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Institute of Criminology



Noëlle Demole, a Swiss national, holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from EU Business School in Geneva, Switzerland as well as a Master’s degree in Negotiation & Conflict Resolution from Columbia University in the city of New-York, USA. Today, she is an Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer at Bank Julius Bär & Co. Ltd in Zürich fighting against white collar crime and terrorism financing in her country. Aside from her professional and academic endeavours, Noëlle is also the Founder and CEO of Shere Khan Youth Protection, a non-profit addressing an unmet need in the south of India: funding the education of homeless and vulnerable children, teenagers and young adults in order for them to achieve financial independence. Currently, the NGO supports more than 250 individuals and its long-term goal is to help a total of 1,000. In 2020, Noëlle was  listed Forbes 30 under 30 for the DACH region (Germany, Austria & Switzerland) in light of her humanitarian efforts. Moreover, she was invited to deliver a speech at a TEDx public event (titled ‘Dancing with Danger’) regarding a frightening event she had to deal with while travelling in the Colombian jungle. Noëlle is fluent in French and English.



Supervised by Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, Noëlle Demole is a part-time Ph.D student at the Institute of Criminology researching on the issue of modern day slavery with a particular focus on sex trafficking of females.


Thesis Title: What are the Modus Operandi (Psychological and Economical traps) used by traffickers to enslave local and overseas women and girls into UK’s illegal sex trade?

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Wolfson College
Person keywords: 
People traffickers, enslavement, illegal sex trade