Dr Yvonne MellonLecturer in Law (Public Law)
Yvonne’s main research interests relate to modern slavery, human trafficking and related exploitative practices. More specifically Yvonne’s research focuses on critical perspectives of modern slavery and contemporary legal and policy responses to slavery and human trafficking including the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Yvonne first graduated from Lancaster University with a BA (Hons) degree in History and Religious Studies (2011) before going on to undertake an MA in International Slavery Studies from the University of Liverpool (2012). Yvonne went on to graduate with Distinction from Liverpool John Moores University with a Graduate Diploma in Law (2013) and a PhD from the University of Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice (2019).
Law 101 - English Legal Systems
Law 102 - Public Law
The Modern Slavery Act 2015: Exploring Modern Slavery and the Modern Slavery Act 2015: How Does the Framing of Modern Slavery Limit the Efficacy of Legal and Policy Responses to Human Trafficking and Slavery.
Child trafficking victims and legal guardians: Exploring the fulfilment of the EU trafficking directive in the context of the UK modern Slavery Act 2015 – Best practice or not fit for purpose?
Weatherburn, A., Mellon, Y. 1/06/2019 In: New Journal of European Criminal Law. 10, 2, p. 107-127. 21 p.
Irregular Victims: Investigating the Immigration Status Decisions of Post-NRM Victims of Human Trafficking, the Availability of Eligible Benefits and the Related Impact on Victims of Trafficking
Williams-Woods, A., Mellon, Y. 31/12/2018 In: Journal of Modern Slavery. 4, 2, p. 66-92. 26 p.