Samantha is currently researching, through two projects, law and policy responses to modern slavery and victims of trafficking. She is, first, working on a British Academy-funded project on transparency in supply chains in the food and garment industries. Secondly, Samantha is carrying out a doctrinal study of how victims of trafficking are encountering and engaging with decision-making procedures in the UK.
Her previous work has covered aspects of EU law and migration, including: migration in the context of the EU’s eastern enlargement; Union citizenship; the cross-border posting of workers in the EU; and gender and migration. Samantha has published extensively in these areas, including on the rights of EU8 nationals under UK law, the rights of non-EU family members accompanying EU migrant workers, the situation of EU migrant children and their carers and the situation of the often-vulnerable migrant workers in irregular employment.