As a Research Analyst at Trilateral Research, Agnel has worked on a variety of projects relating to human trafficking, data protection and research collection. She has helped to interview survivors of human trafficking for a Survivor’s Engagement Project for the UK Home Office and assisted in the writing of several reports, such as, The European Data Protection Supervisory 2021 annual report.
Agnel’s background lies in criminology, criminal justice and psychology. She has conducted research on topics such as legal frameworks used in pandemics, existing de-radicalisation trainings, analysis of accommodation services for human trafficking victims in Ireland, data protection, current training methods used for identifying victims of trafficking for employees in the transport sector and collecting data on cultural sites in Afghanistan and Ukraine.
She has a keen interest in several fields such as criminology, victimology, surveillance, terrorism and human trafficking. Agnel holds an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a BA in Criminology and Psychology from Maynooth University. Her MA dissertation focused on capturing the Muslim experience with airport staff, security checkpoints and surveillance systems at Dublin airport.
Before starting at Trilateral Research, Agnel worked at the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) as part of her Master’s degree. Her roles included updating the IPRT website with research and information pieces, writing blogs on recent reports and updates within the penal policy field and has completed a briefing on women’s health in prison.