Patricia Hynes PhD
Professor of Social Justice
- Department of Law And Criminology
- Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice
- Social and Economic Research Institute
Professor Hynes conducts applied research on forced migration in all its forms, particularly in relation to refugees, asylum seekers and people affected by human trafficking. Her research interests also include human rights, safeguarding children affected by trafficking, sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian contexts and the ethics of carrying out research with refugee and migrant populations.
Patricia Hynes joined the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University in January 2022 as a Professor of Social Justice. She is the author of Introducing Forced Migration (Routledge, 2021), co-author of Trafficked Young People: Breaking the Wall of Silence (Routledge, 2013), co-editor of New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights (Routledge, 2013), co-editor of Sociology and Human Rights (Routledge, 2011) and a monograph, The Dispersal and Social Exclusion of Asylum Seekers: Between Liminality and Belonging (Policy Press, 2011). She was also a co-author of a recent UNICEF report entitled Action to End Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: A Review of Evidence (December 2020).
She has published internationally including a Working Paper on trust and mistrust in humanitarian settings (UNHCR, 2003) and in high impact academic journals such as the Journal of Refugee Studies, Sociology and the International Journal of Human Rights. A key theme running through her published works relates to the issue of trust and/or mistrust in humanitarian contexts.
Details of her most recent book – Introducing Forced Migration – can be found on the Routledge website.
Professor Hynes is currently conducting research in partnership with Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT) UK, looking at the need to transform systems and outcomes of care and protection for children and young people following human trafficking and/or ‘modern slavery’. Her most recently completed research project was a four-country research study which sought to understand ‘vulnerability’ to human trafficking from Albania, Viet Nam and Nigeria to the UK, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Research reports from this study included a final co-authored output entitled ‘Between Two Fires’: Understanding Vulnerabilities and the Support Needs of People from Albania, Viet Nam and Nigeria who have experienced Human Trafficking into the UK (2019). Prior to this she worked on the first evaluation of a pilot of Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTAs) in England (2015).
Patricia has a practitioner background with refugee populations in Southeast Asia, having conducted field research on human rights violations from Burma. She was also a Visiting Study Fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford (1995-1996).
Department Of Law and Criminology
College of Social Sciences and Arts
Professor Hynes is currently conducting research in partnership with Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT) UK, looking at the need to transform systems and outcomes of care and protection for children and young people following human trafficking and/or ‘modern slavery’.
Hynes, P. (2022). Exploring the Interface between Asylum, Human Trafficking and/or ‘Modern Slavery’ within a Hostile Environment in the UK. Social Sciences, 11 (6). http://doi.org/10.3390/socsci11060246
Hynes, P. (2017). Trust and mistrust in the lives of forcibly displaced women and children. Families, Relationships and Societies, 6 (2), 219-237. http://doi.org/10.1332/204674317x14861127722366
Vearey, J., Barter, C., Hynes, P., & McGinn, T. (2017). Research ethics in practice: lessons from studies exploring interpersonal violence in different contexts. Families, Relationships and Societies, 6 (2), 273-289. http://doi.org/10.1332/204674316x14673790283737
Hynes, P. (2015). No ‘Magic Bullets’: Children, Young People, Trafficking and Child Protection in the UK. International Migration, 53 (4), 62-76. http://doi.org/10.1111/imig.12195
Allnock, D., Hynes, P., & Archibald, M. (2015). Self reported experiences of therapy following child sexual abuse: Messages from a retrospective survey of adult survivors. Journal of Social Work, 15 (2), 115-137. http://doi.org/10.1177/1468017313504717
Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D., & Waites, M. (2012). Foreword. The International Journal of Human Rights, 16 (8), 1123-1126. http://doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2012.738085
Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D., & Waites, M. (2012). Editorial Foreword. Sociology, 46 (5), 787-796. http://doi.org/10.1177/0038038512455996
Hynes, P. (2010). Global points of ‘vulnerability’: understanding processes of the trafficking of children and young people into, within and out of the UK. The International Journal of Human Rights, 14 (6), 952-970. http://doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2010.512140
Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D., & Waites, M. (2010). Sociology and human rights: confrontations, evasions and new engagements. The International Journal of Human Rights, 14 (6), 811-832. http://doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2010.512125
(n.d.). Missing Persons. . http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315595603
Hynes, P. (n.d.). Contemporary Compulsory Dispersal and the Absence of Space for the Restoration of Trust. Journal of Refugee Studies, 22 (1), 97-121. http://doi.org/10.1093/jrs/fen049
Hynes, P. (2018). Gender and trafficking of children and young people into, within and out of England. In The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Violence. (pp. 208-222). Routledge: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315612997-17
Hynes, P. (2013). Trafficking of Children and Young People: ‘Community’ Knowledge and Understandings. In Critical Perspectives on Child Sexual Exploitation and Related Trafficking. (pp. 153-166). Palgrave Macmillan UK: http://doi.org/10.1057/9781137294104_12
Hynes, P., & Sales, R. (2010). New Communities: Asylum Seekers and Dispersal. In Race and Ethnicity in the 21st Century. (pp. 39-61). Macmillan Education UK: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-07924-4_3
Hynes, P. (2021). Introducing Forced Migration. Routledge.
Pearce, J.J., Hynes, P., & Bovarnick, S. (2013). Trafficked Young People Breaking the Wall of Silence. Routledge.
Hynes, P. (2011). The Dispersal and Social Exclusion of Asylum Seekers Between Liminality and Belonging. Policy Press.
Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D., & Waites, M. (Eds.). (n.d.). New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights. Routledge. http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315539942
Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D., & Waites, M. (Eds.). (n.d.). Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements. Routledge. http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315874647
Hynes, P., Connolly, H., & Duran, L. (2022). Creating stable futures: human trafficking, participation and outcomes for children. Sheffield Hallam University: Sheffield Hallam University, University of Bedfordshire and ECPAT UK. https://www.ecpat.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=7c28a8bd-c9f8-4082-8d3a-aec642798eb3
Hynes, P., Connolly, H., & Duran, L. (2022). Creating stable futures: positive outcomes framework. Sheffield Hallam University, University of Bedfordshire and ECPAT UK. https://www.ecpat.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=9b159cee-80fb-4add-8460-2135889ae6a3
Hynes, P., Connolly, H., & Duran, L. (2022). Creating Stable Futures: Human Trafficking, Participation and Outcomes for Children. https://www.ecpat.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=c78b9c80-844e-40a6-b85e-0f9ace839d3f