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Ella Cockbain

Ella Cockbain

Dr Ella Cockbain is an Associate Professor at UCL, in the Department of Security and Crime Science, and a Visiting Research Fellow at Leiden University. Her research focuses primarily on human trafficking, child sexual exploitation and labour abuses. She has published extensively on these issues, including a book in which she analyses extensive material from now infamous child sexual exploitation investigations in Telford, Derby, Rotherham, and elsewhere. 

States of Journalism: The media has driven intense racial stereotyping around “Muslim grooming gangs”. Dr Ella Cockbain writes about the origins, beneficiaries and harms of this persistent trope.

04 July, 2022