Principal Research Fellow and Principal Lecturer in Applied Social Studies
I am interested in forced migration in all its forms, particularly in relation to refugees, asylum seekers and children affected by trafficking.
My previous work has focussed on internally displaced persons, refugees, asylum seekers, the trafficking of children and young people, the ethics of carrying out research with refugee and migrant populations as well as the sociology of human rights.
My practitioner background with various refugee populations in Southeast Asia and experience of working with migrant populations in the UK continues to inform my research and teaching.
- Senior Fellow of the HEA - University of Bedfordshire
- PhD by Doctoral Thesis - Middlesex University
- Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods - Middlesex University
- Postgraduate Foundation Course in Forced Migration - University of Oxford
- BA (Hons), Third World Studies - Middlesex University
- Doctoral, postgraduate and undergraduate roles:
- Forced migration
- Human rights
- Human trafficking
- Forced migration (refugees, internally displaced persons, asylum seekers, children and young people affected by trafficking or exploitation, protracted refugee situations, migration from Burma)
- The sociology of human rights
- Child maltreatment and child protection
- Ethics during the research process
Recent Research Projects
Principal Investigator: 'Vulnerability' to Human Trafficking: A Study of Vietnam, Albania, Nigeria and the UK, Modern Slavery Innovation Fund, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (2017-2019): www.beds.ac.uk/trafficking
- Co-Principal Investigator: Evaluating Independent Advocates for Trafficked Children Trial, Home Office (2014 - 2015)
- Developing global guidance on responses to sexual violence and exploitation of children in development and humanitarian contexts, UNICEF (2013 -2015)
- Child Trafficking and Global Points of 'Vulnerability': Community Knowledge and Understandings, 'Rising Star' Award, University of Bedfordshire, (2012-2013)
- Long term outcomes study into therapeutic interventions for children affected by sexual abuse: developing the evidence-base, NSPCC (2009-2011)
- Practitioners responses to the trafficking of children and young people, NSPCC and University of Bedfordshire (2008-2009)
Selected Service to the Academic/Professional Community
- Consultant to Save the Children International (UK and India): Child Protection training (2015)
- Consultant to UNICEF: Development of Global Guidance document and Desk Review on addressing child sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian, development and emergency contexts (2013-2014)
- Peer reviewer for: Social Inclusion (2014 ongoing); Child Abuse Review (2013 ongoing); Journal of Refugee Studies (2012 ongoing); International Journal of Human Rights (2012 ongoing); Journal of Social Work (2012 ongoing); Sociology (2011 ongoing); Asian & Pacific Migration Journal (2011 ongoing) and various other peer-reviewed journals
- Co-convenor of British Sociological Association (BSA) Study Group on the Sociology of Rights (2009-2014)
- Advisory Group member of research project on Provider Response, Treatment and Care for Trafficked People (PROTECT), National Institute for Health Research, King's College London's Institute for Psychiatry, University of Central Lancashire, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (2012 - 2015)
- Advisory Group member of Moving On? Integration and Onward Migration of Dispersed Refugees in the UK, ESRC and University of Strathclyde (2012 - 2015)
- Member of Research Ethics Committee, NSPCC (2010-2011)
- Advisory group member of research project on Undocumented Migrant Children, Centre on Migration, Policy & Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford (2010-2011)
- Advisory group member of research on therapeutic services for sexually abused children and young people (2009-2011)
- Rapporteur for ESRC end of award reports relating to refugee, asylum and migration research (2009 ongoing)
- Logistical arrangements provided to the International Labour Office (ILO) Commission of Inquiry into Forced Labour in Myanmar (1998)
- Provision of human rights information on Burma to Human Rights Watch/Asia (1996-2000)
- Hynes, P., (forthcoming), Introducing Forced Migration, Routledge, London and New York.
- Pearce, J.J., Hynes, P. and S. Bovarnick, (2013), Trafficked Young People: Breaking the Wall of Silence, Routledge, London.
- Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D. and M. Waites, (2013), (Eds.), New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights, Routledge, London.
- Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D. and M. Waites, (Eds.), (2011 hardback, 2012 paperback), Sociology and Human Rights, Routledge, London.
- Hynes, P., (2011), The Dispersal and Social Exclusion of Asylum Seekers: Between Liminality and Belonging, Policy Press, Bristol.
Selected Peer-Reviewed Journals
- Hynes, P. (2017), Trust and Mistrust in the Lives of Forcibly Displaced Women and Children, in Families, Relationships & Societies, Vol.6, No.2, p.219-238.
- Vearey, J., Barter, C., Hynes, P. and McGinn, T., (2017), Research Ethics in Practice: Lessons from Studies Exploring Interpersonal Violence in Different Contexts, Families, Relationships and Societies, Vol.6, No.2, p.273-290.
