Biography

Vicky Taylor (she/her) is a DPhil candidate at the Centre for Criminology. Her DPhil research looks at the politics of border policing in and across the English Channel. This project is supervised by Professor Mary Bosworth and supported by the Economic and Social Research Council, and Balliol College's Dervorguilla Scholarship. She is also a participant in the collaborative Legal Aid Clinic at HMP Huntercombe, and Events Coordinator for Border Criminologies.

Vicky holds a BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge (Double First), and an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford (Distinction).

Prior to starting her DPhil, she worked as a Senior Researcher in the UK Civil Service (Fast Stream) across the policy areas of asylum, irregular migration and resettlement. She previously worked for a Think Tank researching issues of healthcare access experienced by online sex workers, and as a researcher supporting the legal charity Just for Kids Law. Alongside her DPhil, Vicky works in the core team of the social enterprise Screen Share UK, an organisation dedicated to tackling the digital divide experienced by young refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

Research projects