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Fiona is a researcher at Sheffield Hallam University, focusing on modern slavery and human rights. She is based within the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice.

Fiona’s research looks at the role of women in the trafficking of children. She spent 2 years living in Haiti where she did an ethnographic gender analysis of modern society in order to understand the root causes of child slavery there. She has been involved in modern slavery research more generally for over 10 years, previously working on the Walk Free Global Slavery Index.

She has a PhD in Gender Studies, a M.A. in Modern Slavery Studies and a B.A. in French & Philosophy. She has presented her work at national and international conferences and events and has written for The Conversation. Her upcoming publications include papers and book chapters focusing on the roles of men and women in ending child trafficking.

Her specialisms include: modern slavery and trafficking; child slavery; gender and development; post-colonialism race and gender discourse; trans-Atlantic colonial histories; feminist methodologies; cultural anthropology & ethnography.