Cristina Talens

Cristina Talens

Director of Modern Slavery Risk Assessments/ Head of Business Risk Assessment Services

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education


Cristina Talens has more than 20 years' experience in ethical trading, sustainability and supply chains.

She has worked with migrant workers on modern slavery issues in the UK, France and Italy.

In 2000, she joined the UN Global Programme Against Trafficking and Smuggling of Human Beings, to develop international programmes tackling organised crime, smuggling and trafficking.

Thereafter she joined the private sector to advise businesses on their supply chains. Today she regularly conducts social audit assignments and risk assessments on behalf of major UK supermarkets and supports them on the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act.


Research Interests

  • Supply chains

  • Business risk

  • Labour and human rights

Research groups

  • Ethical Trading Initiative

  • Stronger Together

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) International Languages and Business