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Executive Team | Data and Measurement Programme | Communities and Society Programme | Law and Policy Programme | Business and Economies Programme | Ecosystems and the Environment Programme |  Placement Students


Executive Team 

Zoe Trodd

Zoe Trodd

Description
Rights Lab Director
Todd Landman

Todd Landman

Description
Rights Lab Executive Director
Kevin Bales

Kevin Bales

Description
Rights Lab Research Director
Nathalie Walters

Nathalie Walters

Description
Rights Lab Head of Operations
Nick Wright

Nick Wright

Description
Rights Lab Head of Research Development
Vicky Brotherton

Vicky Brotherton

Description
Rights Lab Head of Policy Engagement and Impact
Emily Wyman

Emily Wyman

Description
Rights Lab Head of Data Impact and Methods Development
Laoise Ní Bhriain

Laoise Ní Bhriain

Description
Rights Lab Head of Civil Society Engagement and Impact
Hannah Lerigo-Stephens

Hannah Lerigo-Stephens

Description
Rights Lab Head of Business Engagement and Impact
Kristina Michaelides

Kristina Michaelides

Description
Rights Lab Research Funding Officer
Jacqui Clay

Jacqui Clay

Description
Rights Lab Senior Administrator
Helen Taylor

Helen Taylor

Description
Rights Lab Senior Administrator
Susie Smithurst

Susie Smithurst

Description
Rights Lab Senior Administrator
Anneke Love

Anneke Love

Description
Rights Lab Research Projects and Business Development Officer
Minh Dang

Minh Dang

Description
Director of INSPIRE and the Survivor Alliance
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Data and Measurement Programme

Doreen Boyd

Doreen Boyd

Description
Rights Lab Associate Director (Data and Measurement Programme) and Professor of Earth Observation
Bernard Silverman

Bernard Silverman

Description
Rights Lab Professor of Modern Slavery Statistics
Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

Description
Rights Lab Associate Professor of Human Rights and Social Movements
Siddharth Kara

Siddharth Kara

Description
British Academy Global Professor and Rights Lab Associate Professor of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
James Goulding

James Goulding

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Business Analytics
Chloe Brown

Chloe Brown

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Antislavery Remote Sensing
Giles Foody

Giles Foody

Description
Rights Lab Professor of Geographical Information Science
Benjamin Lucas

Benjamin Lucas

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Marketing
Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Business Analytics
Stuart Marsh

Stuart Marsh

Description
Rights Lab Professor of Geospatial Engineering
Meryem Duygun

Meryem Duygun

Description
Rights Lab Professor of Banking and Finance
Renoy Girindran

Renoy Girindran

Description
Rights Lab Research Associate in Antislavery Data and Technologies
Liana Bravo

Liana Bravo

Description
Rights Lab Research Associate in Data Analytics and Web Monitoring
Rowland Seymour

Rowland Seymour

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Spatial Statistics

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Communities and Society Programme

Alison Gardner

Alison Gardner

Description
Rights Lab Associate Director (Communities and Society Programme) and Nottingham Research Fellow in Slavery-Free Communities
Vernon Coaker

Vernon Coaker

Description
Rights Lab Principal Research Fellow in Antislavery Policy
Ben Brewster

Ben Brewster

Description
Rights Lab Nottingham Research Fellow in Modern Slavery Perpetration
Phil Northall

Phil Northall

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Antislavery Resilient Cities
Oana Burcu

Oana Burcu

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Human Trafficking and Migration
Grace Robinson

Grace Robinson

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Modern Slavery Perpetrators and Organised Crime
Erika Jiménez

Erika Jiménez

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Modern Slavery and Covid Risk and Mitigation
Nicola Wright

Nicola Wright

Description
Rights Lab Associate Professor in Mental Health
Juliana Semione

Juliana Semione

Description
Rights Lab PhD Student in Politics and International Relations
Amelia Watkins-Smith

Amelia Watkins-Smith

Description
Rights Lab Research Associate in Slavery-Free Communities and PhD Student in Politics & International Relations
Juliet Thondhlana

Juliet Thondhlana

Description
Rights Lab Associate Professor in Education and Migration
Jen Birks

Jen Birks

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Culture, Film and Media
Mihaela Kelemen

Mihaela Kelemen

Description
Rights Lab Professor of Business and Society
Emina Hadziosmanovic

Emina Hadziosmanovic

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Mental Health Recovery
Nick Clare

Nick Clare

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor of Geography
Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Gray

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Modern Slavery and Labour Exploitation
Kate Garbers

Kate Garbers

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Policy Evidence and Survivor Support

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Law and Policy Programme

Katarina Schwarz

Katarina Schwarz

Description
Rights Lab Associate Director (Law and Policy Programme) and Assistant Professor of Antislavery Law and Policy
James Cockayne

James Cockayne

Description
Rights Lab Professor of Global Politics and Anti-Slavery
Andrea Nicholson

Andrea Nicholson

Description
Rights Lab Nottingham Research Fellow in Survivor Voices
Urmila Bhoola

Urmila Bhoola

Description
Rights Lab Principal Research and Policy Fellow in Global Antislavery
Deanna Davy

