View research profiles and thesis themes for some of our PhD students in Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence, Law or Criminology.
Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCCJ)
Emily originally came to Manchester from the US to do a master's in Social Research Methods and Statistics. Her PhD research interests include quantitative methods in social science, gender and crime, rehabilitation, correctional education and adult literacy and numeracy skill development.
David Buil Gil
David came to Manchester from Catalonia, Spain to embark on his PhD in Quantitative Criminology and Social Statistics with the CCCJ. He has researched into the fear of crime among the immigrant population of the city of Barcelona and his areas of interest include the spatial analysis of emotions and attitudes towards crime.
Naomi-Ellen is currently an ESRC and Presidents' Doctoral Scholarship-funded PhD candidate. Her thesis falls between law and criminology, looking at how claims of wrongful conviction in historic sexual abuse cases are investigated by the Criminal Cases Review Commission, Innocence Projects, campaigners and lawyers.
Hannah is a PhD candidate and Teaching Assistant (TA) in Law. Her research questions how we treat and hold children criminally responsible. She's interested in using scientific research on the developing mental capacities of the child to determine doctrinal and practical implications.
Yongyu is a PhD student in Criminology. Her primary research interests lie in white-collar, corporate crimes and crimes in financial markets. She also has an interest in Social Network Analysis (SNA) and mixed methods.
Centre for Social Ethics and Policy (CSEP)
Seán was a recipient of the Fund Professor Roger Borghgraef Scholarship (granted by the University of Leuven, for students pursuing a master's in Bioethics at KU Leuven), and the Medical Law Prize at Queen Mary University of London for the best overall LLM mark in Medical Law.
Paolo holds an Erasmus Mundus MSc in Bioethics from KU Leuven, RU Nijmegen, and University of Padua, and an MA in Philosophy and Bioethics from UCSC Milan. Paolo's PhD research focuses on Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Novel Neurobiological Approaches to Psychosis and Schizophrenia.
Caroline is pursuing a PhD in Law at the School of Law's Centre for Social Ethics and Policy. Her supervisors are Neil Cobb and Dr Alexandra Mullock. In 2017 she gave a conference presentation on "Raging hormones" and criminal responsibility: premenstrual tensions in the law and a potential defence for "that crime of the month".
Manchester International Law Centre (MILC)
Olga joined The University of Manchester to undertake her Law PhD at MILC after studying for an LLM in International Law at Oxford Brookes University (2015). She has previously worked as a translator and editor for the World Health Organisation.
Michael Lancaster Steiner
Michael's Law PhD thesis is on the 'Applicability to international organisations of obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in territorial administrations.'
Priyanka's Law PhD research focuses on the potential for climate change mitigation through low-carbon transport in the Indian road and rail transport sector. She is an active member of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELE).
Private and commercial law
Ms Yi Weng's PhD research interests include conflict of laws, insurance law, company law, and contract law. She joined the University of Manchester to undertake a PhD in Private and Commerical Law following a master's in European Law at Universitat Hamburg and a master's in Law at the China University of Political Science and Law.