Our research centre
The Centre for Research on Modern Slavery (CReMS) is a multi-disciplinary centre, founded in July 2020 to foster research on modern slavery, with particular emphasis on the role business plays both in sustaining the practice and contributing to its eradication.
CReMS is committed to research on both the exploitation of migrant labour and the role of internationalised firms in the persistence of modern slavery. Although the Centre is situated in the University of Auckland’s Business School, it is intended to foster collaborative links between researchers from multiple disciplines interested in the nature, extent, drivers, consequences and eradication of modern slavery. We hope to engage in joint research with colleagues across the University of Auckland, other New Zealand universities, and research institutions worldwide.
Oversight group members
- Rebekah Armstrong
Director, Business and Human Rights Consultants
- Jennifer Burn
Director, Anti-Slavery Australia
- Alison Rahill
Executive Officer, Anti-Slavery Taskforce, Archdiocese of Sydney
- Emeritus Professor Nigel Haworth
University of Auckland
If you would like to know more about CReMS and its work, please get in touch.
- Brent Burmester
Phone: +64 9 923 4559
- Christina Stringer
Phone: +64 9 923 6946