Caitlyn’s doctoral research focuses on analyzing policing responses to the smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons. She is conducting fieldwork in the UK, Nigeria, and Vietnam. Caitlyn is completing her DPhil as a Commonwealth Scholar. She is supervised by Professor Ian Loader.

Beyond academia, Caitlyn's professional background centers on capacity building premised on securing welfare and rights protections. She is a strategic development and impact assessment specialist. Caitlyn has worked extensively on both local, national, and transnational-level projects, including ones in the UK, Canada, Guatemala, Ghana, and Ecuador. She has held senior management and front-line roles for a variety of non-governmental, governmental, and United Nations entities. Caitlyn currently leads on developing and implementing public sector monitoring and evaluation frameworks for a UK-based research company.

Caitlyn holds a BA in Law and Society from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, during which she was awarded a University Medal for Academic Excellence along with Cox and Palmer Prize and the Provincial Scholarship. She also holds an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford, with Distinction. 

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