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. Continue reading “Dr Anastacia Ryan”

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. Continue reading “Judith Aldridge”