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Dr Alexander Trautrims

BA (Hons) (Leeds Metropolitan), MSc (Heriot-Watt), PGDip (Hull), PhD (Hull), PGCHE (Hull)
Professor of Supply Chain Management

Department: Operations Management and Information Systems
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8231404
Location: C80 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Dr Alexander Trautrims is Professor of Supply Chain Management at Nottingham University Business School and Associate Director at the University of Nottingham's Rights Lab's, leading its large Business and Economies Programme.

He has many years of experience in leading research projects on modern slavery in supply chain and his research focuses on modern slavery in private and public sector supply chains and procurement. His 2015 journal article "Modern slavery challenges to supply chain management" was the world's first article about modern slavery in an academic supply chain management journal. His research, knowledge exchange, and intervention projects on modern slavery have been funded by the British Academy, FCDO, ESRC, US State Department, and Public Works Canada. He co-chairs the British Standards Committee on Organizational Responses to Modern Slavery (BS25700) and served as a technical expert on the Council of Europe's Drafting Committee on Trafficking for the Purpose of Labour Exploitation. After a recent secondment as Senior Adviser on Human Trafficking in Supply Chains to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), he continues to work with the OSCE to advise States on their measures against modern slavery and human trafficking. He works closely with business practitioners on impact-oriented research and has published practitioner guidelines on modern slavery in supply chains with UK construction, the Local Government Association, and the OSCE. He regularly speaks at policy and practitioner events.


The following lists my publications from 2014 to the present day.

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Modern slavery, human trafficking, and forced labour in supply chains; social sustainability; responsible sourcing; ethical procurement; supply chain compliance; decent work

Alexander is currently collaborating on the following projects:

  • Salient and evolving human rights risks partnership: Sainsbury's & Nottingham Rights Lab Letter of engagement

Alexander is currently supervising the following Research Students:

Kingshuk Jubaer Islam
University Administrative Roles
Associate Director (Business and Economies), Rights Lab 01/08.2018 - ongoing Nominated Member, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee 30/09/2018 - 31/12/2021

School Administrative Roles
Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange

School and University Committee Memberships
Accreditation Standards Committee 2024
Load Model Group 2023
Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee (Formerly RD) 2023 Chair
Research Ethics Committee (NUBS REC) 2023 Ethics Committee Member (ex Oficio)
School Executive 2023
Study Leave Committee 2023


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