Current research: Sex workers’ experiences of work relationships with third parties in the UK.
Despite increasing academic research into sex work as an issue of work and labour, the role of affiliated workers who make their income in the sex industry (third parties in roles such as management, security, sharing work space, renting out premises, etc.) has been consistently understudied. Due to the fact that these third party roles are currently criminalised, all employment relations in the full service sex industry in the UK are effectively illegal. This research will map the existing third party relationships in the UK sex industry, focusing on sex workers experiences of the impact third parties have on their working conditions. It will explore the way current legislation on third parties affects sex workers safety and how this may be improved.
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Leeds University Research Scholarship
HEA Associate Fellow
Divisional representative of postgraduate researchers of the Work and Employment Relations Division
Member of the Leeds University AREA Research Ethics Committee
Diversity Management – University of Leeds
Human Resource Management – University of Leeds
Economic Institutions – University of Leeds
Multidisciplinary research methods and academic writing – Utrecht University
Guest lecture, dissertation module – University of Leeds
Guest lecture, sex work for medical students – University College London
Guest lecture, psychology of intimate relationships – St. Mary’s University
- MSc Gender Research - London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK
- BA Liberal Arts and Sciences - Utrecht University, the Netherlands