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Emese Szász is a Royal Holloway-funded PhD researcher at the School of Law and Social Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London. She has been researching public attitudes towards human trafficking and anti-trafficking organisations in the UK, Germany, and Hungary since 2018. She received her BSc degree in psychology from Hungary, her first MSc degree in clinical psychology at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, in Germany and second MSc degree in forensic psychology at the Royal Holloway.
Emese has interned at the Willow International Uganda-based anti-trafficking NGO where she developed a forensic investigative interview protocol for the police in 2018 to acquire evidence from survivors of human trafficking efficiently and in a ‘victim-friendly’ way. In 2019, she worked with the Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Human Trafficking sponsored by the Santander’s Travel Award and co-organized the CCARHT’s annual Summer Symposium.
Emese’s MSc research was looking at the myths and public attitudes towards human trafficking in the UK and Hungary. This work has been taken further into her PhD studies which investigate the attitudes towards anti-trafficking non-governmental organizations in Germany and Hungary and how and to which extent these attitudes influence the work of anti-trafficking organizations.