Samantha’s current research focusses on engagement of survivors of trafficking and ‘modern slavery’ with law and policy processes, with a particular focus on the nexus between migration and modern slavery. She is leading a Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre project on access to legal advice and representation for survivors of modern slavery. In January 2021 she took up a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship to conduct a socio-legal investigation into the role of lawyers who represent victims of trafficking.
Recently, Samantha has collaborated with colleagues on a British Academy-funded project on transparency in supply chains in the food and garment industries. She has also conducted a doctrinal study of how victims of trafficking are encountering and engaging with decision-making procedures in the UK.
Find a Supervisor
Samantha would be happy to hear from potential postgraduate research students about supervising projects in the following areas:
> Law and policy on trafficking and modern slavery;
> The relationship between immigration policy and anti-trafficking measures;
> Access to justice for victims and survivors of trafficking and modern slavery;
> The role of lawyers representing victims of trafficking and modern slavery.