Dr Tobias Kammersgaard
Postdoctoral Researcher, Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre
University of York
Tobias has an MSc in Criminology from Aalborg University and a PhD in Social Science from Aarhus University, Denmark. Before joining the Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Aarhus University from 2020 to 2022.
In his research, Tobias has focused on the policing of various marginalised groups, including people who use drugs and ethnic minorities in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. This research has often focused on the ‘softer’ and less coercive aspects of policing, including community policing, police-led diversion and harm reduction policing. In that regard, Tobias is particularly interested in criminal justice interventions that operate in the space between care and control. His work on these subjects has appeared in recognised journals across different research fields, such as ‘Policing & Society’, ‘Criminology & Criminal Justice’ and ‘International Journal of Drug Policy’.
Within the Centre, Tobias is working on the County lines policing and vulnerability project and on the Q methods study of vulnerability. The Q methods study will look at shared perceptions among service providers, police, vulnerable groups and community residents about the meaning and use of vulnerability in public service provision.