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Research Students

There are currently over 40 PhD students within the School. There is also a visiting researcher option within the School which has enhanced the Schools’ research programme.

Meet some of our students below:

Alessandra Accogli

Supervisor: Amrei Muller

Research Area: International Climate Change and Human Rights Law

 

Edwin Albas  (European Research Council PhD Scholar)

Supervisor: Suzanne Kingston

Research Area: European Environmental Law

 

Rachel Claire Brady (Sutherland School of Law Scholar)

Supervisor: Dr. Cliona Kelly

Research Area: Intellectual property; patent law; trade mark law; bioethics; judicial decision making 

 

Sarah Balto  (Saudi Government Scholar)

Supervisor: John O'Dowd

Research Area: International Human Rights

 

Richard Bunworth (School of Law Doctoral Scholar)

Supervisor(s): Mary Catherine Lucey

Research Area: EU Competition Law 

 

Mícheál Callaghan  (European Research Council PhD Scholar)

Supervisor: Suzanne Kingston

Research Area: Environmental Law 

  Andrew Condon

Supervisor: Anthony Kerr

Research Area: Employment Law and Industrial Relations 

 

Neil Coogan  (School of Law Doctoral Scholar)

Supervisor: Joe McGrath

Research Area: Corporate Regulatory Enforcement 

 

Sonya Cotton (ERC project PROPERTY[IN]JUSTICE)

Supervisor: Amy Strecker 

Research Area: Pluralising property: Land, legal pluralism and foreign investments in Southern Africa 

 

Alison Coyne

Supervisor: Professor Ian O’Donnell

Research Area: Criminology/Criminal Justice 

 

Khaled Fouda

Supervisor: Marie-Luce Paris

Research Area: Comparative Constitutional Law 

 

Sharon Galantino (UCD-Roma Tre University Doctoral Scholar)

Supervisors: Dr TJ McIntyre, Professor Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich

Research Area: Information Technology Law, Media Studies, Freedom of Expression, Privacy 

 

Seána Glennon

Supervisors: Eoin Carolan and Gavin Barrett

Research area: Constitutional Law and Deliberative Democracy 

 

Orla Kelleher  (IRC Scholar )

Supervisor: Andrew Jackson

Research Area: Climate Change Law 

 

Opeyemi Kolawole 

Supervisor: Cliona Kelly

Research Area: Intellectual Property Law 

 

Weiran Kong 

Supervisor: Richard Collins

Research Area: International Legal theory 

 

Shizhu Liang

Supervisor: Brian Hutchinson

Research Area: Arbitration 

 

Alacoque McAlpine 

Supervisor: Dr Sara Benedí Lahuerta

Research Area: Fashioning an Ethical Supply Chain: Supporting efforts to secure a living wage for European factory workers in the hypermobile garment industry

 

Jaime Mc Loughlin (Sutherland Scholar)

Supervisor: Dr Suzanne Egan

Research Area: Irish Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law and Theory, International and Comparative Human Rights Law 

 

Michael McNamara

Research Area: Irish Criminal Law 

 


Ciara Molloy (Irish Research Council Scholar)

Supervisor: Ian O'Donnell

Research Area: Criminal Justice History 

 

Raphael Ng’etich (European Research Council PhD Scholar)

Supervisor: Amy Strecker

Research Area: Land, property and spatial justice in international law 

 

Lauren OConnell (School of Law Doctoral Scholar)

Supervisor: Deirdre Healy

Research Area: Criminal law/criminology 

 

Tony O'Donnell

Supervisor: Eoin Carolan

Research Area: Governance in Policing 

 

Bashir Otukoya

Supervisor: Marie-Luce Paris

Research Area: EU Law and Governance with Politics and International Relations 

 

Aphrodite Papachristodoulou (NUI E J Phelan Fellow in International Law/ A.G. Leventis Foundation Grant Holder)

Supervisor: Richard Collins

Research Area: Migration and Refugee Law, Maritime Law

 

Orlaith Rice

Supervisor: 

Research Area: Populism and constitutionalism in Europe 

 

Demian Iglesias Seifert

Supervisor: Eoin Carolan

Research Area: Comparative Constitutional Law 

 

Olufunmilola Sodipo  (School of Law Doctoral Scholar)

Supervisor: Brian Hutchinson

Research Area: International Investment Law 

 

Alexandru Soptica (Matheson Doctoral Scholar)

Supervisor: Mary Catherine Lucey

Research Area: EU Competition Law and EU Private International Law/EU PIL 

 

Neza Subic  (School of Law Doctoral Scholar)

Supervisor: Marie-Luce Paris

Research Area: European Union Law 

 

Kevin Whooley 

Research Area: Legal Procedure & Constitutional Law 

 

Ellis Witcher (School of Law Doctoral Scholar)

Supervisor: Richard Collins

Research Area: International Criminal Law 

 

Xuedan (Shelly) Xiong

Supervisor: Noel McGrath

Research Area: Company law and comparative study 

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