- Hynes, P., (2015), No 'Magic Bullets': Children, Young People, Trafficking and Child Protection in the UK, International Migration, Vol.53(4), p.62-76.
- Allnock, D., Hynes, P. and M. Archibald, (2013), Self-Reported Experiences of Therapy Following Child Sexual Abuse: Messages from a Retrospective Survey of Adult Survivors, Journal of Social Work.
- Hynes, P., (2010), Global Points of 'Vulnerability': Understanding the Processes of the Trafficking of Children into, within and out of the UK, International Journal of Human Rights, Vol.14, No.6, p.949-967.
- Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D. and M. Waites, (2010), Sociology and Human Rights: Confrontations, Evasions and New Engagements, The International Journal of Human Rights, Vol.14, No.6, p.810-830.
- Hynes, P., (2010), Understanding the 'Vulnerabilities', 'Resilience' and Processes of the Trafficking of Children and Young People into, within and out of the UK, Youth & Policy (special edition), Vol.104, p.97-118.
- Hynes, P., (2009), Contemporary Compulsory Dispersal and the Absence of Space for the Restoration of Trust, Journal of Refugee Studies, Vol.22, No.1, Oxford University Press, Oxford, p.97-121.
Special Issue Editorship
- Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D. and M. Waites, (2012), Special Issue, The Sociology of Human Rights, Sociology, Vol.46, No.5
- Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D. and M. Waites, (2012), Special Issue, New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights, The International Journal of Human Rights, Vol.16, Issue 8
- Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D. and M. Waites, (2010), Special Issue, Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements, The International Journal of Human Rights, Vol.14, No.6
- Hynes, T., (2003), The Issue of 'Trust' or 'Mistrust' in Research with Refugees: Choices, Caveats and Considerations for Researchers, Working Paper No.98, Evaluation and Policy Analysis Unit, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Geneva www.unhcr.org/research/RESEARCH/3fcb5cee1.pdf
- Hynes, P., (forthcoming), The Sociology of Human Rights, in Ryan, M.J., (Ed.), Essential Concepts in Sociology, Wiley-Blackwell, Farnham, Surrey.
- Hynes, P., (2016), Asylum and Human Trafficking, in Shalev Greene, K. and Alys, L. (Eds.), Missing Persons: A Handbook of Research, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Farnham, Surrey.
- Hynes, P., (2013), Trafficking of Children and Young People: 'Community' Knowledge and Understandings, in Melrose, M. and J. Pearce (Eds.), Critical Perspectives on Child Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation, MacMillan, London.
- Hynes, P., (2010), Global Points of 'Vulnerability': Understanding the Processes of the Trafficking of Children into, within and out of the UK, in Sociology and Human Rights, Routledge, London.
- Hynes, P. and R. Sales, (2010), New Communities: Asylum Seekers and Dispersal, in Bloch, A. and J. Solomos (eds.), Race and Ethnicity in the 21st Century, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, ISBN: 978-0-230-00779-6.
- Harris, P., (1998), Myanmar, in Hampton, J. (ed.), Internally Displaced People: A Global Survey, London, Earthscan Publications
Selected Reports and Research Guides
- Radford, L., Allnock, D. and P. Hynes (forthcoming, 2018), Protecting Child and Adolescents from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Development and Emergency Contexts: Evidence Review, UNICEF, New York.
- Radford, L., Allnock, D. and P. Hynes (forthcoming, 2018), Guidance on Preventing and Responding to Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Development and Humanitarian Contexts, UNICEF, New York.
- Kohli, R., Hynes, P., Connolly, H., Thurnham, A., Westlake, D. and D'Arcy, K., (2015), Evaluation of Independent Child Trafficking Advocates trial: Final Report, Research Report 86, Home Office, UK.
- Kohli, R., Hynes, P., Connolly, H., Thurnham, A., Westlake, D. and D'Arcy, K., (2015), Evaluation of Independent Child Trafficking Advocates trial: Interim Finding March 2015, University of Bedfordshire,UK.
- Allnock, D. and P. Hynes, (2011), Therapeutic Services for Sexually Abused Children and Young People: Scoping the Evidence Base, NSPCC, London
- Pearce, J.J., Hynes, P. and S. Bovarnick (2009), Breaking the Wall of Silence: Practitioners' Responses to Trafficked Children and Young People, NSPCC and University of Bedfordshire
- Hynes, P., (2006), The Compulsory Dispersal of Asylum Seekers and Processes of Social Exclusion, Summary of Findings, Middlesex University and ESRC, Swindon (English and translated into French, Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish and Somali)
- Hynes, P., (2003), Burma Research Guide, Forced Migration Online, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
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