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Current Postgraduate Research Students

The Law School currently has approximately 40 Postgraduate Research Students (PGR) on its Ph.D. and M.Litt programmes. Below is a list of selected current PGR students and their thesis titles.

Sahar Ahmed
Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. thesis title: From the Divine to the Secular: a re-interpretive study of the evolution of the right to Freedom of Religion under Islamic fiqh and International Human Rights Law

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Supervisor: Prof Neville Cox

Conor Casey
Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. thesis title: Executive Power in the Irish Constitutional Order: A Comparative Perspective

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Supervisor: Dr. David Kenny

Sarah Curristan
Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. thesis title: Prisons: The Rule of Law, Accountability and Rights

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Supervisor: Prof Mary Rogan

Lucia della Ventura
Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. thesis title: Fostering New Challenges to Legal Systems: A Theory For Decentralised Artificial Intelligence Legal Personality

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Supervisors: Prof Deirdre Ahern

Juan Diego Galaz Carvjal
Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. thesis title: The Right to Resist and Deliberative Democracy: Constitutional Change in Chile  

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Supervisors: Prof Oran Doyle

Alan Eustace
Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. thesis title:The Worker and the Constitution: A Theory of Constitutional Labour Law

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Supervisors: Prof Mark Bell and Prof Rachael Walsh

Elizabeth Farries
Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. thesis title: Involuntary Exposure: Exploring Copyright Solutions to Unauthorised Intimate Photos Online

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Supervisors: Prof Ivana Bacik and Dr. Giuseppe Mazziotti

Philip Gavin
Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. thesis title:The Influence of Creditors on Corporate Direction Across Common Law Jurisdictions

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Supervisors: Professor Deirdre Ahern

Samuel Lamire
Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. thesis title: Is the United Kingdom Moving from Devolution to Federalism?

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Supervisor: Prof Aileen Kavanagh

Christopher McMahon
Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. thesis title: Changed Utterly: Conceptual Stretching and the Impact of the Tax Cases on EU State Aid Law

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Supervisor: Prof Caoimhín MacMaoláin

Marta Lasek-Markey
Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. thesis title: Posted Workers and Precariousness in Practice

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Supervisor: Prof Mark Bell

Sadhbh McGrath
Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. thesis title: Comparative Study on Online Crowdfunding Legislation

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Supervisor: Prof Deirdre Ahern

Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. thesis title: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Navigating a Regulatory Framework for the Digital Health Revolution.

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Supervisor: Dr Andrea Mullign, Prof Dave Lewis

James Rooney
Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. thesis title: The Preconditions Necessary for Socio-economic Rights to Develop within Common Law Systems

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Supervisor: Dr. David Kenny

Silvia Valati
Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. thesis title: Abnegation of Freedom of Expression by Social Media

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Supervisor: Professor Neville Cox

Sophie Van der Valk
Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. thesis title: Prisons: The Rule of Law, Accountability and Rights

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Supervisor: Prof Mary Rogan