Founder & CEO; Action Against Stalking, Clinical Behavioural Psychotherapist, Accredited BABCP, Accredited Trainer COSCA.
Ann's professional background is in Psychology and Clinical Behavioural Psychotherapy, training and development. In 2009, she launched her award winning campaign Action Scotland Against Stalking (ASAS) with the overall aim of having stalking recognised as a specific criminal offence within Scottish law and to give the victim an identity and a voice.
Campaign Action Scotland quickly became a national and international campaign, and over the past five years Ann and her team have contributed to some major breakthroughs – most notably the introduction of the 'Offence of Stalking' (sec 39 Criminal Justice & Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010). The introduction of stalking into the Council of Europe's European Convention to combat Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence and in March 2012, England & Wales introduced two new offences of stalking into the Protection of Freedoms Act, 2012.
Ann has presented as a key speaker at conferences and seminars across the country and on the European platform, and is committed to providing high quality training to police, criminal justice professionals, government funded bodies, educational institutions and victim support agencies across Scotland as well as on the international stage.