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Virtual International Conference 

Wed 22 November 2023

Action Against Stalking presents its 2023 International Conference. This is a key event for those who study stalking, work with victims or seek to divert perpetrators of stalking. This year's theme is 'Stalking Has No Borders.'

*Reminder, all conference sessions (live and pre-recorded) will be available for 2 weeks via the Conference Group areas for those who have purchased a ticket* 

Centre for Action Against Stalking
International centre for abusive and harmful behaviours

 

International Conference and Summit Programme

 

Dynamics between the Stalker and the Victim

 

Tuesday, 20 Apr (all times BST)

9:45 - 9:50 (5 mins) - Welcome

9:50 - 10:00 (10 mins) – Ann Moulds (Founder and CEO, Action Against Stalking, UK)

10:00 - 10:30 (30 mins) – The stalking victim conundrum: who is a victim? – Dr Rachel McKenzie (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and author of the Stalking Risk Profile)

10:30 - 11:00 (30 mins) – Police Scotland's Commitment to Tackling Stalking – Police Scotland

11:00 - 11:30 (30 mins) – Break

11:30 - 12:00 (30 mins) – Beyond the virtual stalker: rise of DARQ Dreamworlds! – Dr Matt Frew (University of the West of Scotland, UK)

12:00 - 12:30 (30 mins) – Antidote to a stalker – Detective Mike Proctor (California, USA)

12:30 - 13:00 (30 mins) – Panel Q&A

13:00 - 13:30 (30 mins) – Close

Pre-recorded programme - will be streamed across AAS social media.

14:30-15:00 (30 mins) Barriers and challenges to seeing stalking clearly in the pandemic context – Suky Baker, Suzy Lamplugh Trust (UK)

15:00 - 15:30 (30 mins) The FollowIt app stalking resource for victims –  Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (UK)

15:30-16:00 (30 mins) Reporting to police: what to expect, how to anticipate the challenges, self-care - Prof Julie Macfarlane (University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada)

 

Wednesday, 21 Apr (all times BST)

13:15 - 13:20 (5 mins) – Welcome

13:20 - 13:30 (10 mins) – Ann Moulds (Founder and CEO, Action Against Stalking, UK)

13:30 - 14:00 (30 mins) – Stalking within the context of domestic abuse - Louise Johnson (Scottish Women's Aid, Edinburgh, UK)

14:00 - 14:30 (30 mins) – The law on stalking and the relevance of intent in common sense reasoning - Alisdair Macleod (Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service, Scotland, UK)

14:30 - 15:00 (30 mins) – Break

15:00 - 15:30 (30 mins) –Improving the police response to stalking – the England and Wales Experience – Deputy Chief Constable Paul Mills (Wiltshire Police, UK)

15:30 - 16:00 (30 mins) – The celebrity stalker – Rhonda Saunders (Prosecutor, Los Angeles, USA)

16:00 - 16:30 (30 mins) – Panel Q&A

16:30 - 17:00 (30 mins) – Close

 

Pre-recorded programme - will be streamed across AAS social media.

10:00-10:30 (30 mins) Stalking in the Workplace - Dr Lorraine Sheridan, (Curtin University (Australia)

10:30-11:00 (30 mins) Stalking victim trauma: neurological changes within the brain - Dr Mairead Tagg (UK)

11:00-11:30 (30 mins) Stalking Victims Journey through the Criminal Justice Process – Kate Wallace, Victim Support Scotland (UK)

Thursday, 22 Apr (all times BST)

10:15 - 10:30 (15 mins) – Welcome – Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC FRSE (University of Oxford, UK)

10:30 - 11:00 (30 mins) – Policing stalking: identifying stalkers and risk of violence – Prof Karl Roberts (Western Sydney University, Australia)

11:00 - 11:30 (30 mins) – Why stalking is a fundamental human rights issue across Europe - João Lázaro (President of Victim Support Europe, Portugal)

11:30 - 12:00 (30 mins) Break

12:00 - 12:30 (30 mins) – The Sussex journey – Katy Bourne OBE (Sussex Police and APCC Lead for Stalking, UK)

12:30 - 13:00 (30 mins) – The role of psychopathology in stalking by adult strangers and acquaintances – Prof Suzanne Strand (Orerbo University, Sweden)

13:00 - 13:15 (15 mins) – Panel Q&A

13:15 - 14:00 (45 mins) – Lunch

14:00 - 14:30 (30 mins) – Cyberstalking Tradecraft: How stalkers are using technology and how it impacts victims? – Rory Innes (The Cyber Helpline, UK)

14:30 - 15:00 (30 mins) – Centre for Action Against Stalking – Prof Ross Deuchar (University of the West of Scotland, UK)

15:00 - 15:30 (30 mins) – Break

15:30 - 16:00 (30 mins) – The iPredator and how they choose their next victim – Dr Michael Nuccitelli (iPredator Inc, New York, USA)

16:00 - 16:30 (30 mins) – Dynamic interplay between a stalker and their victim – Ann Moulds, (Founder and CEO, Action Against Stalking, UK)

16:30 - 16:45 (15 mins) – Panel Q&A

16:45 - 17:00 (15 mins) – Call to Action – Ann Moulds (Founder and CEO, Action Against Stalking, UK)

17:00 - 17:30 (30 mins) – Close

 

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

 

PRICES

  • £35 per day for Day 1 and 2 

  • £75 for Day 3 

  • £100 for conference full pass (all days) 


Enquiries to: events@actionagainststalking.org
 

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