Dr Helen McCabe

Associate Professor at University of Nottingham


She joined Nottingham in September 2017. In January 2020 I became an AHRC Fellow with "To Have and to Hold", a project about forced marriage and modern slavery. She currently leads the work on forced marriage in the Rights Lab, a University of Nottingham Beacon Research of Excellence (She is part of the Law and Policy Programme).

She is also the Principal Investigator on project funded by the AHRC in collaboration with researchers, activists, and artists in Kenya and the NGO World Reader, seeking to amplify the voices of survivors of human trafficking in Kenya through ethical storytelling and participatory photography.

In October 2020, she won a UKRI-funded ESRC COVID-19 Rapid-Response grant looking at the impact of COVID-19 and COVID-related decision-making on people already experiencing, or vulnerable to, forced marriage in the UK.

  • In news articles

    Forced marriage as modern slavery

    As part of the Centre for Science and Policy’s (CSaP) Future Leaders Fellows seminar series, Dr Helen McCabe, Associate Professor in Political Theory, University of Nottingham, discussed her research on forced marriage as modern slavery.