The Director
Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford

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Directing the Centre and developing the research programmes and projects
which the Centre pursues, Dr Pemberton Ford established the Centre in 2008.
Formerly Carrie directed the NOT FOR SALE campaign resulting in the early
ratification of the Palermo Protocol and developed capacity in UK victim protection capacity in the work now taken forward through the NRM and the
current government contract holders.   The story of the
inter-denominational network and capacity building project which she founded
and directed through the UK NGO CHASTE can be read in Not for Sale: Raising Awareness, Ending Exploitation.

Author of numerous policy evaluation and strategic direction reports some of which are cited in these pages.  Dr Pemberton Ford lectures widely in the UK and internationally – she has lately responded to invitations from
Moldova, Switzerland, Australia, Sweden and Belgium as well as leading seminars at Oxford University, Uppsala University, the University of Cambridge, the University of Coventry and the University of Edinburgh.
Dr Pemberton Ford has advised and reported to inter aliaEFSC

OSCE – advisers on Labour Exploitation GLA
Special Adviser
UNGIFT – Translation requirements for victim rights protection
Innovations in counter Trafficking policing.
EU DG Home – European Federation of Street Children Toolkit on london olympicsearly identification of Trafficking for at risk Children  2012-1014
London 2012 Olympics Task Force on Counter Trafficking
MOPAC (Mayor of London’s Policing and Crime)
UN Special Rapporteur on Human Trafficking 2012 – 2013
Metropolitan Police Service  Counter Trafficking Unit
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
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

Dr Sarah Steelesarah steels

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.

Glynn Rankin









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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