We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Nicola Pocock as a new member the post-doctoral scholar community. Dr. Pocock passed her PhD viva examinations on 14th July 2017, with no changes required.
Dr Pocock’s seminal work on human trafficking for commercial fishing and health was co-supervised by GVHC staff members, Cathy Zimmerman, Ligia Kiss, Heidi Stoeckl and by Fiona Adamson of SOAS. Dr. Pocock’s PhD research was the first major study of health and wellbeing of labour trafficked men and boys for fishing. Her work contributed substantially to evidence that human trafficking is not limited to women and girls. She explored the very under studied subject of victim identification and assistance, labour inspections, drawing on research with diverse range of stakeholders in Thailand. Her findings raised questions about risk and protective factors (e.g., documents weren’t protective for injuries or violence) and was the first empirical analysis of this question among this population.
Nicola will be undertaking a post-doctoral position with the United Nations University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, starting in August.