Rights Lab Nottingham Research Fellow in Modern Slavery Perpetration
Dr. Ben Brewster works as part of the Rights Lab’s Health and Wellbeing Programme. His Nottingham Research Fellowship focuses on the role of online social spaces and computer-mediated-communication in the facilitation of modern slavery, including the role that digital platforms themselves can play in prevention and discovery. Ben has a research background in the evolving methods and behaviour of organised criminals and has worked extensively with international law enforcement agencies, including EUROPOL, on a range of crime issues and their intersections with internet misuse and cybercrime. He is also currently conducting UKRI-funded research into the implications of COVID-19 on Child Criminal Exploitation through the County Lines drug supply model.