All posts by: Alex Dunedin RJ

The National Lottery Community Fund

We are delighted to announce that we have received funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. We will build on the work we have been doing in the North East since 2017 engaging connecting and empowering women to create systemic change. Read more


Tessa Gray

Tessa Gray has a law degree and a diploma in Community and Youth Work.  After graduation she taught law for some years at Northumbria University. After leaving  she qualified as a community worker and worked both for the local authorities and the voluntary sector. Read more


Dr Anastacia Ryan

Anastacia is a researcher, advocate and social entrepreneur in promoting the rights of marginalised and often criminalised communities globally. A passionate belief in the transformative potential of leadership amongst marginalized groups led Anastacia to establish the nationwide sex worker-led project Umbrella Lane, which is now part of a larger project Anastacia founded – SISU, which empowers women and girls to build resilience through adversity and trauma. Read more



Judith Aldridge

Judith Aldridge is Professor of Criminology in the School of Law at the University of Manchester. Her research is focused on drug markets, policy and use. Over the last five years she has pioneered research in the area of ‘virtual drug markets’, culminating in the first publication connected to drug sales on ‘Silk Road’, and 20 other publications on cryptomarkets. Read more


Scottish Parliament: Recovering Justice Peaceful Solutions

This is a session filmed in the Scottish Parliament which brings together international speakers to discuss drugs policy. This is a session of the Drugs Reform Policy Meeting held at the Scottish Parliament 12th December 2018.  Chaired by Pauline McNeill MSP, it brought together Fiona Gilbertson, Nanna Gotfredsen, Ina Roll Spinnangr, and Martin Powell to discuss international comparisons in drug policy with a view to examining the changes which need to take place in Scotland. Read more