Dr Mary Young

About me

Dr Mary Alice Young: Expert in criminal use of secrecy jurisdictions & transnational organized crime. 

Dr Young attended the 8th Session of the COP to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, Vienna, Austria, October 2016.

***Dr Young interviewed for Bristol Cable breaking story December 2016***​

Mary gained her PhD in October 2011 from Aberystwyth University. In 2012, Mary was made a Research Fellow, researching organised crime links between Jamaica and the UK. In 2013, a move to Aberystwyth's School of Management and Business saw Mary teaching international banking. At UWE since 2013, Mary is an active researcher who teaches a range of modules in her specialist area. 

Media and consultancy work:

2016 Workshop: FSA at Henley Business School.

2016 Interview: Wall Street Journal, Bristol Cable.

2016 Invited: BBC's Newsnight & Newsday following Panama Papers leak.

2015 Interview: BBC Radio Wiltshire , Latin Lawyer.

2014 Interview: Deutsche Welle, Financial Times.

2014 Invited: Dods Parliamentary Communications.

2013 Interview: LA Times.

2012 Workshop: Abu Dhabi police at the former SOCA headquarters.​​

Dr Young has won Highly Commended Paper twice, for her articles in the Journal of Money Laundering Control, which have been downloaded ​2000 times (June 2016).


​New m​onograph signing with Edward Elgar; 'Creating Risk Offshore: The Role of Financial Secrecy​​ Laws in Driving Financial Crime​'.

  • 2017 Convenor and Chair, 'Organized Crime', SLSA.
  • 2017 Research Fellow, LCIL, Cambridge University.
  • 2016-17 Awarded SLSA Mentoring grant.
  • 2016 ​PUBLISHED: Written Evidence ​​​on Conflict, Stabi​​lity and Security Fund, Parliamentary Joint Committee NSS.​
  • 2016 Tax Justice Network conference, City University.
  • ​2014-16 Convenor and Chair, '​Banking and Finance', SLSA.​​
  • 2015 ECPR Sta​nding Group on Organised Crime First General Conference, Naples University.
  • 2014-16 Convenor, Cambridge think tank on organised crime.
  • 2014/15 SPUR 6 award holder (£12,000).
  • 2015 Research Fellow, LCIL, Cambridge University.
  • 2007-2016 Cambridge International​ Symposium on Economic Crime. 

Area of expertise


Guest Editorships:

  • 2017 Co-editor, special edition Trends in Organized Crime.​
  • 2016 ​Contributing author, LexisNexis® Guide to FATCA Compliance​,  Chapter 1.
  • 2015 Editor The Company Lawyer - July 2015.
  • 2015 Editor Journal of Financial Crime - ​October 2015.
  • 2015 Editor Tax Justice Network Focus - November 2015.


  • 2015 ​Global Initiative Network of Experts, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.
  • 2015 Standing Gr​oup on Organised Crime, European Consortium for Political Research.
  • 2014 Contributing Intelligence Analyst, Open Briefing.


  • 2013 Seminars with NCA and Western Union.
  • 2012 Closed training workshop for the Abu Dhabi police force with SOCA.
  • 2012 Research, University of the West Indies, Jamaica (funded).
  • 2010 Trade Based Money Laundering, Carlton Hotel, Amsterdam, (funded).
  • 2009 Research, Attorney General's Chambers, Cayman Islands.
  • 2009 FATF/Interpol conference on money laundering typologies, Cayman Islands.
  • 2009 4 months working at the UNODC, Lao PDR.

 ​​​Read Mary's interview​​​ with Vincent Manancourt of the Latin Lawyer.

​Read Mary's Bristol Cable interview here.​

In paperback​​​

 Banking Secrecy and Offshore Financial Centers: Money laundering and offshore banking.​​

My Publications