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Samantha Lyneham

Research Analyst
Violence and Exploitation

Academic qualifications

  • PhD candidate, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology) (University of New South Wales)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology (University of Melbourne)

Selected employment

2012-present Research Analyst, Australian Institute of Criminology
2010 Research Officer, Australian Institute of Criminology
2008 Graduate, Victorian Government Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme
2007 Intern, Youth Affairs Department, Victoria Police

Current areas of specialisation/expertise:

  • Forced and servile marriage
  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Slavery
  • Qualitative research design

Major projects:

  • The role of marriage brokers in human trafficking
  • Return and reintegration of trafficked persons
  • Human Trafficking in Indonesia
  • Trafficking in persons involving marriage and partner migration
  • Trafficking in Persons Monitoring and Research Program
  • Help-seeking strategies of trafficked people

Publications & submissions

Conference papers & presentations

  • Lyneham S 2013. Bride trafficking. Paper to the second International Serious and Organised Crime Conference, Brisbane, 29-30 July
  • Lyneham S 2013. Experiences of exploitation, implications for support and participation in the criminal justice system: a case study of Indonesia. Paper to the second International Serious and Organised Crime Conference, Brisbane, 29-30 July
  • Lyneham S 2013. Marriage Trafficking: forced, servile and sham marriages involving CALD women and their children. Paper to Stand Up! Eliminating all forms of violence against culturally and linguistically diverse women, First National Conference, 28-30 April
  • David F & Lyneham S 2012. Anti-Human Trafficking. A series of forums jointly delivered by the Australian Federal Police & Australian Institute of Criminology in Perth, Darwin & Alice Springs, March 2012
  • David F, Richards K & Gray-Barry S 2011. Information Sessions on Trafficking in Persons: recent research and approaches to tackling it. A series of forums for non-experts, Perth & Kalgoorlie, 8-9 June
  • Gray-Barry S & Richards K 2011. The role of marriage in human trafficking. Paper to the Australian Institute of Criminology Trafficking in Persons Research Forum, Parliament House, Canberra, 24 November
  • Gray-Barry S 2011. The role of marriage in human trafficking-related exploitation of migrant women. Paper to the 24th Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, Geelong, 28-30 September
  • Gray-Barry S & Westropp-Evans H 2010. Trafficking in Persons: An Overview. Paper to the Australian Institute of Criminology Seminar Series, Canberra, 25 November
  • Lyneham S 2012. Trafficking in persons involving marriage and partner migration. Paper to the National Roundtable on People Trafficking, Parliament House, Canberra, 28 November and paper to the Australian Institute of Criminology Trafficking in Persons Research Forum, AIC, Canberra, 29 November
  • Lyneham S 2012. Experiences of exploitation, support and the criminal justice system: A case study of Indonesia. Paper to the Australian Institute of Criminology Trafficking in Persons Research Forum 2012, AIC, Canberra, 29 November
  • Lyneham S & Renshaw L 2012. Trafficking in persons. Lecture to the University of the Third Age, Canberra, 19 September
  • Lyneham S & Richards K 2012. The role of marriage in human trafficking. Paper to the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), Australian National University, Canberra, 17 April