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Alexandra Baxter

Human trafficking and modern slavery researcher, Flinders University

Alexandra has a PhD in Criminology/Law, a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology First Class Honours), and a Bachelor of Justice and Society from Flinders University.

Alexandra's research explores human trafficking in Australia with a focus on women offenders, the victim-offender cycle, sex trafficking, and sexual exploitation. A large focus of her research is on women victims of human trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation who have been charged as the offender and how this victimisation is acknowledged, understood, and constructed by Australian judges.

Alexandra has been consulted as an expert, and her researched used, by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).


  • 2017–present
    Criminology Workshop Facilitator , Flinders University
  • 2016–present
    Casual Academic (tutor), Flinders University
  • 2018–present
    Research assistant, Flinders University
  • 2019–present
    Guest lecturer , Flinders University


  • 2021 
    Flinders University , Doctor of Philosophy (Law/Criminology)
  • 2015 
    Flinders University , Bachelor of Arts (Criminology Honours) (First Class)
  • 2014 
    Flinders University , Bachelor of Justice and Society


  • 2019
    Journal of Human Trafficking , When the Line between Victimization and Criminalization Blurs: The Victim-Offender Overlap Observed in Female Offenders in Cases of Trafficking in Persons for Sexual Exploitation in Australia, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 327-338

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC)