Trustees


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


Scott Gartshore

Scott is a Mechanical Engineer by education and works as a Key Account Manager in a local engineering company. He has personal experience of problematic substance misuse and identifies as a person in long term recovery. Scott has been on the board of Recovering Justice for 4 years. Read more


Fiona Gilbertson

Fiona has over 25 years of advocacy experience in HIV and sex work, mainly in policy development and lobbying, she believes that the fundamental way to tackle stigma and discrimination is through policy change. People need rights not concessions. Read more


Michaela Jones

I am a member of the Board of Recovering Justice. I have lived experience of addiction recovery and have spent the last ten years as a recovery activist (recoverist). During this period I have worked with numerous organisations – including treatment services, NHS trusts and government bodies – with a particular focus on building resilient recovery communities. Read more


Aidan Halpin

He is in long term recovery and works as a Probation Officer with 30 years’ experience, currently in the Court setting. Passionate about justice and public protection as well as individual dramas and structural inequalities, he is convinced by personal and professional experience and research that the war on drugs is lost; that our societies and communities have appetites for drug use that will not disappear or diminish because of prohibition or punitive legislation. Read more