Carole Murphy

Senior Lecturer Criminology and Sociology


Carole Murphy is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology, and successfully launched the MA in Human Trafficking, Migration and Organised Crime in 2017. She played a key role in establishing the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery at St Mary’s University, in 2015 and is currently research lead for the Centre. Her main research interests are in human trafficking and modern slavery and intersections with social problems, inequalities, addiction and health/mental health issues. Carole has published on the performance of identity in recovery from addiction, and on media representations and political discourses about migration, smuggling and human trafficking. Her report, A Game of Chance?: Long-term support for Survivors of Modern Slavery (2018) a study based on interviews with first responders in the UK, including police and NGOs, evaluated the impact of gaps in long-term support for survivors of modern slavery. She is currently examining barriers to services for substance using survivors.