|Institution||Leeds Beckett University|
|Affiliations||Socio-Legal Studies Association; Society of Legal Scholars; Association of Law Teachers|
|Other Links||University Profile; ResearchGate|
With a first degree in International Politics and Criminology, Anne-Marie has previously been a frontline practitioner in both the voluntary and public sectors. Her experience supporting refugee communities in Kosovo fuelled her interest in international human rights law; she later worked alongside the police and the CPS as an independent advocate for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
Following completion of the Graduate Diploma in Law in 2015, Anne-Marie undertook an LLM in International Human Rights at Birmingham City University, during which she focused on human trafficking and contemporary slavery.
The research will examine UK survivor support legislation and policy, and how it is carried out by the agencies who bear responsibility for its implementation. The aim of the study is to analyse frontline support service delivery and identify areas of best practice, as well as issues of concern. There is a dearth of available literature to show how survivors themselves feel about the post-intervention process in the UK, therefore, this research will also aim to gather survivor narratives on their experiences of the National Referral Mechanism and the support services they have accessed.