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Research and Evaluations



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.

PhD Research

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.


MA in Human Trafficking, Migration and Organised Crime

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.

Training Standards

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.

CPD Accredited Module in line with Tier 3 of the National Training Standards

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.