Dr Sian Oram is the PrincipaI Investigator of the MSCOS project, Head of the Section of Women’s Mental Health and Senior Lecturer in Women's Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London. Her research focuses on interpersonal trauma, its intersection with gender and with institutional and societal structures, and its relationship to mental health.
Juliet Joseph has lived experience of human trafficking with a lot of experience of what it is like to be a victim. She wrote a leaflet for survivors not only to get into research, but to also help them to interact with other survivors and none survivors to build their confidence and get involved in the community around them.
Cornelius Katona Helen Bamber Foundation
Professor Cornelius Katona is the Medical Director at Helen Bamber Foundation. He is the Royal College of Psychiatrists' lead on Refugee and Asylum Mental Health. He is an Honorary Professor in the Division of Psychiatry at University College London. He was a member of the Committee that recently updated NICE guidelines on PTSD. He has published more than 300 papers. In 2019 he was awarded the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Honorary Fellowship, the College’s highest honour, for his ‘outstanding service to psychiatry’.
Sharli Anne Paphitis King's College London
Dr Sharli Anne Paphitis is the the Principal Investigator of the MSCOS project and a Research Fellow in Women’s Mental Health at King's College London.She is an Associate Researcher in Community Engagement at Rhodes University. Her research focusses on community-based and participatory interventions to support survivors of violence, forced displacement, and human trafficking.
Queenie Sit MSCOS (KCL) and Helen Bamber Foundation
Queenie Sit is the Community of Practice Fellow for the Modern Slavery Core Outcome Set (MSCOS) . Her role sits within the Counter-Trafficking Department at the Helen Bamber Foundation, where she is a member of the Counter-Trafficking team. Queenie has a strong background in large-scale programme and events planning and management, as well as stakeholder co-ordination and engagement. Her role provides a focal point of contact and co-ordination for the MSCOS Community of Practice which brings together survivors, academics, frontline practitioners and policymakers in a dedicated Community, developing online forums, content, podcasts, meetings and workshops to embed the MSCOS model, and take the project forward.
Nicola Wright University of Nottingham
Dr Nicola Wright is an Associate Professor in Mental Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham. Nicola is a mental health nurse by clinical training. She holds a PhD in Nursing Studies from the University of Nottingham and is the Associate Director of the Health and Wellbeing Programme at the Rights Lab. Utilising predominantly qualitative research methods she has completed research projects exploring what mental health recovery means in the context of modern slavery.
Minh Dang Survivor Alliance
Minh Dang, MSW, PhD is the Executive Director of Survivor Alliance, an international non-governmental organization focused on building sustainable communities with, by, of, and for survivors of slavery and human trafficking. She is a Research Fellow and Lead in Survivor Wellbeing and Scholarship at the University of Nottingham's Rights Lab.
Bee Damara Survivor Alliance
Bee Damara is an MA student in Human Rights and Global Ethics and a course facilitator with Survivor Alliance. She has been working with young refugees and human trafficking survivors for 12 years. Bee is contributing her practice-based expertise and connections with survivors as a co-researcher for the project.
Emma Howarth University of East London
Dr Emma Howarth is a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology, University of East London. Her primary research focus is on domestic abuse and responses to children who experience it. Emma brings expertise on core outcome set and consensus methodologies and is currently leading work to develop core outcome sets for children affected by domestic abuse and child maltreatment.