Principal Investigator, University of Bath
Neil is Principal Investigator and Co-Director of the WorkFREE project. His research has for many years focused on the governance of exploitative and so-called 'unfree' labour and in particular the types targeted for eradication by the Sustainable Development Goals. He conducts ethnographic and participatory action research with people defined as victims of trafficking, slavery, child labour and forced labour, and political anthropological research on the institutions that seek to protect them. Neil founded and is one of the editors of the Beyond Trafficking and Slavery project on openDemocracy, which aims to put radical and grassroots commentary on ‘unfree’ or exploitative work and movement into the public domain. He is an Executive Committee member of the Basic Income Earth Network.