Caitlyn McGeer joined us as a freelance Research Associate in February 2017, to support our police conference on 'Eliminating Modern Slavery: Enhancing the Police Response' with a pre-event Briefing and post-event Summary Report.

Caitlyn has extensive research experience on both domestic (Canada) and international projects, specifically focusing on facilitating strategic public sector development and the rights of women and children. She has an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford and plans to pursue doctoral research. Her research interests focus on evolving threat landscapes, which include child sexual exploitation, sexually exploitative modern slavery and cybercrime, and how these intersect with policing and wider criminal justice system mechanisms. 

Beyond academia, Caitlyn's professional background has centred on public-sector communications, risk management and project development, coupled with advocacy and campaigning capacities in relation to securing human welfare. She is a communications specialist and project manager. She has engaged in both management and front-line work with the issues surrounding modern slavery.

Caitlyn has worked with community development initiatives in Ecuador, Ghana, and Guatemala. Currently, she is a Researcher at Perpetuity Researcher and Consultancy International where she leads a project focused on analyzing the effectiveness of services commissioned for victims.

Cumberland Lodge publications

Eliminating Modern Slavery: Enhancing the Police Response - Conference Briefing (April 2017)

Eliminating Modern Slavery: Enhancing the Police Response - Conference Report (June 2017)

Eliminating Modern Slavery: Enhancing the Police Response - Executive Summary (June 2017)

Research Associate, 2017/18