Bina is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR), Birkbeck, University of London. She re-joined ICPR in October 2013 to work on a study funded by The Dawes Trust exploring the nature and diversity of organised crime groups involved in fraud in the UK, which has recently been published by Palgrave Macmillan (May and Bhardwa, 2018). Her current work looks at the facilitation of organised fraud by professional enablers and money launderers.
Bina was awarded a PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University which examined illicit drug use, the use of digital technologies and policing in three dance settings. Bina first joined ICPR in 2008, having completed an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice at King's College London. She has a BA in Sociology from Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research interests include: organised crime, fraud, illicit drug use, drug markets, drug policy, digital technologies, young people and cultural criminology.