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Dr Alicia Heys


Alicia Heys

Lecturer in Modern Slavery

Biography Alicia is a Lecturer in Modern Slavery at the Wilberforce Institute where she researches issues of policy, agency and representation. She has conducted in depth research into the relationship between conflict and human trafficking, with a monograph published by Oxford University Press on the topic.

Alicia is a research fellow for the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre where she leads a workstream looking at the legal enforcement of modern slavery.

Alicia is particularly interested in bridging the gap between academia and practice, working with practitioners to shape and share her research. She is Chair of the Humber Modern Slavery Partnership and was principal investigator for an AHRC funded project developing training workshops for front line practitioners on responding to modern slavery.

Alicia supervises PhD students looking at issues of modern slavery, exploitation, and exploitative migration.
Research Interests Modern slavery
Human trafficking
Supply chains and labour exploitation
Conflict and exploitation
National Referral Mechanism
Practitioner responses to modern slavery
Organised crime
Scopus Author ID 57217991270