Prof Rachel Armitage is a Professor of Criminology within the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield. She founded the highly successful multi-disciplinary institute - The Secure Societies Institute (SSI), which she directed between 2014 and 2018.
Prof Armitage’s research focuses upon the role of design (place, space, products and systems) in influencing both anti-social and pro-social behaviour. She has conducted research on the subject of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) for over 20 years - evaluating the effectiveness of the Secured by Design (SBD) award scheme, investigating the links between housing design and crime risk, exploring the tensions and synergies between security and sustainability and studying international approaches to preventing crime through design.
Her work has been referenced in local, national and international planning policy and guidance, and she aims to ensure that consideration for crime prevention is on the agenda of all agencies involved in planning and developing the built environment. More recently, she has conducted several projects exploring the role of design in counterterrorism at critical infrastructure sites, in particular, multi-modal passenger terminals.
Rachel’s research on housing design has also focused upon the role of housing in the prevention of domestic abuse (specifically the Sanctuary scheme), and the impact of housing on mental and physical health.
As well as her focus upon crime prevention within the built environment, Rachel works closely with many agencies to explore the impact of secondary victimisation of child sexual abuse – particularly IIOC (Indecent Images of Children). Rachel is a trustee of the Marie Collins Foundation and is a founding member of the Indirect Victims of Indecent Images of Children Investigations (IVIIC) National Strategic Group. She is working closely with key agencies to explore policy and practice responses to non-offending partners (NOPs) and children of IIOC offenders and to improve agency responses and provision of support.
Rachel has published extensively on the subject of designing out crime, including a sole authored book: Crime Prevention through Housing Design (2013) published by Palgrave Macmillan, and edited collections: Rebuilding Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (2019) published by Routledge, and Retail Crime – International Evidence and Prevention (2018) published by Palgrave Macmillan.
She is an invited member of the Home Office Safer Streets Committee; the Home Office National Burglary Taskforce; the Home Office Vehicle Crime Taskforce; the China Safe Cities Advisory Group, and the ActEarly City Collaboratory project (led by Bradford Institute for Health Research) to develop innovative approaches to the prevention of ill health.
Sarah Brown has been conducting research related to sexual abuse and violence for over 25 years. She is a Forensic Psychologist, Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Sarah is the Chair of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (NOTA) and a Fellow of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). She is an Associate Editor of Child Abuse and Neglect and a member of the Editorial Board of Sexual Abuse and the Journal of Sexual Aggression.
She is also conducting research evaluating Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCS) and examining the impact of Covid-19 on the criminal justice journeys of adult and child survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault.
With a background in the Probation Service, Donald joined the Lucy Faithfull Foundation (LFF) in 1995 to Manage the Wolvercote Clinic Residential Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment Programme.
In 2002, with funding from the Home Office, he set up two child sexual abuse prevention initiatives – Stop it Now! UK & Ireland www.stopitnow.org.uk (a child sexual abuse prevention campaign, supported by a confidential helpline) and Circles of Support and Accountability (a project utilising volunteers to support convicted sex offenders to live safely in the community).
Donald is a member of the Executive Team of LFF and Director of the Stop it Now! UK and Ireland Helpline. He brings his clinical skills to the development and delivery of the LFF’s “Online CSE Deterrence campaign”, undertaken with financial support from the Home Office since 2015. This campaign has seen tens of thousands of offenders and potential offenders visit the Stop It Now! Get Help website or contact the Stop It Now! Helpline for support to stop their illegal behaviour.
Rob has 30 years’ Law Enforcement experience in a variety of criminal investigation and intelligence collection roles in HM Customs and Excise, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and, most recently, the National Crime Agency (NCA).
In 2013 Rob joined the NCA as Head of Operations in the Border Policing Command where he led the national response to the investigation of detections of drugs, firearms, and cash at the UK Border. In 2017 he was appointed to the role of Deputy Director CEOP taking responsibility for the NCA’s response to online child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSAE).
In 2018 Rob was appointed as the NCA Director responsible for driving the national response to priority serious organised crime threats including, cyber, organised immigration crime, modern slavery, borders and online CSAE.
Mark is a former police detective, having served Lancashire Constabulary for eighteen years.
Combining his vast experience of major investigations and covert tactics with his deep understanding of technology, he can advise and consult on complex cases involving all types of digital evidence.
Mark has a number of qualifications relating to cryptocurrency investigation: C4 Certified Bitcoin Professional, Chainalysis CRC and CISC, and developed our City & Guilds Assured training in the subject. He also carries Ethical Hacking certification from the EC-Council (C:EH) and is a City & Guilds Accredited RFPS Technician.
Peter Lee, Professor of Applied Ethics, is the Director, Security and Risk Research and Innovation at the University of Portsmouth. His research interests span ethics, moral injury and other human aspects of policing, military and wider security contexts; the ethics of AI and autonomous weapon systems; and the politics and ethics of war.
In 2020 he led a CREST-funded project which explored moral injury in police online child sex crime investigators and RAF Reaper (drone) operators. He is currently a member of the Hampshire Constabulary Strategic Independent Advisory Group and Expert Adviser to the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Drones.
Marc works as Director of Digital Evidence Solutions at Magnet Forensics for the EMEA region, and is most interested in spreading the word about how Magnet Forensics products support truly effective digital intelligence exploitation. He works closely with customers on the next round of innovation and improvements required to keep pace with the velocity, variety and volume of digital intelligence data acquired in almost every investigation.
