Professor Tracey Sagar

Professor of Criminology
@ Swansea University

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In 2013 Tracey Sagan and Deborah Jones were awarded approximately £489,000 by the Big Lottery Innovation Grant for the 'Student Sex Work Project' which pursues the development of innovative research, service development and creative dissemination. This is cross sector partnership work with the University of South Wales, Terrence Higgins Trust Cymru, the National Health Service and the National Union of Students Cymru.

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology at Swansea University continues to produce new knowledge on sex work in Wales. Tracey and Deborah Jones have worked with a variety of statutory bodies and front line agencies in a multi-agency capacity over several years to provide an evidence base towards the development of policy and practice for sex workers who work both on and off street. Particularly this important work has involved collaborations with: Police forces across Wales; The Cardiff Sex Work/Prostitution Forum; Gibran UK; Cyrenians Cymru; Women in Need; Terrence Higgins Trust; PASOP ; The UK network of Sex Work Projects (UKNSWP) and All Wales network of Sex Work Projects; Gwent Anti-Trafficking Group; The Wales Anti-Human Trafficking and Slavery Group; Student Sex Work Policy Group.

Collaborative work has not only produced a solid knowledge base regarding the sex markets in Wales but it has also led to the sharing of innovative ideas and practice. The Centre of Criminology and Criminal Justice has hosted several events in recent years to promote understanding. In 2013 the University hosted the Student Sex Work Conference; Sex Work Symposium and Student Sex Work Policy Group Meeting. In 2014 Tracey and Debbie collaborated with Gibran UK to present the findings of the four year project 'Sex Work Research Wales' and hosted the European Symposium on sex work in November 2014.