About me

I am a Lecturer in Quantitative Criminology at the Department of Criminology of the University of Manchester, and Academic Lead for Digital Technologies and Crime at the Manchester Centre for Digital Trust and Society. My areas of interest cover geographic criminology, small area estimation applications in criminology, measurement error in crime data, new methods for data collection, and cybercrime.

I am originally from Rubí, Barcelona, Spain. I hold a PhD in Criminology from the University of Manchester (2016-2019), a Master’s degree in Crime Analysis and Prevention from Miguel Hernández University of Elche (2015-2016), and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2011-2015).

Before my current position at the University of Manchester, I was a Research Fellow in Cybercrime at the University of Manchester (2019-2021), Teaching and Research Assistant at the School of Social Sciences of the University of Manchester (2017-2019), Research Assistant at CRÍMINA Research Center for the Study and Prevention of Crime of Miguel Hernández University of Elche (2015-2016), and JAEIntro Research Fellow at the Spanish National Research Council – CSIC (2014-2015).

Email: david.builgil@manchester.ac.uk