University of Wolverhampton Expert in Human Trafficking Law, Human Smuggling Law, Asylum Law and UK Immigration Law
About this speaker
Matthew Davis is a Lecturer in Law and early career researcher at the University of Wolverhampton. Matthew holds a PhD International Law, Human Rights and Criminal Justice. Matthew teaches Nationality, International Migration and Asylum Law to undergraduates as and Immigration Law to postgraduates.
Matthew conducts research on human trafficking from both a crime control perspective and adopts a victim centred approach to assisting and supporting victims of human trafficking and exploitation. Mathew has previous experience of working in a safehouse for victims of human trafficking in the West Midlands. Matthew also supervises students working in the Legal Advice Clinic, funded by the Wolverhampton Law School.
Matthew is currently writing a book which will be published by Palgrave Macmillan on the legal issues, challenges and barriers for individuals being identified as victims of human trafficking. In addition, Matthew will start a research project with the Crown Prosecution Service researching the challenges for prosecutors to secure convictions against human traffickers in the UK.