Open to PhD applications in:
- Socio-legal studies
- Transitional justice - Dealing with the past particularly in relation to archives, apologies, victims, oral history and ‘from below’ initiatives
- Cause lawyers
Public outreach & key achievements
Since 2014 I have been working together with colleagues from QUB and the Committee on the Administration of Justice, and a former senior Foreign and Commonwealth Office lawyer, to inform the Dealing with the Past elements of the Stormont House Agreement.
- 2016 winner of the QUB Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact Prize, https://www.qub.ac.uk/News/Allnews/2016/Queensresearchersrecognisedfortheirpositiveimpactonsociety.html
- Chair of the human rights NGO, the Committee on the Administration of Justice, https://caj.org.uk/
- Regional networker and accredited trainer with the Oral History Society, https://www.ohs.org.uk/person/anna-bryson/
- Details about recent research projects can be accessed at:
||Ex-prisoners and community-based restorative justice: Lessons from Northern Ireland|
||Jordan’s compliance with the right of Syrian refugees to education under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights|
||Nursing the Troubles: An oral history of the emotional labour of acute nursing in Belfast during the Troubles|
||An oral history of transgender people in Northern Ireland: Activism, transphobia and transition|
||Dealing with the past in a digital age: Oral history in transition|
Alumni: Where are they now
||Governing transition in Kosovo: Post-conflict peace building United Nations style|
|Years of study||PhD awarded 2020|
- Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Law
- Research Fellow at the Senator George Mitchell Institute for Conflict Transformation and Social Change
- Fellow at the Institute for Irish Studies
Get ahead: tips on how to prepare your application to study for a PhD at QUB Law
Read our guidance on the steps in our PhD applications process and how to present your research proposal.
Interested in a postdoctoral fellowship at QUB Law?
If you have already completed a PhD or are about to do so, and you are looking for a mentor for a postdoctoral fellowship in one of my areas of expertise, please get in touch via email. The School of Law has a strong track record in supporting able candidates who are working towards fellowship applications to funders such as the British Academy, EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie scheme, ESRC NINE and the Leverhulme Trust.