Geoff Newiss first became involved in the study of missing persons as a member of the Home Office Serious Crime research team.
Geoff has published a review of police policy and practice in responding to missing persons before going on to undertake a large-scale study of homicide investigations which start as missing person inquiries. He has since completed studies of missing episodes which result in fatality and the characteristics of long-term disappearances.
In 2007, he became the director of policy and research at the charity Missing People, where he oversaw work to examine the impact on families when someone goes missing and the development of information sharing processes between the charity and organisations working with homeless people in Westminster.
Geoff is currently the director of research at Parents and Abducted Children Together (PACT). His study of police-recorded offences of child abduction and kidnapping won a police commendation in 2013. In 2014, he published a critique of 'stranger danger' and has a strong interest in developing new evidence-based abduction avoidance strategies.
Geoff is also a search technician with Hampshire Search and Rescue (HANTSAR).
Mobile phone number: 07776 252034
|1996||Social Policy and Administration (IT) Masters, University of Kent|
|1995||Combined Studies (Social Policy) BA, University of Humberside|
|2011||Director of research, Parents and Abducted Children Together (PACT)|
|2007||Director of policy and research, Missing People|
|2004||Senior research officer, Home Office Research and Statistics Directorate|