Kelly Gleason

Former Data Science Lead - Delta 8.7

Dr Kelly Gleason is former Data Science Lead for Delta 8.7 – The Alliance 8.7 Knowledge Platform at the Centre for Policy Research. In this role, she worked on building online knowledge tools that encourage evidence-based policy decision-making by translating data and promoting scientific literacy in relation to modern slavery, forced labour, child labour and human trafficking. She currently works as Data Science Officer at ILO.

Dr Gleason’s previous research focused on the measurement and estimation of conflict, including civil war onset and recurrence, ethnic rioting, and terrorist group network analysis, and the visualization and communications of complex data in various substantive areas.

She obtained her doctorate and Master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She gained additional training in quantitative research methodology and computer science through the InterUniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at University of Michigan where she became an instructor, training graduate students in advanced quantitative methods and statistical programming languages.

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Can New US Law Help Increase Financial Recovery and Reintegration of Survivors of Human Trafficking?

Professor Barry Koch, Dr Leona Vaughn, Sarah Byrne
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Gendered Understandings of Forced Sexual Exploitation

Ellie Newman-Granger
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Forced Labour Import Bans: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?

Owain Johnstone
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Gendered Understandings of Forced Sexual Exploitation

Ellie Newman-Granger
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Domestic Slave Labour in Brazil

Maurício Krepsky Fagundes
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Indigenous Peoples and the Anti-Trafficking Sector’s Blind Spot

Miriam Karmali, Krysta Bisnauth
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