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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

Somsubhra Banerjee (European Research Council Scholar)

Research Area: Constitutional law

Supervisor(s): Eoin Carolan


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 


Richard Bunworth (School of Law Doctoral Scholar)

Supervisor(s): Mary Catherine Lucey

Research Area: EU Competition Law 

Lynn Clarke-Hearty (UCD Sutherland School of Law Doctoral Scholarship)

Supervisor: Dr Deirdre Healy, Associate Professor UCD

Research Area: Criminology & Criminal Justice

  (opens in a new window)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 (IRC Employment-Based Scholar)

Supervisor: Professor Ian O’Donnell

Research Area: Criminology/Criminal Justice 


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 (Sutherland School of Law Scholar)

Supervisors: Eoin Carolan and Gavin Barrett

Research area: Constitutional Law and Deliberative Democracy 

Sergey Katsuba

Supervisors: Dr Sara Benedi Lahuerta, Dr Alexander Kondakov (School of Sociology)

Research Area: Institutionalized discrimination

Benedetta Lobina

Supervisor: Laurent Pech

Research Area: The EU Rule of Law Crisis: Challenging the Integrity of the Integration Project

Calum MacLaren

Supervisor: Dr Andrew Jackson

Research Area: Climate Litigation

Rosemary Mangan

Supervisor: Professor Ian O'Donnell 

Research Area: Homicide/Criminal Law/Criminal Justice/Victimology 


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


Jamie Mc Loughlin (Sutherland Scholar)

Supervisor: Dr Suzanne Egan

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

Sinéad Mercier

Supervisors: Dr. Amy Strecker, Dr. Andrew Jackson

Research Area: Energy; climate change; spatial justice; property; critical environmental law


Raphael Ng’etich (European Research Council PhD Scholar)

Supervisor: Amy Strecker

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

Amy Ní Ghiolla

Supervisor: Dr Marie Luce-Paris

Research Area: Right to housing, Jurisprudence


Orlaith Rice

Supervisor: Eoin Carolan

Research Area: Populism and constitutionalism in Europe 


Demian Iglesias Seifert (European Research Council Scholar)

Supervisor: Eoin Carolan

Research Area: Comparative Constitutional Law 


Xuedan (Shelly) Xiong

Supervisor: Noel McGrath

Research Area: Company law and comparative study 

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University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.