Dr Claudia Macaveiu

PhD, MA, BA (Hons)

Lecturer in Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Oxford Brookes Business School

Claudia Macaveiu


Claudia is a Lecturer in Tourism, Hospitality, and Events with a background in corporate events. She has a PhD in Business with a thesis on Partnership Development and Collaborations against Modern Slavery in the UK Event Sector. 

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Managing People Across Cultures
  • Mentoring & Leadership Development


Claudia's expertise includes employing narrative analysis to gain insight into stakeholder collaboration and partnership development. More broadly her interests include human and labour rights in tourism, hospitality, and events; partnerships to address modern slavery and other complex issues; modern slavery reporting, stakeholder collaboration, and partnership development against modern slavery in the event sector.

Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Associate Fellow of the HEA
  • Sustainable Events Alliance (SEA).


  • Macaveiu, C. (2022) Conceptual structure of Human Trafficking – Evidence Gap Map, International Advisory Board Presentation, International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization of Migration (IOM)
  • Macaveiu, C. (2020) ‘Reflexive sense-making? A narrative approach of Modern Slavery reporting in the British event sector’, Business and Human Rights - Young Researchers Summit, Geneva, Switzerland 
  • Macaveiu, C. (2020) ‘Developing Partnerships against Modern Slavery in the British Event Sector’, Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Human Trafficking – Masterclass, Cambridge, UK 
  • Macaveiu, C. (2020) ‘Who are the vulnerable people experiencing severe exploitation: victims, survivors or migrants?’, Rights, dignity and religion: responding to ‘modern slavery’, University of Sheffield


Claudia is working collaboratively with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization of Migration (IOM) on developing an Evidence Gap Map (EGM) for Human Trafficking by reviewing empirical research (academic and grey literature) to develop an annotated bibliography. The EGM is a digital tool freely available to researchers, students, and NGOs to find overlooked research areas intersecting with human trafficking.