Alicia undertook her PhD at the Wilberforce Institute, part of the University of Hull. Her research focused on the relationship between conflict and contemporary slavery and was entitled: The Dynamics of Contemporary Slavery and Conflict: Agency, Asylum and Accountability. Her findings emphasised the problematic impact of notions of 'the ideal victim', the role of agency in situations of 'modern slavery', and the ways in which the UK government generates environments that put people at risk of exploitation.
Alicia is now a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Wilberforce Institute where she works with the Risk Assessment Service, assisting large companies to identify and mitigate risk of labour exploitation in their supply chains.
Her research interests include: practitioner responses to 'modern slavery', environments conducive to exploitation and the role of business in 'modern slavery'.