Day 1 Speakers – Summer Symposium 2019

29 Jun


Monday, July 1st:

Simon Stockley 


Prior to coming to Cambridge, Simon spent 10 years at Imperial College Business School as director of the full-time MBA program and a principal teaching fellow. His MBA course in entrepreneurship was ranked 3rd in the world by the Financial Times. Outside work, Simon is a social entrepreneur and an advocate for trafficked women, in which capacity he has advised Parliament. He holds several non-executive directorships and has advised well over 100 technology start-ups.


Rev. Dr. Carrie Pemberton Ford


Director of the Centre and developing the research programs and projects
which the Centre pursues is Dr. Pemberton Ford who established the Centre in 2008, and has been building its affiliate network over the last 10 years.

A popular speaker, (Ted X University of Cambridge 2018),  and prolific author, with numerous policy evaluation and strategic direction papers submitted to a range of enforcement, International, Governmental and non-governmental Organisations,  Dr. Ford lectures widely in the UK and internationally.

The Academic years 2017 – 2019, have been particularly busy with new work evolving in the Balkans alongside her long term specialism in Central and West Africa.  Dr Ford has been a panellist and platform speaker on events addressing counter trafficking in Switzerland, Cote d’Ivoire, Romania, Moldova, North Macedonia, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium,  developing papers on issues pertaining to effective protection, children’s rights, resilience to organ trafficking and prevention of a range of human trafficking abuses across these territories.

Professor Soulla Louca


Professor Soulla Louca has coordinated and evaluated numerous projects for the National Science Foundation (NSF- USA), Research Promotion Foundation (RPF-Cyprus) and European Framework for the European Commission. She chaired the European program COST ( with 36 participating Member States and 3000 researchers in e-Society, Information Security, Networks, and Nanotechnologies (2006). She has pioneered research in blockchain technologies (2014) in her University, designing and developing the first MSc (worldwide) in Digital Currency, academic certificates publishing on blockchain ( ) and breakthrough events – Decentralized 2017 ( ). She is a professor in the Management & MIS Department and Director of the Blockchain Initiative at the University of Nicosia.


Teresa Rodriguez Montañés

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Teresa Rodríguez Montañés holds a Ph.D. in Law.  Writer, a researcher, public speaker, national and international consultant, is an expert in Criminal Law and Human Rights.

She is currently Full Professor of Criminal Law at Alcalá University Law School (Madrid, Spain) and former Legal Adviser at the Spanish Constitutional Court for more than twelve years. During her long academic career, Teresa has been teaching and researching not only in Spain but also in many other countries (Germany, USA, Argentina, Cuba, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua). Moreover, she has taken part in capacity building and training activities for judges, prosecutors, lawyers and police officers, and given expert advice on criminal policy and law enforcement in many fora.


Teresa is the author of four books and more than forty articles and papers. Her areas of expertise include risk crimes, economic criminality, corporate crimes, the criminal policy as well as terrorism, torture, abortion, gender violence, freedom of expression and Human Trafficking.

Regarding Human Trafficking, she´s been associated researcher on two European Projects funded by EC-DG Home Affairs: “The fight against trafficking in human beings in EU: promoting legal cooperation and victim´s protection” and “Psychological Health Impact of THB for sexual exploitation on Female Victims. Consequences for stakeholders” (PHIT). She is also a member of the Regional Implementation Initiative against Trafficking in Human Beings, attending meetings in  Vienna she attends on a regular basis. Moreover, she is the Director of the Course: Expert in Human Trafficking, the first and only University degree in Human Trafficking in Spain.

In 2014 she published a report about Labour exploitation in Spain based on the analysis of real cases provided by the Special Prosecutor against Human Trafficking (Trata de seres humanos y explotación laboral en España: reflexiones sobre la realidad práctica, en La Ley Penal, núm.109, 2014, pp. 5-19; Trata de seres humanos y explotación laboral en España: reflexiones sobre la realidad práctica, in: ALCACER y otros (Coord.), “La trata de seres humanos: persecución penal y protección de las víctimas”, Edisofer, Madrid, 2015, pp. 57-82).

