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St. James Research Centre

St. James Research Centre

St. James Research Centre


At our BAC accredited short course provider and research institution, we are dedicated to equipping future leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to implement effective and sustainable solutions to community strengthening, anti-human slavery, and child protection. Our 6 week long short courses not only teach the technical skills necessary for creating change but also encourage students to become global citizens with a deeper understanding of the root causes of these complex social issues. Our 5-month study abroad experience in Scotland provides students with the opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners and academics in the field, take 12-15 credits of coursework, and gain hands-on experience through fieldwork and internships. Through our courses, students learn how to create sustainable, community-based development programs that prioritize the needs and voices of the people they serve. As a research institution, we are committed to providing evidence-based social interventions that are consistent with published and peer-reviewed studies. We consistently review and incorporate the latest research to ensure that our approaches to preventing trafficking and abuse, providing services to victims of commercial exploitation, and training caregivers are effective. We encourage students who are eager to make a difference in the world and want to expand their technical skills to study with us. By joining our community of passionate individuals, students gain the knowledge, experience, and connections necessary to create meaningful change in their communities and around the world. As an affiliate of Global Family Care Network, a non-profit organization that works to prevent and intercept child trafficking and systematic abuse, we are committed to making a positive impact on the world. We believe that by working together, we can create a better future for everyone.

Our goal is to create an international community of practice dedicated to developing innovative solutions for social intervention and policy.

Our Team

SJRC faculty and advisors are experienced academics and practitioners in international development, combatting modern slavery, and the institution of family care systems.


St. James Research Centre is connected to a global network of experienced professionals in the field of community-based development, anti-trafficking prevention and rehabilitation programming, orphan care, and evaluation.

Global Family incorporates evidence-based approaches to preventing trafficking and abuse, strengthening families and communities, providing services to victims of commercial sexual exploitation, and training caregivers. Our approaches are consistent with published and peer-reviewed studies, ​which we consistently review and incorporate.

Campus Features

We are located in Falkirk, Scotland. Our office, trainings, and student accommodation are at St. James Church, built in 1898, and just a short walk from Falkirk’s downtown and restaurants, shopping, gyms, and a movie theatre.


    • Falkirk

      Thornhill Road, FK2 7AZ, Falkirk