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Black Box Research & Consultancy

Research, Insights, Expertise.

Who are we?

Black Box Research and Consultancy Ltd provides organisations and stakeholders with a range of services tailored to meet their needs and demands. We produce evidence-based research and provide training which draws upon extensive practitioner experience in conjunction with academic knowledge and theoretical underpinnings.


We offer commissioned research packages and work with experts to deliver memos, notes, and comprehensive presentations.

Expert Witnesses

Black Box have an array of expert witnesses who compile specialist reports in legal proceedings.

Practitioner & Educational Training

We offer specialist training for a diverse set of clients ranging from legal practitioners to school students.

Research, Insights, Expertise.

Black Box is headed by Dr Grace Robinson,
an expert in labour exploitation, child
criminal exploitation, and County Lines. She has worked as a Rights Lab Research Fellow in
Modern Slavery Perpetrators & Organised
Crime at the University of Nottingham and
has vast experience advising clients on

issues pertaining to drug-use, drug-
circulation, and drug-related exploitation.

The rest of the team consists of academics,
campaigners, and policy experts with
specialised knowledge in areas including
gender-violence, online criminal behaviour,
substance misuse, rehabilitation, County
Lines recruitment tactics, and child exploitation.

Our team delivers workshops to
practitioners, lawyers, organisations, and
key stakeholders. We value academic
excellence and regularly produce reports
and memos on key developments on drug
law and within the criminal justice system.