In 2016, as Visiting Professor at the Center for International Human Rights, John Jay College (NY), she conducted a research Project, Business and Human Trafficking, focused on the accountability of business engaged in the trafficking for labor exploitation. She is still working on this topic in order to publish a book.


Mr. Rainer Franosch


Mr. Franosch is the Deputy Director-General for Criminal Law of the Ministry of Justice of the German Federal State of Hesse. Within the Ministry’s Department of Law, his areas of responsibilities have included the public prosecution service, the law of criminal procedure as well as cybercrime. He has also served as the Head of the Cybercrime Center and Senior Public Prosecutor at the office of the General Public Prosecutor of the German Federal State of Hesse. In his 17-year service as a public prosecutor, he has investigated numerous cases of online child exploitation, many of them in international cooperation with law enforcement agencies from all over the world.

Since 1999 he is an instructor for police officers, public prosecutors, judges and other law enforcement agency members in matters concerning cybercrime and economic crime, e.g. at the German Academy for Judges and Prosecutors, the Academy of European Law (ERA) and the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN). He also educates the German armed forces on military and international law. Mr. Franosch holds a law degree from the University of Marburg, Germany.


David B. Grant

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David B. Grant is Professor of Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. His doctoral research at the University of Edinburgh investigated customer service, satisfaction, and service quality in UK food processing logistics and received the James Cooper Memorial Cup Ph.D. Award from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) in 2003. David’s research interests include logistics customer service, satisfaction and service quality; in-store and online retail logistics; reverse, closed-loop and sustainable logistics; and humanitarian and developmental logistics. Recently funded research projects include EU H2020 Integrated system for real-time TRACKing and collective intelligence in civilian humanitarian missions (iTRACK); EU FP7 Logistic Efficiencies And Naval architecture for Wind Installations with Novel Developments (LEANWIND); and Liikesivistysrahasto (Finnish Foundation for Economic Education) online service failure and recovery in Finnish public sector organizations. Other recent research has focussed on sustainable supply chain performance measures; supply chain sustainability in developing economies of Thailand and Vietnam; reverse logistics of end-of-life pharmaceutical products in Nigeria; sustainability and risk in fashion supply chains; and total loss and waste in food retailing. David has over 250 publications in various refereed journals, books and conference proceedings and is on the editorial board of seven international journals. His co-authored books for Kogan Page, Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Fashion Logistics, are now in their second editions. In 2019 David was ranked 5th in Economics, Business and Management and 1st in Industrial Economics and Logistics in an academic study determining the ‘top ten professors in Finland’ for research impact and productivity and reported by Helsingin Sanomat, the country’s largest newspaper; and awarded the Bualuang ASEAN Chair Professorship for 2019-21 at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand.


Dr. Teo Keipi

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Dr. Teo Keipi is a social psychologist specializing in the dynamics of individual and group decision-making and motivation in anonymous or semi-anonymous environments. His research includes issues of risk, victimization, social identity and responsibility diffusion. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles on these themes in addition to issues of national level ideological change, technology use, political participation, wellbeing, trust and shifts in public opinion over time. He has also written a scientific book on online hate victimization and the social identity effects of social media. His research and theoretical base are a mix of social psychology, economic sociology, and behavioral economics.

Teo is currently a senior researcher at Aalto University in Finland’s Helsinki region. His current research involves studying organizational decision-making strategy, entrepreneurial identity, and design thinking in terms of problem framing in multicultural contexts. He has also worked in the private sector as an independent consultant focusing on strategy, branding and market targeting, while also being involved with linking companies to partnerships with multinational corporations. Teo has lived in Finland for 10 years, having defended his doctoral dissertation there in 2015. He was born and raised in the Washington D.C. area in the U.S. and is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Finland.


Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe

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Loraine Gelsthorpe is Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow and Tutor for Graduate Affairs at Pembroke College. She is also Director of the Institute, Director of Graduate Education for the Institute, and Director of a research center within also: the Centre for Community, Gender and Social Justice. Beyond this, she is Co-convenor of the University-wide multi-disciplinary Cambridge Migration Research Network (CAMMIGRES). She also sits on various University Committees including the General Board Education Committee and the Board of Graduate Studies. Loraine has wide interests in the links between criminal justice and social justice, looking at race, gender and social exclusion, women and sentencing, and at the effectiveness of youth and community penalties in particular. She also has a strong interest in research methodologies and research ethics.

Loraine has lived in Cambridge since the early 1980s when she came to do an M.Phil in Criminology, though the call of a Ph.D. was stronger than a return to social work career. After the Ph.D. she had a number of post-doc appointments at Lancaster, UCNW (Bangor) and at the LSE, which involved work with the Metropolitan Police and London boroughs on diversion from prosecution, men’s prisons in the Midlands, and race and gender issues in pre-sentence reports respectively. She began working for the University of Cambridge in 1991. Professor Gelsthorpe sits on various government Advisory Committees, was deputy chair of the 2014 REF exercise (Social Policy panel), and is immediate past President of the British Society of Criminology. She chairs the European Society of Criminology Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice Working Group.

Professor Gelsthorpe is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She was an 11+ failure and increasingly sees a need to speak out about this – to encourage others whose own routes in higher education may not be traditional. Loraine is a psychoanalytical psychotherapist in her ‘spare time’, and a trustee of Pembroke House, a community center in Walworth, South London, and Women’s Break Out:

Publications include several books, the most recent of which is Research Ethics in Criminology: Dilemmas, Issues, and Solutions


Dr. Neil Stott 


Neil Stott was Chief Executive of Keystone Development Trust until April 2015. Keystone is one of the largest development trusts in the country delivering community development, social enterprises, and property development.

Neil is a Senior Associate of Locality’s consultancy. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Place Management (SFIPM), a Fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, a Visiting Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University, and a Visiting Social Innovator at Memorial University’s Centre for Social Enterprise, Newfoundland, Canada.

Previous appointments:

Previously Neil was Head of Community Development at Canterbury City Council, Principal Officer (Community) at Cambridge City Council and a youth and community worker for a number of children’s charities including Mencap, Elfrida Rathbone and Contact-a-Family in London.

Neil has managed a wide variety of public and social sector services including community safety, racial harassment investigations, race equality, grants, tenant participation and children, youth and community projects.


Mark Burns-Williamson


Mark was born in Castleford in 1964 and attended local schools before taking an apprenticeship as a stone mason. Having done an access course at Park Lane College in Leeds Mark gained a joint honors degree in History and Politics from Bradford University.

He has worked across West Yorkshire for over 30 years in public and private sector organizations including West Yorkshire County Council, Castleford Citizens Advice Bureau, Cable Tel Ltd, Cannon, The Rugby Football League and Halifax PLC.

In 1998 Mark was elected as a Labour councilor to represent the ward of Castleford Central and Glasshoughton. He became a member of the West Yorkshire Police Authority in 1999 and Chair of the Authority in 2003. He was elected Chair of the Association of Police Authorities in 2011 where he was instrumental in enabling the transition to the formation of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), and now serves on a number of national working groups as well as a leading campaigner on issues such as the Proceeds of Crime legislation and Human Trafficking. Mark was awarded an OBE in 2012 for services to the community and policing.

In June 2012 Mark was selected as Labour’s Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for West Yorkshire and on 15 November was elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire. He stood down as a councilor in January 2013 as he had pledged.

Mark is a trustee of Castleford Heritage Trust and a governor of Castleford Academy. He is a lifelong Castleford Tigers fan, a former rugby league player and President of Glasshoughton Cricket Club.


Kerry Gibson

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Kerry Gibson is the President of EcoCentury Technologies, which is a socially directed developer and distributor of clean Technologies such as LED lighting and Hydrogen powered amphibious vehicles. Kerry serves on the Board of Directors of many Foundations and Organizations, along with building a scholarship fund for Women in Trades, creating accessibility through both policy and infrastructure, directs large scale economic development for social protection, fundraising/PR for various causes, building legislation, mentoring youth around the world, President of Municipal party YES Vancouver, and spokesperson for the Lyft ridesharing coalition in BC.

