Wilberforce Institute Our story Business services Our work Our people PhD community Our publications News and events 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 John Oldfield Director of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation Professor Oldfield’s passion is in producing pioneering research into historic slavery. Email me Professor Jean Allain Professor of International Law Professor Allain's influential research has been foundational to modern slavery laws. Email me Dr Lorena Arocha Lecturer in Contemporary Slavery (Criminology) Dr Arocha has been working on questions of policy and practice related to modern slavery, human trafficking and other forms of exploitation. Email me Beki Bloomfield Administrator Email me Cristina Clopot Postdoctoral Researcher Dr Clopot is a Postdoctoral Researcher working on the ECHOES project. Her research focuses on heritage diplomacy in relation to Europe’s colonial past. Email me Dr Nicholas J Evans Lecturer in Diaspora History Dr Evans' research focuses on voluntary and coerced migration to, through and from Britain. Email me Dr Elizabeth A Faulkner Contemporary Slavery Lecturer Dr Faulkner has been passionate about law, human rights and justice since an early age and now focuses upon the rights of children as a central aspect of her interdisciplinary research. Email me Dr Alicia Kidd Postdoctoral Researcher Dr Kidd is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Wilberforce Institute. She 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 Piotr Pilarski Project Manager Mr Pilarski has managed high-profile, multidisciplinary projects in a variety of sectors. Email me Professor David Richardson Former Director of the Wilberforce Institute A former director of the Wilberforce Institute, Professor Richardson is a leading expert on slavery. Email me Dr Judith M Spicksley Lecturer at the Wilberforce Institute for the Emancipation of Slavery 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 Dr Mary Wills Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Wills is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on the Antislavery Usable Past project. Her research focuses on Britain's abolitionist mission in the 19th century. Email me PhD community Craig Barlow Circles of Analysis: An Explanatory Theory of Criminal Exploitation of Children Email me Anta Brachou The little-researched calamity of people trafficking from Albania to the UK Email me Tom Hammond Surveillance, migration and identity in Brexit Britain Email me Loria-Mae Heywood Law in Books, Legal Process, Law in Action: Child Protection and Child trafficking in Nigeria Email me Nick Kinsella The importance of training in supporting front line professionals to contribute to the eradication of Human Trafficking and Contemporary Slavery Email me Adiva Lawrence The memorialisation of transatlantic slavery in museums of black heritage and the uses of art 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 Email me Chloe Wilson Investigating the Specific Experiences of Victims of Human Sex Trafficking in England Email me Charlotte Russell Contemporary Slavery and The Refugee Child: Human trafficking risks in European refugee camps Email me Associates Dr Simon Green Senior Lecturer in Community Justice and Criminology Dr 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 Michael Turner Emeritus Professor Professor Michael Turner is one of the three original founders of WISE, 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 Professor Manuel Barcia University of Leeds Associate Professor Steven Behrendt University of Victoria Paul Close Dr Kate Hodgson University College, Cork Professor Angela McCarthy University of Otago Professor Joel Quirk University of the Witwatersrand Professor Suzanne Schwarz University of Worcester Dr Lee Karen Stow Emeritus Professor Jim Walvin Top Browser does not support script. Browser does not support script.