PhD Supervisors - Law and Criminology
Dr Barlow welcomes applications in the field of gender and crime. She is particularly interested in supervising projects in the following areas: violence against women and girls, policing domestic abuse and/or sexual violence, female offending/ co-offending, media representations of gender and crime,
Dr Bryan would be happy to supervise postgraduate students in most areas within the broad field of Criminal Justice Studies (including, the Laws of Evidence and Proof; Criminal Law, the Administration of Criminal Justice; International Criminal Law, International Criminal Justice; Comparative Criminal Law; Comparative Criminal Justice). Dr Bryan also welcomes research proposals focusing on Human Rights, Civil Liberties, Legal History, Legal Theory, Legal Regulation and Social Control.
Dr Easton is willing to supervise PhDs in the general areas of internet law and intellectual property. Relevant topics include: Internet governance, website accessibility, domain name regulation, Internet service provider liability and online copyright infringements.
1. Health care law and ethics generally. I have a particular interest in clinical research involving human and non-human animals, developing biotechnologies (such as xenotransplantation), reproduction and reproductive technologies, organ donation and transplantation, consent and capacity, decision making for the 'vulnerable', and issues relating to capacity, consent, risk and regulation. 2. Family law - especially issues around parents, parenthood and reproductive technologies, children and childhood - particularly children and health.
I am very interested to hear from potential applicants for PhD projects on any aspects of 'hate crime' and 'hate speech'. I am 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.
Philip Lawton has experience of supervising over a score of successful Phd candidates and welcomes for consideration MPhil/Phd proposals on corporate law, corporate governance and also trusts law including legal transplantation and law in a post colonial context in these areas. He particularly enjoys comparative studies but in addition to theoretical emphasis he is also prepared to consider a wide range of socio-legal and/or empirical approaches.
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
Dr Potter is interested in supervising PhD students looking at aspects of drug use, drug distribution (trafficking, dealing, social supply, drug production, cannabis cultivation) or links between drugs and crime.
He is also interested in supervising PhD students conducting work within the field of green criminology (illegal wildlife trade, environmental harm as crime, environmental harm as a cause of crime, environmental protest). Dr Potter is currently actively seeking students to conduct research into any aspect of the illegal wildlife trade in co-supervision with Dr Jacob Phelps in the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC).
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 Emirates. Economic variables and the right to social security. Rights of Women in Pakistan. Discrimination in the right to education - experience from a European setting
Prof. Sweeney is available to supervise research in the fields of international and European human rights law; international refugee law; and transitional justice. Prof. Sweeney also has an interest in some aspects of the law of armed conflict (IHL) and international criminal law. Please enquire for further details.