Patrick joined the INQUEST Board of Trustees in 2021. He is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, and undertakes research and publishes in the area of 'race' and ethnicity, with a particular focus on racial disparity, disproportionality and differential treatment within the Criminal Justice System.

Patrick also advises and supports the development of interventions premised upon the principles of empowerment for a number of local and regional statutory and Voluntary and Community Sector organisations. In conjunction with colleagues in the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU - MMU), he was involved in the evaluation of short-term prisoner resettlement projects delivered by HMP Manchester and HMP Preston.