Find a Supervisor
Our MPhil and PhD students are supervised by academics who are leaders in their field and at the cutting edge of contemporary research. Our academics research in a wide range of areas, reflected in their supervisory interests detailed below.
Dr Butler is happy to consider PhD proposals in the following areas: International Employment/Labour Law: Research into individual rights will be considered.
EU Employment/Labour Law: Free Movement of Workers, Discrimination law, the rights of employees to participate in management decisions, Health and Safety, family-friendly rights, and social policy.
UK Employment Law: any aspect of UK employment law will be considered on the strength of the application.
Dr Chatterjee welcome potential doctoral students in the following areas
Socio-Legal studies, in particular:
Gender, Sexuality and Law
Film/Media and the Law
Technology and Law
Dr Fijalkowski is interested in research proposals from students writing dissertations or theses under the following headings: comparative criminal justice; transitional criminal justice; totalitarian crimes; terrorism; death penalty
Georgina Firth welcomes doctoral applications in the fields of:
Criminal law - particularly feminist perspectives, penology and sexual offences
Immigration law - particularly feminist perspectives, issues relating to children and asylum issues
Professor Iganski is very interested to hear from potential applicants for PhD projects on 'hate crime'; antisemitism; 'race', racism, crime and justice; crime and human rights; equality of opportunity and workplace diversity. He is happy to talk through informally ideas for projects and support applicants through the application process at Lancaster University.
Neil Kibble would be happy to receive applications from potential Doctoral students in the areas of: criminal evidence (especially in sex offence cases,evidence proof and facts, and evidence of bad character; criminal law (especially rape and other sex offences); comparative criminal law & procedure; judges, juries & lay participation in criminal trials; judicial independence & accountability; affirmative action.
Professor Milman is happy to consider PhD proposals in the fields of Company Law, Partnership Law, Securities Law, Bankruptcy Law, Insolvency Law, European Commercial Law, International Business Law, Education Law, Fiscal Law, Legal History, the interface between Islamic law and western commercial law
Professor Ost is happy to supervise research degrees on medical law and bioethics, legal and social issues surrounding child pornography/sexual grooming and child sexual exploitation and other areas related to her research interests.
He is also interested in supervising PhD students conducting work within the field of Green Criminology (environmental harm as crime, environmental harm as a cause of crime, environmental protest).
International Humanitarian Law (Law of Armed Conflict or Laws of War)
Human Rights relating to Armed Forces
Comparative Military law
Professor Skogly welcomes applications in the broad fields of Public international law;International Human Rights Law; Economic, social and cultural rights; International human rights obligations; Extraterritorial human rights obligations International institutional law
Current or recent topics covered in PhD supervision: The Right to Water as a Human Right. The Implementability of the Right to Water.Foreign Direct Investment and Human Rights WTO.Human Rights and the Right to Health in Thailand. The Right to Participation in Human Rights.Indigenous Peoples and International Law. Language rights of immigrant minorities.International law, internal conflict and the duty to protect.The right to development and poverty. Trafficing in women in international law and the United Arab Emerets. Economic variables and the right to social security.Rights of Women in Pakistan.Discrimination in the right to education - experience from a European settting