Most recently Marc has focussed on delivering forensic automation and improved technologies for managing the review of digital evidence.
While working in law enforcement, Marc sought to improve how digital forensics intelligence was fused with other sources to bring new efficiencies and greater impact on operations. In the private sector, he has worked as a consultant for a private forensics supplier to law enforcement and corporate clients, plus an international business providing an analytics platform to LEA and corporate IR teams.
Professor McCartan (the University of the West of England, Bristol) has a track record of public, academic, and professional engagement on criminological issues, including the causes of sexual offending, and societal responses to people convicted of a sexual offence, their risk management and reintegration incorporating past trauma and developmental criminology. Professor McCartan believes that sexual offending is a multidisciplinary issue that incorporates health, public health, psychological and societal factors.
Professor McCartan is the international representative on the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers board, the Conference Chair of National Organisation for the Treatment of Abuse, a member of the Confederation of European Probation working group on sexual offenses, a member of the ethics committee of Brave hearts and has advised the Council of Europe, New Zealand Police, Braveheart's as well as Department of the Prime Minister and cabinet, Australia.
Dr. Heather Moulden is a Psychologist in the Forensic Psychiatry Program at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. St. Joe’s is a teaching hospital associated with McMaster University where she holds faculty positions as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and Associate Member status in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and the Department of Psychology.
Dr. Moulden has worked with individuals who have engaged in sexual abuse for over 20 years. She has authored numerous publications and chapters, and has presented at scholarly conferences both nationally and internationally. She is the co-editor of the Sexual Disorders section for the journal, Current Psychiatry Reports.
Dr. Moulden has provided training and consultation to all levels of government, police, and community agencies regarding evidence-based approaches to problematic sexual behaviour. She is a Fellow of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse, the preeminent international organization devoted to the study and prevention of sexual violence.
Ethel Quayle is Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology in the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh. A clinical psychologist who has worked with both sex offenders and victims, for over 20 years she has researched technology-mediated crimes against children, collaborating internationally with government and non-government agencies in the context of research, policy and practice.
Recent EU-funded research examined the function of coercive and non-coercive self-produced sexual images, NSPCC-funded research on deterrence and current NIHR research on iMinds, an intervention for OCSEA victims. She plays an active role in a number of government and non-government organisations.
Mark de Rond is Professor of Organizational Ethnography at the University of Cambridge. He completed his DPhil at Oxford University. In 2007, Mark was awarded one of only two Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Awards in the UK and chose to spend his year at Stanford University.
Mark studies groups of people the old-fashioned way: by living with them full-time. His fieldwork has included prolonged stints with doctors and nurses in the Afghanistan war, Boat Race crews in Cambridge, adventurers on the river Amazon, peace activists en route to Aleppo and, most recently, paedophile hunters. It has also featured in the media, including in The Economist, TIME magazine, Forbes, The Financial Times, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Week, Der Spiegel, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and on BBC’s Thinking Allowed and Thought for the Day.
Inspired by her work as a counsellor of young people, Christine (Kit) undertook a PhD about young people who bully, with a focus upon health and wellbeing. Hereafter, she undertook research at the University of Surrey into the effect of mindfulness upon NHS middle managers, also designing a tool kit to promote compassion amongst clinical practitioners.
Kit pursued her interest in health and wellbeing at the University of Winchester by exploring how the arts can enhance the welfare and happiness of people with dementia and disenfranchised populations. She currently works as a senior researcher at the University of Portsmouth, investigating moral injury in organisational settings.
Pamela J Taylor CBE is a professor of Forensic Psychiatry at Cardiff University, member of the Royal College of Physicians and Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
She researches, writes and edits, including the text book Forensic Psychiatry, Clinical, Legal and Ethical Issues (with John Gunn) and the Journal Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. She and Cardiff University colleagues are currently working with the Lucy Faithful Foundation to help evaluate some of the work of the Stop it Now! help- and chat-lines.
Dr Nadia Wager is the Director of None in Three Research Centre for the Global Prevention of Gender-based Violence and a Reader in Forensic Psychology at the University of Huddersfield. She was awarded a PhD in Applied Social Psychology from Brunel in 2002 and has been lecturing in Forensic Psychology and Victimology for 20 years.
Nadia is a mixed methods-researcher and has extensive experience of conducting research on gender-based violence. She has a history of evaluating community interventions for victims of serious crimes whilst working in partnership with those delivering the services. This has included conducting research for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse on the quantification of online-facilitated child sexual abuse/exploitation, the evaluation of an Independent Trauma Advisor service for victims of modern day slavery, a rapid evidence assessment on the outcomes for survivors of historic child sexual abuse and an evaluation of the co-production of Victim Supports service to adult survivors of child sexual abuse.
Her primary areas of research interest are sexual revictimisation, positive survivorship, secondary victimisation and restorative justice.
Joining the Cyan team in 2020, Bruce was taken on to support the sales functions expansion. Prior to joining Cyan, Bruce worked in large corporates delivering technology projects and structural change.
With a background in the UK armed forces, he served as a Royal Marines Commando for eight years. Given the innovative nature of Cyan’s technology, Bruce is excited to see the difference our products can make. Outside of work, Bruce enjoys getting out in the Scottish Highlands with his family and skiing (when the weather allows).