Rosemary Broad

Rosemary Broad


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Rose Broad is a Professor of Criminology and is currently Head of Department for Criminology in the School of Social Sciences.  She completed her MRes and ESRC funded PhD in 2013 at the University of Manchester in the area of human trafficking. She has since been involved in several projects on modern slavery and human trafficking and has numerous publications in this area. Rose's background prior to academia was as a practitioners in criminal justice institutions and she continues to maintain links with practitioners and policymakers, developing research into practice and research impact.

Research interests

Rose's research interests include human trafficking, modern slavery, responses to violence, organised crime, the management of offenders and prison education.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Stuck in Traffic: An exploratory study of people convicted for human trafficking offenders 2004-2008, University of Manchester (UOM)

Award Date: 28 Feb 2014

External positions

External examiner BA Criminology, Anglia Ruskin University

Feb 2017Feb 2020

Areas of expertise

  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • Modern slavery
  • Human trafficking
  • Organised crime

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Healthier Futures


  • Modern slavery
  • Human trafficking
  • Organised crime


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