Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research

Doctoral students

We have a number of doctoral students within the Sussex Law School working on human rights or related topics. Doctoral students are encouraged to participate fully in the activities of the Centre, with a termly doctoral debate (followed by drinks) on a contemporary human rights issue. The doctoral working group oversees the topic of the doctoral debate and organises additional events, targeted specifically at the needs of doctoral students. The PhD representative provides a mechanism for communication and feedback between doctoral students and the Directors of the Centre. 

Any doctoral students who would like to be involved in the doctoral working group or added to the Centre's mailing list (to receive up-to-date information about forthcoming events) should contact the PhD Representative: Chris McQuade.

Doctoral Debates

  • Wednesday 3 May 2017, 17:00-19:00, How does the rise of conservative populism affect women's rights? 
  • Wednesday 27 April 2016, 18:00-19.30, The Execution of Kenneth Fults in Georgia on 12 April 2016 and the wider human rights implications
  • Wednesday 9 December 2015, 18:00-19.30, The Current Refugee Crisis

Prospective Doctoral Students

If you are interested in doctoral study and human rights research, you can find further information about faculty interests on our faculty profiles.

Please get in touch with either Dr Charlotte Skeet or Dr Stephanie Berry if you would like subject specific advice on how your interest in human rights would fit with the expertise of our members and on potential supervisors. 

You can find out more about doing a PhD and postgraduate research within the Sussex Law School, and about the applications process, via the 2017 PG Prospectus.