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

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