Demi Smoloktou

Post Graduate Research Student


Demi holds a BA in Accounting and Finance. She has also completed two master's degrees; MSc Corporate Environmental Management and MSc Development and International Cooperation- Social Public Policy.

Research Interests

Thesis Title

"The implementation of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in the business sector; evaluating current practice, developing new methods for tackling forced labour and exploitation, and understanding the role of state and non-state actors in this context".

Demi's work focuses on modern slavery in supply chains, global production networks, global value chains and trade, with analyses on both sustainability and Human Rights. Her work aims to discuss current anti-slavery legislation and implementation as well as different forms of contemporary unfree labour. She also considers the dynamics between state and non-state actors in these processes. This is a interdisciplinary project between the Department of Politics and the Management School.

Research Group Membership

Centre for study of International Slavery

Research Funding

University of Liverpool; Histories, Languages and Cultures bursary.