Deanna Davy

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Antislavery and Anti-Trafficking Policy
Helen McCabe

Helen McCabe

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Political Theory
Ana Valverde Cano

Ana Valverde Cano

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Antislavery Law and Policy
Rumana Hashem

Rumana Hashem

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Forced Marriage Vulnerabilities
Audrey Lumley-Sapanski

Audrey Lumley-Sapanski

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Antislavery Law and Policy
Eleanor Seymour

Eleanor Seymour

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Antislavery Law and Policy
Naomi Lott

Naomi Lott

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Law, Survivor Support and Children's Rights
Katrina Peake

Katrina Peake

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Slavery and Decent Work
Hannah Baumeister

Hannah Baumeister

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Forced Marriage and Modern Slavery
Emily Brady

Emily Brady

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Antislavery Culture
Jeff Kenner

Jeff Kenner

Description
Rights Lab Professor of European Law
Andrew Mumford

Andrew Mumford

Description
Rights Lab Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations
Lauren Eglen

Lauren Eglen

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Survivor Narratives
Katy Ferris

Katy Ferris

Description
Rights Lab Associate Professor in Business Law
Gulshan Khan

Gulshan Khan

Description
Rights Lab Associate Professor of Political Theory
Aline Campos Pereira

Aline Campos Pereira

Description
Rights Lab Research Associate in Labour Exploitation and Worker Voice and PhD Student in Law
Kyra Norman

Kyra Norman

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Survivor Testimonies
Eleanor Griffiths

Eleanor Griffiths

Description
Rights Lab Policy Insights Fellow
Annamaria La Chimia

Annamaria La Chimia

Description
Rights Lab Associate Professor of Law and Development
Ergul Celiksoy

Ergul Celiksoy

Description
Rights Lab Research Associate in Antislavery Law

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Business and Economies Programme

Alexander Trautrims

Alexander Trautrims

Description
Rights Lab Associate Director (Business and Economies Programme) and Associate Professor in Supply Chain and Operations Management
Lola Young

Lola Young

Description
Honorary Rights Lab Professor of Antislavery Policy and Business
Thomas Chesney

Thomas Chesney

Description
Rights Lab Professor of Computational Social Science
Akilah Jardine

Akilah Jardine

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Antislavery Business and Communities
Caroline Emberson

Caroline Emberson

Description
Rights Lab Nottingham Research Fellow in Slavery and Domestic Servitude
Selim Cakir

Selim Cakir

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Business and Modern Slavery
Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips

Description
Rights Lab Visiting Fellow in Modern Slavery Corporate Responses
Nicole Janz

Nicole Janz

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in International Relations
Jamie Wardman

Jamie Wardman

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Risk Management
Facundo Albornoz Crespo

Facundo Albornoz Crespo

Description
Rights Lab Professor of Economics
Sabina Lawreniuk

Sabina Lawreniuk

Description
Rights Lab Nottingham Research Fellow in Gender, Activism and the Garment Industry
Subhan Ullah

Subhan Ullah

Description
Rights Lab Associate Professor in Accounting
Rob Pasley

Rob Pasley

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Information Systems
Michelle Stirk

Michelle Stirk

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Accounting
Russell Vanhouse

Russell Vanhouse

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Modern Slavery Risk Analysis
Gabriel Bales

Gabriel Bales

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Data and Evidence Review

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Ecosystems and the Environment Programme

Jessica Sparks

Jessica Sparks

Description
Rights Lab Associate Director (Ecosystems and the Environment) and Assistant Professor in Antislavery Ecosystems
Bethany Jackson

Bethany Jackson

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Antislavery Social-Ecological Systems Modelling
Harry Marshall

Harry Marshall

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Antislavery Data Science and Sustainable Ecosystems
Edgar Rodríguez-Huerta

Edgar Rodríguez-Huerta

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Sustainable Ecosystems and Society
Vanessa Jaiteh

Vanessa Jaiteh

Description
Rights Lab Research Associate in Fishing Vessel Safety and Labour Conditions
Chris Ives

Chris Ives

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor of Environment and Society
Anne Touboulic

Anne Touboulic

Description
Rights Lab Associate Professor in Operations Management
Luis Torres

Luis Torres

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour, Business & Society
Robert Caruana

Robert Caruana

Description
Rights Lab Professor of Business Ethics
Thom Davies

Thom Davies

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor of Environmental Justice
Lee Matthews

Lee Matthews

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Business and Society
Lara Bianchi

Lara Bianchi

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Business and Society

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Placement students 2020-21

Hannah Coggins

Hannah Coggins

Research Assistant on Covid 19 and Forced Marriage

Amelia Hacon

Amelia Hacon

Research Assistant on Forced Labour and Commerce

Amelia Hacon

Kristina Lesnjak

Research Assistant on Brexit and Modern Slavery

 
Ellie Newman-Grainer

Ellie Newman-Grainer

Research Assistant on Male and Trans Forced Sexual Exploitation

Taylor Turner

Taylor Turner

Research Assistant on Trafficking in Sport

 

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