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Dr Tracey Sagar is a Professor in Criminology and Head of Criminology, College of Law, Swansea University. Debbie Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Director in Undergraduate Studies in Criminology, College of Law, Swansea University. Tracey and Debbie have collaborated on major All Wales research projects over the last ten years including: Sex Work Research Wales; Sex Work and Substance Misuse in Wales; or The Student Sex Work Project. While sex work has been a primary focus of research enquiry, their collective research interests span policing, multi-agency partnership working, sexual exploitation and human trafficking, and sexuality. Tracey and Debbie strive to produce research methodologies that are creative, innovative and inclusive. Their work combines research with new service delivery techniques – bringing academia with practice development together towards achieving positive social change.

Both are academic advisers to the Cardiff Sex Work Forum, founding members of the All Wales Sex Work Safety Group, and Co-Directors of the Consortium for Sexuality Studies: Research, Innovation and Practice at Swansea University.

Board Members

sarah wydall Sarah Wydall

Sarah Wydall is an interpretivist criminologist who has specialised in the area of older people and domestic violence and abuse since 2009. Prior to this, Sarah’s worked as a researcher in department of sociology at Surrey university undertaking qualitative research with ‘sensitive’ or ‘hard to reach’ groups and as a freelance researcher for Hounslow Primary Care Trust and Richmond and Twickenham PCT working in the area of sexual health and wellbeing. Sarah specialises in Community based Participatory Action Research (CbPAR).

In the last three years, Sarah has been awarded a total of £979.500 external funding from a range of funders. Sarah is currently a co-investigator on a 42 month Big Lottery project examining elder abuse and justice, and well-being.

External Research Groups: Sarah is lead for the Violence Network for the Welsh Centre for Crime Social Justice; and also a member of the Durham Research Group on Violence and Abuse:

Sarah also sits on the board of managers for Hafan Cymru and she is a trustee for West Women’s Aid.

Aberystwyth University Research Groups: In 2012 Prof. John Williams, Prof. Alan Clarke and Sarah established the Centre for the Study of Ageing, Abuse and Neglect in the Department of Law and Criminology


Wydall, S., Boaler, R. (2015) ‘Adult Protection, Domestic Abuse and Hate Crime Research’ Report submitted to Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

Clarke, A., Wydall, S (2015) ‘A safe space? Creating opportunities for domestic violence victims to remain in the family home.’ Criminal Justice Matters (forthcoming: March 2015)

Clarke, A., Wydall, S (2013) ‘Making Safe’ A Coordinated Community Response to Empowering Victims and Tackling Perpetrators of Domestic Violence’ Social Policy and Society volume 12, 3, pp. 393-406.

Williams, J., Wydall, S and Clarke, A H. (2013) ‘Protecting older victims of abuse who lack capacity : the role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate’. Elder Law Review

Clarke, A., Wydall, S. (2013) ‘From Rights to Action’: Practitioners’ perceptions of the needs of children experiencing domestic violence’ Child and Family Social Work 

Clarke, A., Williams, J., Wydall, S., Boaler, R (2012) ‘An Evaluation of the Access to Justice Pilot Project’, Welsh Government

sam 2 Sam Geuens

Sam Geuens is a European clinical sexologist (MSc, MA, PEV), hailing from Belgium.

After working in the Netherlands as a clinical sexologist & couples therapist, he returned to Belgium where he worked at the General Hospital St. Elisabeth – Herentals for 6 years. There he co-founded the Policlinic for Sexology in cooperation with the resident departments for Gynecology & Obstetrics and Urology where he counseled people on a variety of sexual and relational dificulties. Also ethicist (MA) by training, Sam sat on the hospital’s ethics board for several years and in his work with clients focuses on normalizing sexuality as a part of life, viewing different sexual practices and preferences as ‘natural variations’ in turn on’s.

Sam’s currently starting a new Polyclinic Sexology at the General Hospital JESSA, Hasselt Belgium, in analogy to his previous hospital initiative.

To further expand the care he can provide his clients, Sam specialised as Solution Focused Psychotherapist at the University College West Flanders & the Korzybski Institute Bruges-Belgium.

