The School of Law is delighted to announce a PhD studentship, funded as a Collaborative Studentship by the Department for the Economy (DfE) and the Department of Justice (DoJ). The successful candidate will research the topic of ‘Sexual History Evidence in Northern Ireland Trials: Prevalence, Impact and Reform’, spending part of their time on placement at DoJ as an integral part of their research.
To apply, please complete an application form on the Queen’s University Postgraduate Applications Portal including a curriculum vitae (CV) and a proposal of up to 1000 words (including references but excluding bibliography). In the proposal, applicants should demonstrate their understanding of key concepts and literature regarding the law governing sexual history evidence and the recommendations made in the 2019 Gillen Review in respect of this specific evidential issue, commenting on the research approaches and methods they would wish to use if awarded this studentship.
The closing date for applications is Monday 31st May 2021 at 4pm.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed (online) during June at a time and date to be arranged.
Candidates will be notified by the end of June/beginning of July of the outcome of their application.