Sarah Simons

Sarah Simons is a Kenyan mid-career professional who started from an academic background in Education, Gender, Environment and Development Studies. She previously worked in the public and private sectors in Eastern Africa and is currently a trained Crime Investigator, Researcher, Analyst and Lecturer specializing in Crime Victim Support and Witness Protection. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC), Cardiff University as a SIRC-Nippon Foundation PhD Fellow. She is also a trained Crime Victim and Witness Support volunteer with the UK National Victim Support & Witness Service. Her thesis entitled ‘Analysis of Maritime Piracy in Eastern Africa between 2000 and 2011 and its Impact on Seafarers’ Welfare” focuses on shipping crew in the international fleet as a professional group and (potential)victims of Maritime Piracy.  

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