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Our Team

Established in 2018 by Dr Daniel Allen in collaboration with Debbie Matthews at the Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance, Pet Theft Reform is run by a small collection of volunteers and passionate public voices all dedicated to ensuring that our beloved pets are seen as more than just property.

Our Founders


Dr Daniel Allen

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Founder & Animal Geographer, Keele University


Debbie Matthews

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Founder & CEO at Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance

Academic and Specialist Advisors


Dr Daniel Allen

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Lecturer and Programme Director for Geography, Keele University


Dr Helen Selby-Fell

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Senior Lecturer in Policing Organisation & Practice (POP), Open University


Prof Ken Pease OBE

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Forensic Psychologist, Visiting Professor and Fellow, University College London


Dr Jamie Arathoon

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ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Edinburgh

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Dr Marc Abraham OBE

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Multi award winning media vet and animal welfare campaigner


Prof John Cooper QC

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QC at 25 Bedford Row


Beverley Cuddy

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Editor of Dogs Today & Dogs Monthly

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