Lilith Brouwers


Current research: Sex workers experience of employment relations and 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. 




  • MSc Gender Research - London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK
  • BA Liberal Arts and Sciences - Utrecht University, the Netherlands