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Jessica Eaton is a doctoral researcher specialising in forensic psychology and the societal factors leading to victim blaming, self blame and revictimisation in sexual violence. She is the writer and manager of a national training and research programme in child sexual exploitation, abuse and trafficking. Jessica is also the founder of the first male mental health and well-being centre in the UK, an active blogger, speaker and researcher
Dr Alex Balch
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Jane Kennedy is Merseyside’s first Police Commissioner and was elected on 15th November 2012, taking up office a week later. She was re-elected on 6th May 2016, securing 61.7% of the public vote.
Jane lives in Childwall, Liverpool. She grew up in Darlington, County Durham where she attended Darlington Sixth Form College and went on to study Chemistry with Biochemistry at Liverpool University. She did not graduate, instead married and settled with her family in Liverpool.
Phillip studied History at Sheffield University after which he spent 5 years in financial services helping protect and set families free from debt. He then worked in project and event management before being approached by City Hearts in 2011 to open one of the first male safe houses in the country.
Now as the regional manager for City Hearts in the North West of England he oversees over 40 staff, four safe houses, North West outreach support and four regional drop-in centres; as well as weekly support of over 100 men, women and families who have been removed from modern slavery.
Phillip was one of the founding members of the Merseyside Modern Slavery Network bringing together public, business and the third sector organisations collaborating to combat slavery in the region. He has facilitated survivors to share their story on national television, radio and print with amongst others the BBC, Financial Times and Al Jazeera TV.
Phillips passion to see lives restored through hope combined with a specialism in supporting survivors of labour exploitation has led him to develop a unique approach to integrating survivors back into the labour market through business and volunteer sector collaboration working alongside key partners such as the Cooperative Food, Salvation Army and Liverpool University.
Phillip is married to Victoria, he is an active member of Hope City Church and enjoys playing guitar, cooking Moroccan food, drinking coffee and spending time with his 19 month old daughter Willow Hope.
ACC Jason Hogg
Jason joined Thames Valley Police in June 2016 as Assistant Chief Constable (Crime and Criminal Justice). He previously worked in Hampshire Constabulary where he held a number of roles as a Chief Superintendent including Head of Crime and Head of Prevention and Neighbourhoods.
Jason started his police career in Cleveland Police in 1995 prior to transferring to Hampshire in 2001. The majority of his career has been spent working in Criminal Investigation roles, serving as a detective in every rank. He has been a member of the National Child Protection and Child Death working groups and has been involved in delivering homicide investigation training on the National Senior Investigation Officer (SIO) development programme. Jason is the strategic lead for Modern Slavery. During his career Jason has been on extended secondments with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) helping supporting policing in other countries.
Dr Maureen Brookes
Dr Maureen Brookes is a Reader in Marketing and a Teaching Fellow within the Oxford School of Hospitality Management at Oxford Brookes University. She is currently President of ICHRIE, the global professional association of hospitality and tourism educators and industry members and a Past President of EuroCHRIE, the Europe, the Middle East and African CHRIE Federation. Maureen has been awarded an honorary doctorate by NAFEM and an Honorary Fellowship of the Council of Hospitality Management Education (CHME). She is also a member of the Institute of Hospitality's Professional Review Panel and a Director of Sheermain Ltd. She has previously served as the Hospitality Liaison Officer for the UK's Higher Education Academy's Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism (HLST) Network. Maureen’s recent research has been on a European Commission funded project to combat the trafficking of human beings in the hospitality and tourism industries. She is currently working with Thames Valley Police and the Hotel Watch Schemes to encourage the use of the Combat Training Toolkit by accommodation businesses. Other research and publications are on franchising and plural organisations, covering diverse topics such as partner selection, entrepreneurship, relational development and knowledge transfer. Pedagogic publications have encompassed internationalisation, personalisation, the use of podcasting and quality management in higher education. She is on the editorial board of four academic journals and has two recent textbooks published on Entrepreneurship in Hospitality and Tourism: A Global Perspective and Hospitality Marketing.
Mayowa Adebiyi is a volunteer for OXCAT - an Oxford based community group that fights against all forms of modern day slavery. OXCAT was set up in 2009 to tackle the issue of trafficking in Oxfordshire and beyond. Our focus to date has been on prevention work - raising awareness of the issues of trafficking, modern slavery and sexual exploitation through a range of different events and activities. We aim to reach every segment of the community with the message that trafficking is happening here, happening now and we can help to combat it. OXCAT’s work is delivered entirely by volunteers and has included public stunts, training, conferences, as well being involved (along with many other NGOs) on the Advisory Group that helped inform the UK’s Modern Slavery ACT 2015. Mayowa brings to OXCAT her knowledge of global supply chain traceability as means to tackling modern day slavery in a business context.
Michaela Bruckmayer’s research focuses policy-making towards child migrants from Mexico and Central America to the United States. She is based at the University of Sheffield and her research is funded by the European Research Council. Previously, she worked as a Research Consultant at the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, which focuses on assisting women, children and LGBT refugees and asylum seekers. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of International Affairs.
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Dr Sunita Toor, Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice
Dr Sunita Toor is a principal lecturer in criminology in the Department of Law & Criminology, Sheffield Hallam University. Sunita is currently delivering a project in India which focuses on improving access to justice for women and girl victims of violence. The project focuses exclusively on police responses to victims and improving their handling of the brave women and girls who seek justice. Sunita is a criminologist, academic, women and children's rights activist. She is passionate about giving voice to the unheard and empowering the vulnerable to seek justice'
Following a career in the as an Infantry Officer in the British Army and 3 years working for IBM, Steve now works for Fortitude who are a Tech start-up currently working for Hampshire Constabulary. Whilst in the Army, Steve specialised in Defence Intelligence and took his operational experience into Academia though a MA in Conflict, Security and Development publishing work in conflict analysis. He is presently volunteering for Stop the Traffik who are developing the Centre for Intelligence-led Prevention that seeks to understand Modern Slavery using a data-led approach gained from their phone application and many other sources. He is also running a working group in 77 Brigade of the Army Reserves that seeks to understand the military implications of Modern Slavery.
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Dr Anita Lavorgna
Dr Anita Lavorgna joined Southampton as a lecturer in criminology in 2015. She completed her PhD at the School of International Studies, University of Trento (Italy). She has been a visiting scholar at VU Amsterdam, Rutgers University, and Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science. Her core research is on organised crime and cybercrimes, and has worked on trafficking in human beings in Italy and Internet-facilitated human trafficking.