Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford
Director of the Centre and developing the research programmes and projects
which the Centre pursues is Dr Pemberton Ford who established the Centre in 2008, and has been building its affiliate network over the last 5 years.
A popular speaker and prolific report writer, with numerous policy evaluation and strategic direction papers submitted to a range of enforcement, International, Governmental and non-governmental Organisations, Dr Ford lectures widely in the UK and internationally.
She has developed two courses for assisting organisations get to grips with counter Human Trafficking resilience which have been well received and can be accessed here.
2017 has seen Carrie take part in workshops on counter trafficking in Switzerland, Cote d’Ivoire, Sweden, Italy and Belgium, leading symposia and contributing to policy decision work on counter trafficking and modern slavery challenges.
UNITAR FELLOW – Carrie holds a UNITAR fellowship, advising the UN Intitute for Training and Research in issues pertaining to Human Trafficking and Gender Equality particularly in relation to the Peace Keeping and Sustainable Development Goals being supported by UNITAR into UN member states.
Carrie has worked extensively in the field of raising the profile of the contribution in civil society responses in Protection and Resistance to Trafficking vulnerability of Faith Based Organisations.
The NOT FOR SALE campaign 2004 – 2006 run through the UK NGO CHASTE resulted in the early ratification of the Palermo Protocol and ministerial attention focussed onto building UK victim protection and enforcement attention on Human Trafficking with the innovation of Operations Pentameter one and two.
The safe house capacity commenced through the work of the CHASTE round table (CRT) in housing has now evolved through the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings,(adopted in2009) with a formalised National Referral Mechanism. The current government contract holders, the Salvation Army, were early participants around the CRT thanks to the foresight of their Worldwide Commissioner Helen Clifton, who caught the requirement and need articulated through Not for Sale advocacy.
The story of the inter-denominational network and capacity building work Carrie realised with a small committed team in CHASTE, and the partners who came alongside to build a movement of resistance, awareness raising and change, can be read in Not for Sale: Raising Awareness, Ending Exploitation.
Carrie is available to assist in the development of doctoral theses, and has taught and supervised graduates in Oxford University, Uppsala University, the University of Cambridge, the University of Coventry, the University of Loughborough and the University of Edinburgh. Those interested in working with Dr Ford are invited to explore the Bursary package which is available each year to 2 or 3 students for a research based internship.
Reports and Research
Dr Pemberton Ford has advised and reported to inter alia
OSCE – advisers on Labour Exploitation GLA
RENATE – Trafficking of Minors and Social Protection challenges in Europe: A Seven Country study. September 2017
Churches Together in England: Report Behind Closed Doors: voices against gender based violence, human trafficking and modern slavery 2017
RENATE – The Catholic Religious European Mapping on Human Trafficking 2015.
UNGIFT – Translation requirements for victim rights protection Innovations in counter Trafficking policing.
EU DG Home – European Federation of Street Children Toolkit on early identification of Trafficking for at risk Children 2012-1014
The London 2012 Olympics Task Force on Counter Trafficking
MOPAC (Mayor of London’s Policing and Crime)
Report construction assisting the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Trafficking 2012 – 2013
The Metropolitan Police Service Counter Trafficking Unit – Gap assessment.
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland working group on Trafficking
COATNET – European interdenominational network on Trafficking (victim rights focussed)
Operations Pentameter one and two – UK Constabularies
Briefing papers for The Solicitor General – UK Government (2005-2010)
She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, an MA in International Development Studies and Political Theology from the University of Leeds, a DBA from the Open University and a BA from the University of Oxford.
Research Fellows and Readers
Sarah holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, a DPhil from the University of Oxford, and a BA, LLB (Hons, 1st) and an MA in International Studies from the Flinders University of South Australia. She is trained in qualitative and ethnographic research, specialising in researching professional organisations and practitioners’ implementation of law and policy.
Previously Sarah has worked as a Lecturer in Law at the Faculty of Law in Cambridge University, and as a Lecturere in the Social Determinants of Health, at BARTS and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Formerly the Director of Legal Services for the UK Human Trafficking Centre (a multi-agency National Trafficking Centre (NTC) to combat human trafficking and deliver government policy and targets). Glynn also works in close co-operation with Coventry University, Sheffield Hallam University and Liverpool Universities. A member of a number of European high profile policy development and monitoring fora – Glynn brings a Chief prosecutor’s wisdom and an international network of senior legal expertise to the team.
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