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Bethany Jackson

Rights Lab Research Fellow In Antislavery Social-Ecological Systems Modelling, Faculty of Social Sciences

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I am a Research Fellow for the Rights Lab (A Beacon of Excellence) - housed within the 'Ecosystems and the Environment Programme' - with my work focusing on the environmental impacts of modern slavery in a number of ecosystems. I completed a BSc in Geography (2013-2016), and a PhD in Geography (funded by the Rights Lab, as part of the 'Data and Measurement Programme' supervised by Professors' Doreen Boyd and Kevin Bales) (2016-2020) both at the University of Nottingham. My research now focuses on a mixed methods approach to understanding the modern slavery-environment nexus, particularly via the application of remotely sensed data. Prior research has focused on a number of sectors including brick kilns, fish-processing, and fishing. My current research interests lie in the research of the impact of the nexus within the forestry sector and associated industries.

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My current research primarily focuses on the connection between modern slavery and tree loss, following a global assessment undertaken as part of my PhD. My current work in this area focuses around… read more

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Current Research

My current research primarily focuses on the connection between modern slavery and tree loss, following a global assessment undertaken as part of my PhD. My current work in this area focuses around Brazil.

Current projects I am also involved with focus on the sustainability of food supply from a labour perspective, the impacts of climate change on forced marriage, and the quantification of the modern slavery-environment nexus.

Past Research

My PhD focused on the intersection of modern slavery and environmental degradation on three sectors and three varying scales: fish-processing (local scale), brick kilns (regional scale), and tree loss/forestry (global scale). The thesis primarily assessed this impact via the application of remote sensing and was a case study example of the connections that can be made to investigate the impacts of modern slavery.

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