Wilberforce Institute Our story Business services Our work Our people Postgraduate Study News and events Subedi Essay Prize Our publications Contact us More Our people Our team is made up of scholars, research fellows, postgraduate students and affiliates. Together they study both historical and contemporary exploitation, gaining unique insights to help in the fight to eradicate modern slavery in all of its forms Research community Professor Trevor Burnard Director of the Wilberforce Institute for Slavery and Emancipation Email me Beki Bloomfield Administrator at the Wilberforce Institute Email me Dr Nicholas J Evans Senior Lecturer in Diaspora History Dr Evans' research focuses on voluntary and coerced migration to, through and from Britain. Email me Dr Rebecca Haboucha Research Collaboration Officer Rebecca’s research and outreach centres on the democratisation and decolonisation of heritage practices and discourse through community-based research with minority groups. Her research foci include Indigenous studies of the Americas, climate change, food studies, diaspora/migrant heritage, and the transmission of intangible heritage. Email me Dr Alicia Heys Lecturer in Modern Slavery Dr Heys works with the Risk Assessment Service to identify potential risks of labour exploitation in business supply chains whilst continuing to pursue research related to all forms of 'modern slavery' and human trafficking. Email me Andrew Smith Manager, Justice Hub and Coordinator of the Humber Modern Slavery Partnership. Andrew brings 10 years’ experience as a practitioner working with at-risk groups to coordinate the Anti-Slavery agenda across Humberside. Email me Dr Judith M Spicksley Lecturer at the Wilberforce Institute Dr Spicksley is an economic and social historian whose research currently focuses on the relationship between enslavement and debt. Email me Cristina Talens Director of Modern Slavery Risk Assessments/ Head of Business Risk Assessment Services Ms Talens advises businesses on how to eradicate slavery from their supply chains. Email me PhD community James Baker Falling through the net PhD cluster Supervisors: Dr Nicholas Evans and Dr Judith Spicksley Email me Mavuto Kambochola Banda Living with the consequences of slavery PhD cluster Supervisors: Dr Elsbeth Robson, Dr Judith Spicksley and Professor Lewis Holloway Email me Fred Bricknell Water, Slavery, and Unfree Labour in the Nineteenth-Century British Empire Supervisors: Professor Trevor Burnard and Professor Briony McDonagh Email me Jasmine Holding Brown Falling through the net PhD cluster Supervisors: Dr Judith Spicksley and Dr Mick Wilkinson Email me Sarah Colley Researching the perpetrators of organised child sexual exploitation across the UK Email me Saphia Fleury Falling through the net PhD cluster Supervisors: Professor Dan Parsons and Professor Trevor Burnard Email me Tom Hammond Surveillance, migration and identity in Brexit Britain Supervisors: Dr Michael McCahill and Dr Nicola O'Leary Email me Loria-Mae Heywood Law in Books, Legal Process, Law in Action: Child Protection and Child trafficking in Nigeria Supervisors: Professor Gerry Johnstone and Professor Simon Green Email me Nick Kinsella The importance of training in supporting front line professionals to contribute to the eradication of Human Trafficking and Contemporary Slavery Supervisors: Dr Lisa Jones and Professor John Oldfield Email me Adiva Lawrence The memorialisation of transatlantic slavery in museums of black heritage and the uses of art Supervisors: Professor Helen Johnston and Dr Susan Ashley (Northumbria University) Email me Rajib Mustofa Differential characteristics of marginalization and vulnerability of sexual minority groups to exploitation in South Asian countries: The Transgender community in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan Email me Rebecca Nelson Legacies on Display: Antislavery in Museums Supervisors: Professor John Oldfield and Dr Nicholas Evans Email me N. Jennifer Nghishitende Living with the consequences of slavery PhD cluster Supervisors: Professor Helen Johnston and Dr Alicia Kidd Email me Lance Parker Survivalists: Communities and kinship in enslaved and Maroon societies during the 17th and 18th centuries in South Carolina and the Caribbean. Supervisors: Professor Trevor Burnard and Dr Nicholas Evans Email me Charlotte Russell Contemporary Slavery and The Refugee Child: Human trafficking risks in European refugee camps Supervisors: Professor Simon Green and Dr Alicia Kidd Email me Isabel Arce Zelada Living with the consequences of slavery PhD cluster Supervisors: Professor Simon Green and Dr Alicia Kidd Email me Associates Professor Simon Green Professor of Criminology and Victimology Professor Green's research is primarily in the