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Research interests

My research in child trafficking and modern slavery is a crosscutting social issue, relevant to policy areas of child protection, child migration, criminal justice, immigration, social policy and human rights. My research engages with how children experience contemporary childhood and adolescence in a globalised world and considers the cross-national contexts of separated children, migrating across borders.

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 in social work research and practice.

Willing to supervise PhD

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. 

External positions

External Examiner, University of Wales

11 Jul 201830 Sep 2022

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Child Trafficking Public Engagement Project

Gearon, A.


Project: Research-related funding

ESRC Festival of Social Science

Gearon, A.


Project: Research council

Engaging trafficked young people with research

Gearon, A.


Project: Research-related funding

Research Output

Child Trafficking: Young People’s Experiences of Front-Line Services in England

Gearon, A., 15 Feb 2019, In : British Journal of Criminology. 59, 2, p. 481-500 20 p., azy042.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Child Trafficking: Young people’s voices informing policy and practice

    Gearon, A., 4 Jun 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

    Music and dance: Creative steps in child trafficking research

    Gearon, A., 21 May 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

    ‘Trafficking and modern-day slavery’

    Gearon, A., 25 Mar 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


    'Child trafficking': Experiences of separated children on the move

    Author: Gearon, A., 19 Jun 2016

    Supervisor: Brown, S. (Supervisor) & Butler, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD