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MEET THE TEAM

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ALISON HURST

Director 

Alison joined the West Midlands Police in 1995 and since that time has performed a variety of roles across the West Midlands area.

 
Over the last six years Alison has completed training as a Senior Investigating Officer and has worked on the Public Protection Unit across both the adult and child abuse thematics. During this time Alison has been working closely with both internal and external partners building strong relationships across the statutory partnerships to ensure the most vulnerable are protected.

 

More recently Alison has had responsibility for the strategic management of the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub, serious and complex child abuse investigation teams, as well as the Force investigations for reports of online grooming and distribution of indecent images.

 

Alison has experience of leading and delivering change, including leading on the Force Criminal Investigation and volume crime project strands on a two year Force change programme designed to restructure the police crime portfolio to maximise efficiency and outcomes to victims.

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HINESH MEHTA

Head of Cyber and Innovation

Hinesh has been a police officer for over 16 years, most recently the Detective Inspector for the Regional Cyber Crime Unit.  The majority of his service has been spent as a detective in various departments, including murder investigation and started the countries first Digital Media Investigator Unit. He has specialised in exploiting technology to assist in the most serious of crimes including murder and kidnap.  He has been heavily involved with shaping the police response to cybercrime in establishing four new teams.  With a wealth of experience, he is currently trying to increase the skill set of the force and is working to prevent organisations from becoming victims of cybercrime.

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MEGAN GALLAGHER

Client Relationship Manager

Megan began working with the West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre in September 2020 in the role of Client Relationship Manager. Alongside her role, Megan is currently studying for her Masters in Cyberpsychology at the University of Wolverhampton.

 

Megan has a passion for technology and the internet, with a drive to understand how people are affected by and navigate the online world. As part of both her BS Psychology Degree and her Master’s degree, Megan has gained significant experience in conducting psychological research and handling/analysing data (particularly qualitative).

Danielle Healy

Membership and Services Advisor

Danielle joins the West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre as the Membership and Service Advisor, to help businesses in the region benefit from the wealth of cyber guidance and services that the centre has to offer. Having worked as a client executive in the technology sector for over 10 years Danielle has a wealth of experience in supporting small to medium businesses through championing a no jargon approach.  

 

In her spare time, Danielle enjoys fitness training.

The contents of this website are provided for general information only and are not intended to replace specific professional advice relevant to your situation. The intention of The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands is to encourage cyber resilience by raising issues and disseminating information on the experiences and initiatives of others.  Articles on the website cannot by their nature be comprehensive and may not reflect most recent legislation, practice, or application to your circumstances. The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands provides affordable services and Trusted Partners if you need specific support. For specific questions please contact us.

 

The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information or materials published on this document. The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands is not responsible for the content of external internet sites that link to this site or which are linked from it.