Open to PhD applications in:
- International and regional human rights law, particularly applications which focus on gender-based violence
Public outreach & key achievements
- I have published three books, two of which focus on domestic violence as a human rights issue and are as follows:
- The Istanbul Convention, Domestic Violence and Human Rights
- International Human Rights Law and Domestic Violence
- I have also published widely in international peer reviewed journals, such as the European Journal of International Law, the International Journal of Human Rights, the European Human Rights Law Review and Public Law
- As well as presenting papers at a large number of conferences, I have been an invited speaker at a Judicial Studies Board seminar on domestic violence for the Magistrates' Courts Tier of the judiciary and the invited speaker at a meeting of the Irish Society of International Law held in Trinity College Dublin. I have also delivered a training session to staff from Women’s Aid.
||The responsibility to protect: The 'new' humanitarian intervention?|
||Female participation in political violence, in particular genocidal rape|
The challenges of combating modern day slavery in Saudi Arabia: A critical analysis of Islamic law, human dignity and the commitment to international standards of human rights
|PhD area||Sanctions for copyright infringement in relation to the film industry in developing economies: Nigeria as a case study|
Alumni: Where are they now
||Languishing in a legal limbo: Ireland's cross-border surrogate child|
|Name||Dr Mary O'Connor|
|Years of study||PhD awarded 2019|
||Understanding desistance from sexual offending|
|Name||Dr Mark Farmer|
|Years of study||PhD awarded 2016|
||Domestic abuse and women with no recourse to public funds: Where human rights do not reach|
|Name||Dr Rebecca Dudley|
|Years of study||PhD awarded 2014|
|Current Position||International Humanitarian Law Advisor, New Zealand Red Cross|
- Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Law
- Human Rights Centre
- The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
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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.