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The Research Advocates are small team of Postgraduate Students who spearhead a key strategic research advocacy initiative within the school. The team works with the Core Disciplinary Research Group Coordinator to highlight the impact of research produced by the School and promotes wider public engagement with the rich research culture that exists in the School.

Key tasks include:

  • Generating an overview of current research activity within the School which will involve the collation and dissemination of current staff research activity.
  • Writing profiles of research projects and researchers in the School for web and print to be published on the School website and promoted on social media.
  • Identifying opportunities and assist in the development of multimedia content such as photographic profiles, video profiles, short films and podcasts.
  • Attending and promoting - through social media- research related events in the School such as ‘brown bag’ seminars, public lectures and conferences.

Research Advocates

Manni Ardzejewska

Manni is a 2nd year JD student at Queens. Originally from Australia, she received her Bachelor of International and Global Studies with a double major in Gender Studies and Political Economy from the University of Sydney. She is particularly interested in women’s rights and will shortly begin a dissertation on refugee law and feminist legal theory.

Meghan Hoyt

Meghan is currently in the final year of a part-time Masters in Law. She is originally from Canada, but has now lived in Belfast for the last 15 years. Meghan received a BA from McGill University in Political Science and her current research interests include, Human Rights, the intersection of gender and law and reproductive rights in Northern Ireland.

Adam Harkens

Adam is a final year PhD candidate at QUB School of Law. He previously obtained a BA in History and Politics, and a Masters in Legal Science, both of which were awarded by QUB. Adam’s research interests lie in the relationship between law and technology, data protection, algorithmic decision-making, and the effect of innovation on legal procedures, including criminal justice. He is also an executive board member of QUB LawPod.

Breanne Schroter

Breanne is a second-year Juris Doctor candidate. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta with a major in Psychology and a minor in Family and Disability Ecology. Breanne has headed the Events Officer position for the Commercial Awareness Society and undertaken the Co-Presidency of the Juris Doctor Association. She is currently researching her dissertation which focuses on disability rights.

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