Open to PhD applications in:
- Transitional justice
- Truth recovery
- Dealing with the past
- Victims, Ex-combatants
- Dark tourism
- Northern Ireland conflict and peace process
Public outreach & key achievements
Dr Cheryl Lawther is currently leading and working on a number of UKRI funded research projects:
- AHRC Early Career Research Grant for a project on 'Voice, Agency and Blame: Victimhood and the Imagined Community in Northern Ireland'
- Co-Investigator on the AHRC funded project 'Reparations, Responsibilities and Victimhood in Transitional Societies'
- Leading on a Department for Education–Global Challenges Research Fund pilot project on representations of victimhood at dark tourist sites, with a specific focus on Cambodia
||Cultural trauma and transgenerational transmission in Northern Ireland|
||Transitional justice and state accountability for atrocity crimes: Judicialising guarantees of non-recurrence|
||Memorialisation as symbolic reparations|
Alumni: Where are they now
||Doing desistance in divided neighbourhoods: The role of conflict-affected neighbourhoods in the desistance process during reintegration|
|Name||Dr Shane Bell|
|Year of study||PhD awarded 2019|
|Current Position:||Teaching assistant, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast|
||A sociological study of the relationship between Christian religious peacebuilding and transformation in post-apartheid South Africa|
|Name||Dr Duncan Scott|
|Year of study||PhD awarded 2017|
|Current Position:||Government researcher, Canada|
- Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Law
- Human Rights Centre
- Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice
- The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
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.