Rights Lab Associate Director (Business and Economies Programme) and Professor of Supply Chain Management
Alexander Trautrims is Professor of Supply Chain Management 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 Organisational 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.