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Bodean Hedwards



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Dr. Bodean Hedwards is a criminologist, focused predominantly on responses to slavery, human trafficking and related forms of exploitation.

In addition to her research, Bodean is an experienced project manager, and is currently managing Monash University’s Global Immersion Guarantee; an Australian first initiative that seeks to engage students in innovative and sustainable solutions to the human impact on the environment. Prior to this, Bodean was a Research Associate at the Border Crossings Observatory and the Rights and Justice Priority Area at Nottingham University, where she worked on a variety of research projects focused on slavery and trafficking. She was also a Researcher with the Walk Free Foundation where she specialised in assessing government responses to modern slavery throughout Southeast Asia. Bodean has also worked with the Australian Institute of Criminology in Canberra on a range of issues, including anti-human trafficking, countering violent extremism and indigenous justice. 

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Research Output

  • 3 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Commissioned Report
  • 1 Article

Australia’s response to human trafficking nationally and regionally: The question of impact

Moore, H., Segrave, M., Hedwards, B. & Milivojevic, S., 2019, The SAGE Handbook of Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery. Bryson-Clarke, J. & Poucki, S. (eds.). 1 ed. London UK: SAGE Publications Ltd, Vol. 1. p. 434-452 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Family Violence and Exploitation: Examining the Contours of Violence and Exploitation

Segrave, M., Hedwards, B. & Tyas, D., 6 Mar 2019, The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking . Winterdyk, J. & Jones, J. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 437-450 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Migrant voices in the Global South: Challenges of recruitment, participation and interpretation

Hedwards, B. & Suwinthawong, S., 2018, Criminal Justice Research in an Era of Mass Mobility. Fili, A., Jahnsen, S. & Powell, R. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 100-113 14 p. (Routledge Studies in Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Review of Human Trafficking: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)

Hedwards, B., 2018, In : Journal of Human Trafficking. 4, 3, p. 273-275 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Modern Slavery Research: the UK Picture

Hedwards, B., Bales, K. & Silverman, B., 2017

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther

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