Dr Larissa Sandy is a researcher at Flinders University. She is currently looking into the Cambodian sex industry, in particular the social, cultural and economic factors that affect women’s experiences of debt bondage.
The Harold Mitchell Health Fellowship allowed Larissa to attend a conference on “Representations of Prostitution, Sex Work and Sex Trafficking Between the 19th and 21st Centuries” at the University of Exeter in 2010.
She says that “the main benefits of the fellowship were that it allowed me to deliver a paper on my doctoral research at my second international conference – an important career milestone. Also, the conference was dedicated exclusively to the field of sex work research, which allowed me to establish connections and networks with other researchers in this field.”
“It also allowed me to nurture and build on existing networks and relationships in the UK, which has helped to develop my international standing and profile as an early-career researcher.”
“I would like to say thank you to the Foundation for their support.”