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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

Debbie Matthews, Points of Light 1847

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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