She currently is focused on several collaborations that will address the SDGs both locally and globally using innovative solutions applying a business lens to philanthropy. Ms. Gibson speaks on global platforms including the UN addressing economic development, the promotion of equality for all, and has represented the private sector’s role in civil society. She has been named UN Women Planet 5050 Champion, the Canadian Ambassador for the United Nations Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Campaign, a Canadian Global Goodwill Ambassador, and has recently received a Times of Canada award for Excellence in Innovation, a Shakti Award, and the 2018 Honour Award by the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organization.


Dietmar Roller 

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Dietmar Roller was born in a small village in the South of Germany and grew up in a farming environment. A life-changing experience was his first visit to East Africa when in a very young age during 2 months in Kenya he decided to study social sciences and theology to understand more about people, culture and development.  He went to University in Germany, Switzerland and the USA. He owns a master’s degree in intercultural studies from the Columbia International University. 


Roller’s work priorities are conflicts minerals and their effects on the local population, in particular, illegal gold mining in Geita, Tanzania. This was followed by project assessments and evaluations in Kivu, Congo on coltan and cobalt mining up until today he helps NGO`s working in the Kivu region. His is an expert on the issue of Slavery through boundary labor as well as human trafficking for sexual exploitation.

Sind 2013 Mr. Roller is the Executive Director of International Justice Mission (IJM) Germany ( His international experience showed him the vulnerability of poor people in our world. Without a functional justice system, the poor are defenseless against injustice in most cases. This has also a huge impact on other approaches in development cooperation. This is what Mr. Roller wants to underline in the social and political discussion about the fight against poverty.  

Apart from his occupation at IJM, Mr. Roller teaches development theories to master students of UNISA, South Africa. In addition, European NGOs ask him frequently for advice about conflict minerals and development approaches in extremely difficult situations. 

Mr. Roller is one of the most profiled development experts in the matter of combining human rights and sustainable development in fighting modern days slavery and human trafficking. He is convinced that participation and empowerment of the target groups is possible in every situation, even in the most difficult human rights violations. However, it needed solidarity and support from the outside, for example from organizations as IJM. Together with the local civil society and sustainable development approaches, we can change the world to a better place.


Benjamin Thomas Greer


Benjamin Thomas Greer, J.D. – CalOES Senior Instructor in the Homeland Security/Human Trafficking Division

Mr. Greer’s role at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services is as a Subject Matter Expert in the field of human trafficking and child sexual exploitation; specifically instructing and developing human trafficking courses for law enforcing and emergency personnel.  His primary tasks include:

  • Creating multiple courses related to human trafficking and child sexual exploitation for OES’s California Specialized Training Institute, 
  • Researching and course development of the nexus between terrorist financing and human trafficking,
  • Working with the State Threat Assessment Center, Joint Terrorism Task Forces and Fusion Centers on human trafficking intelligence products,
  • Integrating human trafficking intelligence into the Terrorism Liaison Officer training program, and
  • Providing issue directed briefings on the current state of human trafficking and its nexus to terrorism in California.

Before I joining Cal OES Mr. Greer served as a Special Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice – Office of the Attorney General.  There he leads a team of attorneys and non-attorneys in a comprehensive report for the California Attorney General entitled, “The State of Human Trafficking in California 2012.”  He has published numerous American Law Review and International Journal articles and has presented/lectured in 9 counties.  He is a federally recognized human trafficking training expert by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC – TTAC) Training & Technical Assistance Center and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA – NTAC) Training and Technical Assistance Center; helped California draft and negotiate Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) with the Mexican Government, draft and lobby anti-trafficking legislation (both domestically and internationally) and plays a prominent role as Contributing/Advisory Board member on two International Peer-Reviewed Anti-trafficking Journals.

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