Ann's professional background is in Psychology and Clinical Behavioural Psychotherapy, training and development. It was after Ann's experience of being the victim of a long and horrendous stalking campaign that she launched her award-winning Campaign Action Scotland Against Stalking in 2009 with the overall aim of having stalking recognised as a specific criminal offence within Scottish law and to give the victim an identity and a voice within the Criminal Justice Process.
Campaign Action Scotland Against Stalking quickly became a national and international campaign, and over the past five years, Ann and her team have contributed to some major breakthroughs:
The introduction of the 'Offence of Stalking' Sec 39 Criminal Justice & Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010
The introduction of stalking into the Council of Europe's European Convention to Combat Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence
The introduction of two new offences of stalking into the Protection of Freedoms Act, 2012 in England & Wales
In December 2014 she launched the Civil Justice Campaign 'Restoring the Balance of Justice' in conjunction with top lawyer, Kim Lesley, Partner at Digby Brown LLP, one of Scotland’s largest law firms. This triggered England & Wales to launch their own civil campaign 'Restoring the Balance of Justice' in September 2015, marking a UK National Initiative.
Ann has continued to raise awareness of the seriousness of stalking and to promote improved response for victims. She has delivered training to the Police, Criminal Justice professionals, government-funded bodies, educational institutions and victim support agencies across Scotland as well as on the international stage. She has presented as a Keynote Speaker at conferences and seminars across the UK and on the European platform. She has been consulted on many developments in Scotland and abroad regarding stalking and improving response to victims.
Due to her trailblazing work, Ann has gained the support of policy makers, government officials, the Crown Office, Police Scotland, victim support agencies, NHS and education officials towards ensuring the successful implementation of the legislation is supported by state cooperation.
Awards for Ann Moulds:
Safer Communities 2015 Award for their Schools Stalking Project; Friends Request' - March 2015
The 2014 Suzy Lamplugh Trust National Personal Safety Awards 'Most Inspiring Individual', in recognition of the work being done across the UK to help keep people safe from the risk of violence and aggression & best practice in the field across all sectors
Paul Harris International Rotarian Fellowship Award - June 2014
Nominated as Scotswoman of Year 2013
Emma Humphries Memorial Prize (EHMP) for “Outstanding Individual Achievement towards Helping Stop Violence Against Women”, the first time this UK National Award has been won by a Scotswoman - October 2011
Scottish Politicians’ Campaigner of the Year Award - November 2010
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) Campaign of the Year Awards - June 2010