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Lecturer in Modern Slavery
Alicia is a Lecturer in Modern Slavery at the Wilberforce Institute where she researches issues of policy, agency and representation. Her PhD looked at the relationship between conflict and modern slavery. Oxford University Press has contracted Alicia to develop this work into a monograph to be published in their Clarendon Series.
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. She is currently co-investigator for an AHRC funded project researching the experiences of British survivors 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 migration.
How Definitions of 'Child Soldiers' Exclude Girls from Demobilisation Efforts
Kidd, A., & Dunhill, A. (2020). How Definitions of ‘Child Soldiers’ Exclude Girls from Demobilisation Efforts. In J. Muraszkiewicz, T. Fenton, & H. Watson (Eds.), Human Trafficking in Conflict - Context, Causes and the Military (183-197). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40838-1
Unavoidable Exploitation? Conflict, Agency and Human Trafficking
Kidd, A. (2020). Unavoidable Exploitation? Conflict, Agency and Human Trafficking. In J. Muraszkiewicz, T. Fenton, & H. Watson (Eds.), Human Trafficking in Conflict - Context, Causes and the Military (32-44). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40838-1
A Review Of Modern Slavery In Britain Understanding The Unique Experience Of British Victims And Why It Matters
Kidd, A., Barlow, C., Murphy, C., & McKee, A. (in press). A Review Of Modern Slavery In Britain Understanding The Unique Experience Of British Victims And Why It Matters. Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice,
Circles of analysis: a systemic model of child criminal exploitation
Barlow, C., Kidd, A., Green, S. T., & Darby, B. (in press). Circles of analysis: a systemic model of child criminal exploitation. Journal of Children's Services, https://doi.org/10.1108/JCS-04-2021-0016
Story-telling as memorialisation: suffering, resilience and victim identities
Green, S. T., Kondor, K., & Kidd, A. (in press). Story-telling as memorialisation: suffering, resilience and victim identities. Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 10(3), 563-583. https://doi.org/10.35295/osls.iisl/0000-0000-0000-1122
Supply chains and labour exploitation
Conflict and exploitation
National Referral Mechanism
Practitioner responses to modern slavery
AHRC Arts & Humanities Research Council
1 February 2020
N8 Policing Research Partnership
1 May 2020
1 September 2021
Child Criminal Exploitation
Modern Slavery Act
Legal Enforcement of Modern Slavery
Labour Exploitation in Business Supply Chains
Partnership Responses to Modern Slavery
High Sheriff's Award
Alicia has received a High Sheriff’s award in recognition of great and valuable services to the community in relation to her work on modern slavery.
Top 100 Modern Slavery Influencers
In 2018, Alicia was recognised as one of the UK's Top 100 Corporate Modern Slavery Influencers.
Chair of the Humber Modern Slavery Partnership
Anti-Slavery Day Modern Slavery Workshop
A conference hosting 60 front line practitioners across Humberside. The conference involved participants working through a theoretical scenario of modern slavery in the local area in order to identify potential gaps and set actions in order to overcome them.
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.
Member of Confederation of British Industry's Young Leaders Network
The network is aimed at under 35s, and ensures prospective leaders’ voices are heard when shaping the business community of the future.
Alicia promotes both the work of the Wilberforce Institute and the wider University as part of her role, joining some of the most exciting young talent in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
BBC Free Thinking
Guest speaker on the BBC Free Thinking show, talking about modern slavery and using workshops to bridge the gap between academia and practice.
Freedom Talks: Modern Day Slavery Panelist 2019
A panellist at the Freedom Festival Freedom Talk, in conversation on labour exploitation.
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
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.
Guest on BBC 4's The Listening Project
Guest speaker on BBC 4's The Listening Project talking about how my interest in modern slavery grew and what my work involves.
Vice Chair of the Humber Modern Slavery Partnership
2016 - 2020
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.
Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation
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