Research

Our Team

The largest group of modern slavery scholars in the world, we are home to leading academic experts who are bringing diverse methods from multiple disciplines.

LeadershipTeam | Operations | Research and Impact Development | Data and Measurement Programme | Communities and Society Programme | Law and Policy Programme | Business and Economies Programme | Ecosystems and the Environment Programme 


Leadership  

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
Doreen Boyd

Doreen Boyd

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

Alison Gardner

Alison Gardner

Director (Communities and Society Programme) and Nottingham Research Fellow in Slavery-Free Communities

Katarina Schwarz

Katarina Schwarz

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

 
Alexander Trautrims

Alexander Trautrims

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

Jessica Sparks

Jessica Sparks

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

 

 

Operations  

Nathalie Walters

Nathalie Walters

Description
Rights Lab Head of Operations
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
Kristina Michaelides

Kristina Michaelides

Description
Rights Lab Research Funding Officer
Anneke Love

Anneke Love

Description
Rights Lab Research Projects Officer
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Research and Impact Development 

Vicky Brotherton

Vicky Brotherton

Description
Rights Lab Head of Policy Engagement and Impact
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
Emily Wyman

Emily Wyman

Description
Rights Lab Head of Data Impact and Methods Development
Nick Wright

Nick Wright

Description
Rights Lab Head of Research Development
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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
Siddharth Kara

Siddharth Kara

Description
British Academy Global Professor and Rights Lab Associate Professor of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
Chloe Brown

Chloe Brown

Description
Rights Lab Senior Research Fellow in Antislavery Remote Sensing
Rowland Seymour

Rowland Seymour

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Spatial Statistics
Renoy Girindran

Renoy Girindran

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Antislavery Data and Technologies
Harry Marshall

Harry Marshall

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Antislavery Data Science
Benjamin Lucas

Benjamin Lucas

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Marketing
Giles Foody

Giles Foody

Description
Rights Lab Professor of Geographical Information Science
James Goulding

James Goulding

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Business Analytics
Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Business Analytics
Meryem Duygun

Meryem Duygun

Description
Rights Lab Professor of Banking and Finance
Stuart Marsh

Stuart Marsh

Description
Rights Lab Professor of Geospatial Engineering
Martha Ledger

Martha Ledger

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Antislavery Earth Observation
Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

Description
Rights Lab Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Social Movements

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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
Nicola Wright

Nicola Wright

Description
Rights Lab Associate Professor in Mental Health
Juliana Rinaldi Semione

Juliana Rinaldi Semione

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow and Lead in Survivor Engagement & Impact Policy
Oana Burcu

Oana Burcu

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Human Trafficking and Migration
Kate Garbers

Kate Garbers

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Policy Evidence and Survivor Support
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
Krista Blair

Krista Blair

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Communities and Society
Amelia Watkins-Smith

Amelia Watkins-Smith

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Slavery-Free Communities and PhD Student in Politics & International Relations
Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Gray

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Modern Slavery and Labour Exploitation
Minh Dang

Minh Dang

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow and Lead in Survivor Wellbeing and Scholarship
Alicia Rana

Alicia Rana

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Survivor Voice
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
Nick Clare

Nick Clare

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor of Geography
Emina Hadziosmanovic

Emina Hadziosmanovic

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Mental Health Recovery

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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
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
Audrey Lumley-Sapanski

Audrey Lumley-Sapanski

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Migration and Integration
Eleanor Seymour

Eleanor Seymour

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Human Rights and Gender
Naomi Lott

Naomi Lott

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Law, Survivor Support and Children's Rights
Rumana Hashem

Rumana Hashem

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Forced Marriage Vulnerabilities
Matthew Young

Matthew Young

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Survivor Journeys and Support
Lauren Eglen

Lauren Eglen

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Survivor Narratives
Ergul Celiksoy

Ergul Celiksoy

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Antislavery Law
Eleanor Griffiths

Eleanor Griffiths

Description
Rights Lab Policy Insights Fellow
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 Fellow in Labour Exploitation and Worker Voice and PhD Student in Law
Kyra Norman

Kyra Norman

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Survivor Testimonies
Andrew Mumford

Andrew Mumford

Description
Rights Lab Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations
Jeff Kenner

Jeff Kenner

Description
Rights Lab Professor of European Law
Annamaria La Chimia

Annamaria La Chimia

Description
Rights Lab Associate Professor of Law and Development
Katrina Peake

Katrina Peake

Description
Rights Lab Visiting Fellow in Slavery and Decent Work
Urmila Bhoola

Urmila Bhoola

Description
Rights Lab Visiting Fellow in Global Antislavery Policy

Learn about the Law and Policy programme

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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
Caroline Emberson

Caroline Emberson

Description
Rights Lab Nottingham Research Fellow in Slavery and Domestic Servitude
Michelle Stirk

Michelle Stirk

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Accounting
Sabina Lawreniuk

Sabina Lawreniuk

Description
Rights Lab Nottingham Research Fellow in Gender, Activism and the Garment Industry
Russell Vanhouse

Russell Vanhouse

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Modern Slavery Risk Analysis
Rob Pasley

Rob Pasley

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Information Systems
Subhan Ullah

Subhan Ullah

Description
Rights Lab Associate Professor in Accounting
Facundo Albornoz Crespo

Facundo Albornoz Crespo

Description
Rights Lab Professor of Economics
Jamie Wardman

Jamie Wardman

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Risk Management
Gabriel Bales

Gabriel Bales

Description
Rights Lab Research Fellow in Data and Evidence Review
Akilah Jardine

Akilah Jardine

Description
Rights Lab Visiting Fellow in Antislavery Business
Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips

Description
Rights Lab Visiting Fellow in Modern Slavery Corporate Responses

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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 Senior Research Fellow in Modern Slavery 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 Fellow in Fishing Vessel Safety and Labour Conditions
Lara Bianchi

Lara Bianchi

Description
Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Business and Society
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
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
Robert Caruana

Robert Caruana

Description
Rights Lab Professor of Business Ethics
Luis Torres

Luis Torres

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

Learn about the Ecosystems and Environment Programme

 

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