Unavoidable Exploitation? How Conflict Drives Human Trafficking
This paper was presented at 'Project Solebay' conference at St Mary's University, organised by Trilateral Research. It focused on the drivers of human trafficking in conflict and post-conflict situations in order to understand the conflict-specific vulnerabilities that put people most at risk. May 2019.
Empty Gestures and System Testers: Government Hypocrisy in the Face of Modern Slavery
This paper was presented at St Mary's Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery at St Mary's University. Based on findings from in-depth interviews with individuals who have experienced ‘modern slavery’, or who have been placed at risk by government systems, this paper examined the underlying hypocrisy of a government that, on one hand, claims to ‘lead the way in defeating modern slavery’ and, on the other, puts people at direct risk of exploitation. May 2019.
Economic Exploitation: A Comparative Case Study of the Cost of Human Smuggling
This paper was presented at the Economic History Society Conference, Queen's University, Belfast 2019. It was based on case studies of individuals who hired smugglers and discussed how individual wealth can impact on the likelihood of a situation of smuggling becoming one of trafficking. March 2019.
Practical Approaches to Modern Slavery Victim Care
This conference was based around Victim Care Pathways regarding modern slavery, held at the University of Hull. The presentation provided a case study example of a large scale case of modern slavery in the local area in order to encourage practitioners to identify the steps they would need to take to provide the best victim care. March 2019.
The Policy Responses to Modern Slavery and their Implementation in Light of Immigration Policy
A paper on the hypocrisy of a government claiming to prioritise modern slavery whilst simultaneously implementing policies that increase risk of modern slavery. This paper focuses on the UK asylum system and the hostile environment. This was presented at the 'Critical Perspectives on Modern Slavery: Law, Policy and Society' conference at the Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull. October 2019.
Transparency in the Supply Chain
A conference for legal practitioners working in the area of modern slavery/trafficking from varied legal backgrounds such as immigration, public law and employment. This paper tackles Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act, looking at its strengths, flaws and predicting upcoming amendments. Garden Court, London, November 2019.
Vice Chair of the Humber Modern Slavery Partnership
Alicia has been the Vice Chair of the Humber Modern Slavery Partnership since 2016. The Partnership is a strategic forum of front line organisations across Humberside dedicated to tackling all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Freedom Talks: Modern Day Slavery Panelist 2017
Alicia was a panelist at Hull's Freedom Festival's Freedom Talk in 2017 where she provided an overview of the issues of modern slavery and human trafficking locally, nationally and internationally.
Freedom Talks: Modern Day Slavery Panelist 2019
A panellist at the Freedom Festival Freedom Talk, in conversation on labour exploitation.
ESRC Festival of Social Sciences Funding
Faces of Hull: interpreting refugees, slaves and migrants.
Working with local schools to encourage children to use artwork to depict their interpretations of slaves, migrants and refugees.
Freedom Talks: In Conversation with Guardian Investigative Journalist Annie Kelly
Panel discussion with award-winning human rights journalist and editor of the Guardian’s Modern-day slavery in focus series Annie Kelly