Dr Matt Bowden is a Senior Lecturer (Sociology), School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences & Head of Research, Faulty of Arts & Humanities TU Dublin. Dr Bowden’s research interests are in the sociology of crime and security with particular interest in questions of space (urban / rural) and governance. More recent work has focused on the formation of security fields, with reference to the Bourdieusian concept of field. In addition, he is interested in technology and social change and in particular on issues of security and trust. He is co-PI with Dr Amanda Kramer (QUB) for the research project Post-Brexit Security Field on the Island of Ireland (BORDEX) recently funded by the Shared Island Initiative, North-South Research Programme. Dr Bowden supervises funded projects on policing and security related topics including on security and consumption, security fields in west Africa, rural security in Ireland, and on issues of policing culture and habitus. Matt retains an interest in research on crime, security and rurality and is series co-editor for Bristol University Press ‘Research in Rural Crime’ book series, and is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences at the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia. Dr Bowden is a founder member of the TU Dublin Security Research Group and an active member of the European University of Technology’s Culture and Technology Lab (ECt+).