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Dr Sarah Steele

Dr Sarah Steele

Senior Research Associate, POLIS


Biography:

Sarah is the Deputy Director of the Intellectual Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge, and a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge. Her research sits at the interface of Law, Criminology, International Relations and Politics, Sociology, and Global Health. It explores how we affect social change around issues that impact upon people's wellbeing in contemporary society.

Her research continues to focus on cross-border issues, including human trafficking, the trade in body products and organs, death and suicide tourism, and the growing use of social media by health and other professionals in responding to global health issues like trafficking. She also has researched overseas patient charging in the NHS since reforms in 2012.

Having held posts at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Oxford, amongst other institutions in the UK, USA and Australia, Sarah is delighted to work internationally and to provide multidisciplinary teaching and curriculum development.

Research Interests

Global health responses to modern slavery and trafficking in persons, the trafficking in body products (especially human milk), and overseas patient charging in the NHS.