Ella Cockbain

Associate Professor, UCL Dr Ella Cockbain's research focuses primarily on human trafficking, child sexual abuse and labour market abuses. She is interested in rigorous, nuanced and context-sensitive approaches to understanding complex social issues.

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Dr Ella Cockbain is an Associate Professor in Security and Crime Science at UCL (University College London). She is also a visiting research fellow at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Ella's research mainly focuses on human trafficking, child sexual abuse and labour market abuses. She is interested in rigorous research across qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. Her research often challenges received wisdom and prevailing stereotypes around complex social phenomena. She is keen to encourage more nuanced, evidence-informed and context-sensitive approaches to understanding and tackling such issues. She has worked closely with organisations across the public, private and third sectors and contributed to counter-trafficking interventions locally, nationally and internationally, including by co-chairing the UK’s national working group on the prevention of 'modern slavery'. She can be contacted at [email protected]

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Talks

The truth about modern slavery

01 December 2021, 01:00 PM
Emily Kenway Cameron Thibos Ella Cockbain Rose Broad David Gadd

Organized crime in the UK

13 October 2022, 04:00 PM
Francisco Garcia Ella Cockbain Stan Gilmour Felia Allum

Understanding the new geographies of organized crime

18 October 2023, 01:00 PM
Emilia Ziosi Alex Bish Ella Cockbain Lauren Pearson

Demystifying Modern Slavery + Contesting County Lines: Case Studies in Drug Crime and Deviant Entrepreneurship

18 October 2023, 08:30 PM
Robert McLean Ross Deuchar James Densley Ella Cockbain David Gadd Rose Broad