fields of victimology, vulnerabilities and crime control. Email me Professor Helen Johnston Professor of Criminology Professor Johnston is an expert in the history of crime and punishment from the year 1750 onwards. Email me Professor Gerry Johnstone Professor of Law Professor Johnstone's interests include punishment, restorative justice and overcriminalisation. Email me Professor John Oldfield Emeritus Professor of History and Emancipation A former director of the Wilberforce Institute, Professor Oldfield’s interests lie in the history of slavery and abolition. Email me Professor David Richardson Emeritus Professor and a former director of the Wilberforce Institute, as well as one of its three original founders. Professor Richardson is a leading expert on slavery, and on the transatlantic slave trade in particular. Email me Professor Michael Turner Emeritus Professor Professor Michael Turner is one of the three original founders of the Wilberforce Institute, although his expertise lies in land tenure, and in particular the history of copyhold land. Email me Dr Mick Wilkinson Lecturer in Race and Social Justice Dr Wilkinson’s research interests include 21st century slavery and transnational organised crime. Email me Honorary fellows and honorary associates Professor Manuel Barcia Chair of Global History, University of Leeds Email me Dr Craig Barlow Independent Forensic Social Work Consultant & Criminologist He has acted as an expert adviser to police and prosecutors in cases of trafficking and modern slavery since 2014. His doctoral research developed a new theoretical model for understanding, describing and explaining Child Criminal Exploitation Email me Associate Professor Steven Behrendt School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations at the Victoria University Email me Gifty Burrows Educator and Project Lead Freelance - working to broaden historic and contemporary narratives to include people of African descent. Email me Dr Ally Dunhill Head of Advocacy at Eurochild Dr Sheryllynne Haggerty Honorary Research Fellow at the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull Email me Dr Kate Hodgson Lecturer in French, University College, Cork Research interests are focused in the areas of Francophone Postcolonial Studies and Slavery Studies. Email me Professor Angela McCarthy Professor of Scottish and Irish History and Director of the Centre for Global Migrations, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Professor McCarthy’s research interests cover a range of global migrations including the forced migration of slaves and refugees. Email me Dr Jeff Morgan Physician/Psychiatrist (retired) He is concerned with modern slavery amongst asylum seekers & third world workers with asbestos & other hazardous materials Email me Karen Okra Community activist and champion of female and race equality She has helped the Wilberforce Institute strengthen its involvement in Black History Month across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. She served on the board of the UK City of Culture (2017) and Freedom Festival (2008 to present) Email me Professor Joel Quirk Professor in Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand His research focuses upon slavery and abolition, human mobility and human rights, repairing historical wrongs, and the history and politics of sub-Saharan Africa. Email me Dr Anthony Rabin Honorary Research Fellow Research on History of the Jewish People in the Greco Roman Period and Slavery in the Ancient World Email me Professor Suzanne Schwarz Professor of History, Politics and Sociology, University of Worcester Email me Dr Meghna Singh Honorary Research Fellow I work with mediums of video and installation, blurring boundaries between documentary and fiction to create immersive environments highlighting issues of 'humanism' Email me Dr Lee Karen Stow PhD candidate in visual research funded through the North of England Consortium for Arts and Humanities (NECAH) at the University of Hull. Email me Emeritus Professor Jim Walvin Professor of History Emeritus at the University of York. Email me Dr David Wilkins Teacher of Religious Studies, History and Classics Research interests focus on the histories and legacies of slavery, lessons for today and education, truth telling and reparations. Email me Dr Mary Wills Formerly Postdoctoral Researcher at the Wilberforce Institute, Dr Wills studies Britain's role in historic slavery and abolition. Email me Nuala Zahedieh Honorary Research Fellow Research: Slavery in the early modern British Atlantic economy with a focus on the Caribbean. Top Browser does not support script. Browser does not support script. Browser does not support script. Browser does not support script. Browser does not support script.