A big believer in sharing his views about sexuality, Sam Teaches psychology, sexology and counseling expertise at the PXL University College’s BA Midwifery and BA Nursing. He’s also active as a trainer for Sensoa – the Flemish Expertise Centre for Sexual Health & HIV providing training to diverse professional groups such as federal police, medical doctors, psychologists, nurses, secondary school teachers & principals, policy makers, etc on topics such as sexually boundary crossing behavior, sexual abuse, sexual & relational education methods, sexuality policies in social & health care organizations, …

Sam sits on the boards of the Professional Society for Flemish Sexologists (VVS) and the European Federation of Sexology’s Youth Group (EFS), and is a member of the International Society for Sexuality and Cancer (ISSC) and Centre for Ethics & Value Inquiry (CEVI) based at Ghent university Belgium.

Mark Jones pic 2015 Mark Jones

Mark is a programme director within the college of Human and Health science and has 20 years of experience working alongside young people and the wider community across a range of roles at all levels supporting those from marginalised backgrounds to meet their full potential. Mark has a keen interest in supporting participatory action research with young people and other groups within the community.

Mark is currently studying for a PhD with Swansea University focusing on contemporary religious identities specifically that of young people aged 16-19 who define themselves as LGBTQ+ and either Catholic, Orthodox Jew, Muslim or Jehovah Witness.

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Sexuality and young people
  • Contemporary religious identities
  • Reflective practice and professional development
  • Rights, equality and discrimination
  • Black and minority ethnic perspectives
  • Intergenerational Practice

carol daly Carol Daly

Carol Daly has worked for the South Wales Integrated Offender Intervention Team as Deputy Regional Commissioner for the past 6 years. Carol has recently been appointed the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioners Policy Lead Advisor for Sex Work in South Wales where she is leading on developing a strategic direction to underpin the needs of sex workers. She has 24 Years experience of working in an Operational and Commissioning/ Contract Management role both in the Criminal Justice and Substance Misuse area and has significant experience in the management of multiple sites and/or teams. Carol has worked at the forefront of innovation in Criminal Justice Treatment Systems in South Wales and has recently worked collaboratively to implement a newly designed and radical new concept bringing together previously disjointed treatment provisions for adult offenders (18+) through the new Integrated Offender Interventions Service (IOIS) in partnership with Welsh Government, South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, Home Office, Wales Probation Trust and NOMS. Passionately committed to ensuring quality services are delivered to disadvantaged groups and has a keen interest in developing services to Women and those involved in the sex work arena.

chris morris Professor Chris Morris

Christopher Morris is an award winning documentary filmmaker and Professor of documentary practice. His work in radio and television encompasses documentary, drama, commercials and party political broadcasts. Recurring themes include children (& the changing nature of childhood), religion & marginalised communities.

Since leaving the BBC in 2003, Chris has been working as a freelance documentary director/producer and a story consultant. Recent projects include Fog of Sex, a Lottery funded drama/documentary about student sex workers and ŒMametz¹, a Lottery funded WW1 site-specific play with Owen Sheers & National Theatre Wales.

He has won three BAFTA awards, a Royal Television Society award, the Premios Ondas and prizes at the Berlin, Chicago and Celtic film festivals. In 2009 he won a gold award at the Association for International Broadcasters, for ³Children of God², a BBC World Service radio documentary about child evangelism.

He is now the Director of the School of Film & Television at Falmouth University.

IMAG0162_1 Zoë Couzens

Zoë Couzens is the lead for the Sexual Health Programme of Public Health Wales.

She has recently worked collaboratively with key partners and stakeholders, both from within NHS Wales and non-NHS sectors across Wales, to deliver the requirements of the Sexual Health Review in Wales.  She is a member of the Welsh Government’s Sexual Health Programme Board which is overseeing the implementation of the recommendations from the review.

Zoë is also involved, through Public Health Wales, in the implementation and monitoring of the provision of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV in Wales.

Prior to taking up her role in Public Health, Zoë was a Specialist Dietitian for HIV from the early 1990s.