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New Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

The School of Law is delighted to announce that Dr Amrei Müller has been awarded an Early Career Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust.

Dr Amrei Muller

Currently based at the University of Oslo, Dr Müller will join us in 2017 to develop an important project on health care in conflict. The aim of the project is to critically examine the obligations and responsibilities of non-state armed groups to secure access to health care of populations under their influence or control in armed conflicts, and how these relate to the obligations and responsibilities of states and international organisations. By clarifying these obligations and responsibilities, the project aims to improve the provision of health services to conflict-affected populations.

The Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowships enable researchers with a proven record of research at a relatively early stage of their academic careers to undertake a significant piece of publishable work. The three-year Fellowships are prestigious and the Trust reports that competition for the latest round was ‘extremely fierce’: over 800 applications were received and 116 Fellowships were awarded.

‘We’re thrilled to be providing a home to one of these Fellows’, said Professor Thérèse Murphy, Director of the School’s Health & Human Rights Unit which will host Dr Müller’s  project. ‘We’re particularly pleased that the project will take QUB’s exceptional track record of work on human rights and conflict in an exciting new direction.’

Professor Murphy and Dr Müller also noted the generous support received from QUB whilst they were preparing the Fellowship application, singling out Professor Sally Wheeler, Head of the School of Law, and QUB’s Research Support Unit for particular praise.