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Geoff Newiss

Geoff is a specialist in the field of child abduction and missing persons, with experience working in central government, with the police, and in small to medium-sized charities. He is the Director of Action Against Abduction, a UK-based not-for-profit which undertakes research and develops policy and practice to keep children safe from abduction.

Geoff is also a Visiting Research Fellow and part-time lecturer at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth. Most recently he has completed research to inform the development of search strategies for men who go missing on a night out, with a particular focus on those who are found deceased.

Geoff previously worked as a senior research officer at the UK Home Office, undertaking studies of missing person cases that result in homicide and the risk of fatality in missing person cases. He later served as the director of policy and research at the UK charity Missing People, leading a programme to examine the impact of going missing on family members left behind.