Strategy Group

The Rights Lab Strategy Group meets four times per year to:

  1. Review and advise on the research programme for the Rights Lab Beacon of Excellence.
  2. Ensure the size and shape of the Rights Lab Beacon of Excellence is appropriate to deliver this research programme.
  3. Respond to advice from the External Advisory Board.
  4. Monitor the implementation of the Rights Lab Beacon of Excellence.
  5. Review the progress and performance (both financial and non-financial) of the Rights Lab Beacon of Excellence and recommend mitigating actions as necessary.
  6. Approve quarterly and annual progress reports to the University’s Research Programme Governance Board. 


Strategy Group
 John Gathergood - Chair, APVC Faculty of Social Sciences
 Todd Landman - PVC Faculty of Social Sciences, Rights Lab Executive Director
 Zoe Trodd - Rights Lab Director
 Nathalie Walters  - Rights Lab Operations Manager
 Jessica Corner - PVC Research and Knowledge Exchange
 Pip Peakman - Director Research and Innovation
 Sally Bowden

Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

 Sophie Berckhan - Research Strategy Manager
 Duncan Blackeby - Faculty Finance Manager, Social Sciences


External Advisory Board

Our External Advisory Group brings together leading experts from the areas of antislavery policy, business and civil society. Its members help to shape our work, ensure the relevance of our research to key stakeholder groups, and support the dissemination, uptake and use of our research discoveries.


External Advisory Board
 Lola Young - Honorary Rights Lab Professor of Antislavery Policy and Business
 Katharine Bryant - Research Manager, Minderoo Foundation - Walk Free 
 Luis Fabiano de Assis - Chief Research and Data Officer, The Brazilian Federal Labor Office
 Alex Norris - Member of Parliament, Nottingham North
 Nick Grono - CEO, Freedom Fund
 Luis Cabeza deBaca - Ambasador at Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in persons (ret)
 James Corah - Head of Ethical and Responsible Investment, CCLA




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