The fourth Alice Ruggles Trust conference will be held on

Thursday, 13 October 2022

at College Court conference centre, University of Leicester (and on-line)


About the conference

The Alice Ruggles Trust, in partnership with the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester, are proud to announce the fourth of our annual conferences where we bring together a range of practitioners and academics with a particular interest in stalking.

We warmly invite colleagues in the police, CPS, judiciary, social and healthcare services, probation services, and the charity sector together with academics and students from criminology, forensic psychology and other disciplines engaged in research related to stalking. As ever, we hope to stimulate further integration between these groups in order to improve strategies to tackle stalking and thus make victims safer.

This year we are focusing on three interrelated themes: cyberstalking, perpetrator interventions and multi-agency approaches.

We are delighted to be able to offer a physical conference once again, bringing with it all the possibilities for delegates to meet and talk informally that are simply not possible in a “virtual” environment. There will also be an option to join the conference on-line, but owing to technical constraints access to certain parallel workshop sessions is likely to be restricted.


Keynote speakers and workshops

Our main keynote speakers will be

Rory Innes, Founder and CEO of The Cyber Helpline
Rory has spent his whole career in cybersecurity and has worked for leading global cybersecurity companies in a range of senior management positions. He is responsible for building the Cyber Helpline, one of the first cybersecurity practices dedicated to helping individuals and families, rather than businesses.

DCC Paul Mills, National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) lead for stalking and harassment offences
Paul holds a Masters from the University of Cambridge in Police Leadership and Applied Criminology and a PhD from Bath Spa University. He was the Chair of the Strategic Planning Group for both the Salisbury and Amesbury novichok poisoning incidents. In the 2020 New Year Honours list Paul was awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Distinguished Service.

Dan Price-Jones, Consultant Forensic Psychologist at Cheshire Constabulary’s multi-agency Harm Reduction Unit (HRU)
Dan’s clinical background is within both secure hospital and community settings, working particularly with adults with an intellectual disability who present with diverse risk and offending behaviours. His passion for the practical application of psychological knowledge informed the creation, development and establishment of the Cheshire Constabulary’s Integrated Anti-Stalking Unit (IASU), the forerunner of the HRU.

We will also be running a number of parallel workshops relating to each of our three themes: cyberstalking, perpetrator interventions and multi-agency approaches. Details will be announced in due course.

This year, for the first time, we will also have a poster display of ongoing projects by research students from Universities around the country.


The venue and practicalities

College Court is a conference centre with hotel accommodation run by the University of Leicester. It has ample free car parking and is situated 2.2km (1.4 miles) from Leicester station, with good bus connections.

The conference will use a number of different meeting rooms for its main and breakout sessions. Lunch and refreshments are included in the conference fee, with free tea and coffee being available all day in the bar/lounge.

The centre also has a range of smaller rooms and open spaces where delegates can gather informally.

Limited on-site accommodation is available for those wishing to stay over on the night before the conference. Rooms can be booked when you register, or else directly with College Court (at a slightly higher cost), subject to availability. Book early to avoid disappointment!*


Celebratory dinner

We will be holding a celebratory dinner at College Court on the previous evening (Wed 12 Oct) to mark the fifth anniversary of the Alice Ruggles Trust, with a number of special guests.

Delegates are very welcome to join us at this dinner—and we hope that many will. You can book the dinner using the second button below.


Tickets and pricing

General admission (physical attendance at conference, including lunch and refreshments)

£85

Early-bird admission (as above, AVAILABLE UNTIL JULY 13)

£65

Student admission (as above)

£35

 

General admission with overnight accommodation and breakfast

£135

Early-bird admission with overnight accommodation and breakfast (AVAILABLE UNTIL JULY 13)

£115

Student admission with overnight accommodation and breakfast

£85

 

General admission (on-line)

£35

Student admission (on-line)

£15


Fifth anniversary dinner

£35


 *Other accommodation is available in Leicester for attendees preferring to find their own hotel, e.g.