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Research interests

My research in child trafficking, exploitation and modern slavery is a crosscutting social issue, relevant to policy areas of child protection, criminal justice, social policy, child migration, immigration and human rights. My research engages with how children experience contemporary childhood and adolescence, explores their experiences of  social issues they face and criticallly engages with policy responses.

My research interests lie in qualitative and child-focused research exploring children’s worlds, child protection and children’s rights. I have an interest in developing increased participation of children and young people in social work research, policy and practice.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

A wide range of projects that explore child abuse, child protection and child welfare. Topics may include child abuse and trauma, exploitation, trafficking, migration and modern slavery. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

External Examiner, University of Wales

11 Jul 201830 Sept 2022


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