I am the Professor of Modern Slavery Statistics in the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham. The Rights Lab is a transdisciplinary initiative. Its work forms an ambitious platform of research and interventions that can be scaled up as the international community works towards slavery’s eradication by 2030.
Click here for my own recent and current research in this field.
Prime Minister's Task Force
I am a member of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Modern Slavery. The Task Force was established in 2016 to oversee a coordinated response to the challenges we face. It brings together ministers from relevant government departments, senior police officers, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, the heads of intelligence agencies and key practitioners.
United Nations University & Alliance 8.7 Initiative
The United Nations University and Alliance 8.7 have launched a two-year project to accelerate global efforts to generate, exchange, and ensure the uptake of knowledge to fight modern slavery, human trafficking, and forced and child labour.
The initiative aims to aggregate and animate the best available data, evidence, and analysis from around the world, and make it more accessible and useful to scholars, policymakers and practitioners.
Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
Kevin Hyland OBE is the UK’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner. The Commissioner’s role was created as one of the key provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. He promotes best practice and drives improvement across the anti-slavery response, both in the UK and internationally.
The Advisory Panel was set up to provide the Commissioner with recommendations and guidance.
Walk Free Foundation
The Walk Free Foundation is a global organisation with a mission to end modern slavery in our generation. It aims to engage faiths, businesses, academics, civil society organisations and governments to drive change and build awareness around the complex and often hidden nature of modern slavery.
One of its key initiatives is the Global Slavery Index, which engages with an expert working group.