a second year PhD Researcher at Ulster University in the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences. He completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Ulster University in 2021 and a MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice at Ulster University in 2022. 

He was awarded a NINE DTP studentship with the ESRC. 

Research Interests

Tobias' postgraduate research explores the involvement of young people within illegal drug markets in Northern Ireland.

Outside of academic study, he has been involved in a research project which studied student drug use, supply and harm reduction to create a universially applicable policy for universities. 

Primary research interests include drug markets, drug use and drug policy. 

Teaching Interests

Sentencing and punishment, drugs, youth justice and policing.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Award Date: 8 Dec 2022

Bachelor, BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice

Award Date: 8 Jul 2021


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • drugs
  • harm reduction
  • drug markets
  • young people
  • drug use
  • drug supply
  • violence
  • Policing


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