2016 Summer Symposium

LECTURERS (2016 Summer Symposium) held at Jesus College University of Cambridge


Director of CCARHT, Convenor and Chair of the Symposium. Formerly a UK Women’s National Commissioner, UKHTC Research and Training, Board chair and founder of the pioneering UK based Victim Support and Housing Charity CHASTE. (University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Durham and University of the Free State RSA).

Author  Human Trafficking and Mega Sports Events:The London 2012 Olympics,  Tool Kit for Early Identification of Children in Europe ( EFSC 2015),  Renate mapping for Conference of Religious initiatives against Human Trafficking in Europe 2015.  Currently working on a major report for Churches Together in England on opportunities for the Pentecostal and African Majority Churches to respond to Trafficking challenges. (Autumn 2016)


Mary Honeyball MEP 

Main author of the “Report on Prostitution and Sexual Exploitation and its Impact on Gender Equality”, presented to the European Parliament 2014). Also exploring what #BREXIT might mean for Europe and the UK in legislative impact and capacity for protection and prevention.

Glynn Rankin

Former co-Director of the UK Human Trafficking Center (multi-agency National Trafficking Centre (NTC) to combat human trafficking and deliver government policy and targets) and pioneering Chief Prosecutor on Labour Trafficking in the UK (Liverpool University). Glynn 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.

Dr Sarah Steele

CCARHT faculty, ground breaking research on the trafficking of body products, lecturing on Public Health and the interface of Human Trafficking with Law and Public Health provision. (Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, and Stanford University’s Centre in Oxford)

Professor P.M. Nair

MA (Sociology), LLB, PhD (Victimology), Professor Nair has been a career police officer with the Indian Police Service since joining the service in 1978.  After 35 years of service in the Indian Police Service in various capacities in Bihar, CBI, NHRC, UNODC, CRPF, he retired in 2013 as the Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Director General of Civil Defence, Government of India to take on a new role as the Chair Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai.

Professor Beatri Kruger

Professor Kruger Professor of Criminal Law at the University of the Free State in South Africa and previously a Senior Prosecutor for the Department of Justice. She was influential in the processes of the now realised integration of the Palermo Protocol into South Africa’s legal architecture. Professor Kruger will be joining us through video link, to discuss the experience of RSA with regional flows of migratory labour, and the factors which are driving Human Trafficking abuse in the Rainbow Nation.  Professor Kruger will be focusing in part on West African regional flows south into the Republic, and exploitation of children, women in sex markets and male labour exploitation.

Dr Paulo Campana 

University of Cambridge Lecturer in Criminology and Complex Networks expounding his latest research on West African criminal networks involved in Human Trafficking.

Dr Sine Plambech

Dr Plambech is a Post Doctural researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies and is comes to the summer school with the latest research on Nigerian Trafficking narratives, based on her breakthrough PhD Points of Departure – Migration Control and Anti-Trafficking in the Lives of Nigerian Sex Worker Migrants after Deportation from Europe.

Victoria Nwogu

Ms Nwogu is the Gender Specialist and Head of Gender Unit at the UNDP Somalia, responsible for overall gender advisory, mainstreaming and programme management functions under UNDP Somalia’s Country Programme. She has been the Programme Specialist for SGBV, Project Manager of Access to Justice at the UNDP, Acting Country Programme Manager at UNWomen, as well as Visiting Professor at the Central European University in Budapest. Ms Nwogu brings an extensive knowledge of trafficking issues related to Nigeria and Somalia.

Dr Bonny Ling

Post-Doctoral researcher at the Law Institute of the University of Zurich – independent research on issues concerning labour exploitation in international Human Rights law, with particular reference for the symposium to China and Cambodia.

Caroline Seow 

Director of Family Business Network, developing sustainable business models in interdicting Human Trafficking – presenting on her recent dissertation focusing on Thailand’s Hill Tribes.

Shyam Pokharel

Mr Pokharel works with the Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities (CREHPA), as an Anti-Trafficking and Gender Policy Specialist. He is the Director of Samrakshak Samuha Nepal (SASANE) an NGO in Nepal working to eradiate human trafficking and reintegrate human trafficking survivors into society and to increase women’s access to justice and achieve systemic change within the legal system. As a licensed attorney he previously served for the Nepal Supreme Court for more than 20 years. He’s authored numerous research papers on human trafficking, most recently, a study on human traffickers in association with Daywalka Foundation in Nepal. He is considered an authority on human trafficking in Nepal.


Dr Waldimeiry Corrêa da Silva

Waldimeiry Correa da Silva holds a Ph.D. in International Law and International Relations from Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). She is currently the Director of the Department of International Studies at Loyola University Andalusia (Spain), where she teaches in the Degree of International Relations, in the Double Degrees and in the masters and doctoral programmes in Inclusive and Sustainable Development. She has been a guest professor in different courses on human trafficking and human rights in Latin America and Spain. Between 2013 and 2015 she acted as a counselor in the National Committee for Confronting Trafficking in Persons (CONATRAP) / Ministry of Justice of Brazil. In 2013 she was a consultant for United Nations regarding human trafficking in Brazil. She has participated in different research networks on contemporary forms of slavery and trafficking. She has widely prublished on these topics.

Dr. Halleh Seddighzadeh

Dr. Halleh Seddighzadeh is an international counter-trafficking advisor and trauma specialist in the psychological treatment of torture, specifically in survivors of human trafficking, war refugees, genocide, victims of terrorism, radicalized youth, gender based violence, and most recently survivors of cults and ecclesiastic abuse. She has worked extensively with survivors of trafficking and torture in the Middle East in acute/post-conflict zones and refugee camps doing disaster relief, resiliency, and capacity-building, psychological first aid, and investigative research. She is the Founder of ARMAN (Asylee, Refugee Migrant Assistance Network) a multidisciplinary, multicultural, forensic mental health organization. She frequently provides consultation and training to law enforcement agencies, service providers, faith-based organization, prosecutors, investigators, medical practitioners and the business sector internationally and domestically on trauma-informed counter-trafficking best practice.

Irene Sotelo Reyes

Ms Reyes is a Support Specialist for Victims of Human Trafficking and Social Educator at Adoratrices in Barcelona, Spain. With a background in Social Work she has an MA in Migration and Reception from the University of Barcelona. Her current work includes direct intervention in a residential setting, which promotes human rights of survivor of trafficking for sexual exploitation, and overall support to safe house residents.

Also Eve Poole (recorded video author of Toxic Capitalism)  and Grahame Maxwell (former UK lead for the UK Human Trafficking Centre).