BtG Contributing to Research Symposium – Understanding Sex Work: Contemporary Research from Wales & ‘Beyond the Gaze’ – 6th June 2018 – University of Swansea

Understanding Sex Work: Contemporary Research from Wales and ‘Beyond the Gaze’.

BtG is pleased to contribute to a Sex Work Research Symposium being delivered in collaboration by the Consortium for Sexuality Studies (CSS), Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University ( and the All Wales Sex Work Safety and Support Group.

Date: Wednesday 6th June 2018. Registration is from 12.45pm, with the Symposium starting at 1pm until 3.30pm.

Venue: Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Richard Price Building, Singleton Campus, Swansea University, SA2 8PP.

This event brings together the findings from three contemporary studies that seek to develop understandings about the changing nature of sex work.

The CSS brings together partners from practice and academia across Wales, the UK and Europe with the aim of establishing innovative research projects across three interlinked themes:

  • Sex work
  • Sex and the Life Course
  • Sexual Exploitation

The aim of the All Wales Sex Work Safety & Support Group is to provide leadership and strategic direction in maintaining the safety of those who choose to work in the sex industry while protecting and assisting those who are exploited and want to exit.

Confirmed speakers and presentation titles include:

  • Behind the screen: key findings, policy and practice implications from ‘Beyond the Gaze’ a large scale study of online sex work in the UK’ Dr Rosie Campbell OBE Beyond the Gaze, Leicester University
  • Pathways into Street Sex Work Dr Rachel Swann, Cardiff University
  • How sex work identities shape and inform transactional sex in Cardiff Massage Parlours: Reflections of the support and advocacy requirements of sex worker’s Sam Hanks, Swansea University

Who should attend the symposium?

This symposium is an opportunity for Police & Crime Commissioners, senior Police Officers & those responsible for Community Safety, Adult Safeguarding & Housing in statutory agencies to discuss and debate the changing landscape around the vulnerability of those working in the sex industry so that service planning and commissioning meets the needs of this client group. It will also be of interest to front line professional/service provider or organisation academics/researchers, who are interested in the responses to sex work.

How do I register?

This is a free event, but places are limited. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  To register go to:


If you have any questions please contact, Debbie Jones