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PhD candidate researching the role of consumers in eradicating modern slavery in supply chains, University of South Australia

Kyla Raby is an anti-trafficking practitioner and researcher, having designed anti-slavery programming and interventions in the United Kingdom, Bangladesh and Australia where she currently manages a support service for survivors of modern slavery. She is a registered aid worker with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and has deployed to Greece and Bangladesh in response to mass population movements. Kyla’s recently published research includes an article on commonly held stereotypes of human traffickers published in the Anti-Trafficking Review and the impact of COVID-19 on the identification of victims of modern slavery and their access to support published in the Journal of Modern Slavery. Kyla is a PhD candidate at the University of South Australia researching the role of the consumer in legislative efforts to eradicate modern slavery in supply chains. She holds a Master of Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne and Bachelor Degrees in Journalism and International Relations from the University of South Australia. Kyla is a sessional academic with UniSA Online and RMIT Online teaching various topics from victimology to employment law.


  • 2018–present
    Lead - Human Trafficking, Forced Labour & Forced Marriage, Australian Red Cross


  • 2015 
    Melbourne University , Master of Public and International Law
  • 2009 
    University of South Australia, Bachelor of Journalism
  • 2009 
    University of South Australia, Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)


  • 2021
    The Impact of Covid-19 on the Identification of Victims of Modern Slavery and their Access to Support Services in Australia, Journal of Modern Slavery