Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (HTMS) Research Network

In 2022 the Australian Institute of Criminology established the Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (HTMS) Research Network. The purpose of the Network is to:

  • Identify, promote and disseminate research about human trafficking and modern slavery undertaken in Australia
  • Build a consortium of researchers from multiple sectors including government, civil society, academia and business
  • Share knowledge and expertise about modern slavery research and research methodologies
  • Encourage collaborative, interdisciplinary research partnerships
  • Assist the Government in its response to combatting modern slavery by strengthening the evidence base to inform policy and program design


The HTMS Research Network is open to all individuals who are affiliated with a Commonwealth or state and territory government department, non-government organisation, business or research institution. Membership to the Research Network is by invitation or application only. You can apply for membership below.  

Meetings of the HTMS Research Network are held twice a year. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss and seek feedback from Network Members on proposed HTMS research; to present findings from completed projects, including implications for policy and practice; to explore areas for further research and partnership.

HTMS Research Register

List of research projects.

Register your active research projects for inclusion in a searchable database.


Samantha Lyneham, Principal Research Analyst, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Research Program.

Additional information

For additional information about the HTMS Research Network, please contact the AIC at


Membership - Expression of Interest

Area/s of expertise (select all that apply):