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Funded PhD Research Scholarship - Provost's PhD Awards.

Funded PhD Researcher Position. Application Deadline 12 noon (IST), 25 June 2021.

Post Summary


Dr Maria Grazia Porcedda at Trinity College Dublin has received funding for a PhD researcher to study the prevention and deterrence of cybercrime in Ireland through the law. Ireland has been touted as the data capital of Europe, thanks to it hosting both the European headquarters and data centres of Big Tech companies. This data bonanza is inevitably attracting the attention of cybercriminals: according to reports released in 2020, Ireland is witnessing a steep increase in cybercrime, including data breaches. Retaining such data leadership requires investing in strategies, including laws and regulations, to secure both the infrastructure and the data. As legislation designed explicitly to prevent or deter cybercrime is relatively recent, there is a shortage of statistics, case law and studies that provide a picture of the evolution of cybercrime in Ireland and the adequacy of legal responses. Both scholars and policy-makers alike have suggested there is a need to fill the gap through scholarly and policy research. This project, led by P.I. Dr Maria Grazia Porcedda, aims to fill the gap by studying the implementation of the applicable law to prevent cybercrime and deter cyber-offenders and chart the incidence of instances of cybercrime.

Funding Information

This role is funded through the Provost's PhD Project Award. Details on this PhD studentship are available: here.

PhD Scholarship Specification and Requirements

The full job specification, qualifications, knowledge and experience can be viewed here.

Informal enquiries can be made to maria-grazia porcedda at