Rights Lab Research Fellow in Communities and Societies and PhD Student in Mental Health and Wellbeing
Holly Jones is a PhD student researching the support needs of the dependents of modern slavery survivors. This research explores dependents’ experiences, needs and support provisions, to fill important evidence gaps and inform policy and NRM change. This is an embedded researcher project with City Hearts. She holds an ESRC Studentship, and is supervised by Dr Nicola Wright, Dr Andrea Nicholson, Professor Kevin Bales and Phill Clayton. Holly also works as part of the Rights Lab’s Health and Wellbeing Programme, and is currently working with Dr Ben Brewster on the role of online social spaces and computer-mediated-communication in the facilitation of modern slavery. She has extensive experience of the NRM and survivor care, and programme management. During her role as Regional Service Manager in an NRM sub-contractor, she led on trauma-informed survivor care and training, with a particular focus on environmental factors and the effects on survivor trauma. Previously, Holly has led and worked on community and sustainability projects in the UK, Sri Lanka and Uganda.