Research and Evaluations
- Modern Slavery Innovation Fund (MSIF) Research: The role of organised crime in human trafficking and modern slavery from Nigeria, Albania and Vietnam Human Trafficking: An Organised Crime?: Amazon.co.uk: Jesperson, Sasha, Henriksen, Rune, Barry, Anne-Marie, Jones, Michael: 9781787381285: Books
- A Game of Chance? Report: Evaluating long-term support for survivors across England and Scotland
- Culture-specific support for victims of trafficking – service delivery and research: A two-year project funded by ARISE Foundation, whereby a Research Practitioner, (specialist Albanian-speaking) worked with Albanian survivors in Women @ the Well and the Medaille Trust and evaluated the cultural specific input.
- Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Funded Project with the Right’s Lab: Pathways Through Liberation - Revealing Survivors' Support Journeys Outside of the UK National Referral Mechanism.
- What Looks Promising for Tackling Modern Slavery: A review of practice-based research
The Centre has carried out independent evaluations of various support providers for survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking. These have helped those organisations to see the impact of their work and consider possible areas for improvement.
Embedded in the Centre are four PhD students, carrying out research in various topics including gender-based violence in IDP camps in Nigeria, sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines, youth’s perceptions of modern slavery and media discourses on irregular migrants in the UK.
The Centre has established an MA in Human trafficking, Migration and Organised Crime which will enter its sixth year in September 2021. This unique postgraduate programme offers UK and international students the opportunity to study modern slavery and human trafficking from a wide and interdisciplinary perspective. Many graduates of this course continue to work in the field of modern slavery, and increasingly constitute a network of ‘agents for change’.
Education Opportunities for Survivors of Modern Slavery
The Centre is committed to supporting the development of educational opportunities for survivors, working alongside sector professionals to apply for funding and contribute to the design and delivery of educational programmes.
The Centre is committed to wider awareness-raising, training and education, and has delivered talks on modern slavery to diverse audiences, from local to international including the Global Sustainability Network, the National Board of Catholic Women, the UK’s Ministry of Defense and Doctors of the World.
The Centre has also advised the UK’s National Crime Agency and continues to offer research expertise, where possible.
Dr Kathryn Hodges in collaboration with Snowdrop and in close consultation with various experts in the field, have produced and published the National Training Standards: Identification, Care and Support of Victims/Survivors of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. The publication of this pivotal standards framework was supported by Skills for Care.
MA level CPD Module: Identification, Support and Care of Victims of Modern-day Slavery (funded by the Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation). Developed with consultation and input from expert practitioners in the field.