Postdoctoral Opportunities

26 Aug

De Montfort University is offering one-year postdoctoral positions in a variety of disciplines. The postdocs offered under the Early Career Academic Fellowship Scheme offer the possibility of a permanent position subject to sufficient progress.

The deadline for applications is September 26th.

Criminology/Criminal Justice is one of the listed areas of research.

For more details see here.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

16 Aug

Great opportunity to work along with Dr Catherine Cox and Professor Hilary Marland on a postdoc entitled ‘Reform, Welfare, and Prisoner Health Rights, 1850-2000’ (see here for more info)

The postholder will be employed as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Public Engagement) on ‘Reform, Welfare and Prisoner ‘Health Rights’, as part of Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award ‘Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000’, a collaborative project between Dr. Catherine Cox (UCD) and Professor Hilary Marland (University of Warwick), the two Principal Investigators (PIs).

This is an academic research role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of Dr Cox, Principal Investigator at UCD.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

You will also assist in co-convening policy workshops and producing policy reports, play a lead role in the management of public events and social media activity and the project website, The post holder will also advance and organise public outreach activities central to the project.

Closing Date: 12th September at 5pm

IPRT are hiring!

10 Aug

The Irish Penal Reform Trust wishes to recruit a Senior Research and Policy Project Manager on a fixed-term contract of three years. The post-holder will have very well developed skills and experience in both research programme delivery and planning including management of interns and project management.

IPRT has also secured dedicated funding for an exciting new human rights project, part of which will include the production of a flagship annual publication on human rights in prison, due to be first published in 2017. The Senior Research and Policy Project Manager will be centrally involved in the initial methodology design, research and delivery of the substantive content of this publication.

In addition, the Senior Research and Policy Project Manager will implement the other research and policy work of the organisation, in line with the IPRT Strategic Plan 2016-2021.

See more details here.

Narrowing the Disconnect – The Ethics of Supporting Desistance from Crime

25 Jul

Register now for this conference run by the Cork Alliance Centre with speakers:

Allan Weaver

Shadd Maruna

Deirdre Healy

Joanna Shapland

Vivian Geiran

Michael Donnellan


Conference Dates: Thursday 15th & Friday 16th of September 2016
Venue: Firkin Crane, John Redmond Street, Cork
A light lunch will be served on both days.
Conference dinner and networking event: Thursday 15th September at 7:00pm
Venue: Club Brasserie, City Quarter, Lapp’s Quay, Cork
Conference Contact details: 021-4557878 / 087-6890210
CPD Certificates will be provided. Please indicate below if you require one.

ACJRD Annual Conference – Cybercrime

21 Jul

The 19th Annual Conference of The Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development will take place as follows:

Friday, 7th October, 2016

The Spencer Hotel, Excise Walk, IFSC, Dublin 1

The theme of this year’s conference is cybercrime.

Speakers will include:

  • Robert Hayes, Senior Director, Strategy and Partnership Enterprise Cybersecurity Group, Microsoft Corporation
  • Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden, Reader, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Pauline Walley, BL
  • Dr Orla Lynch, University College Cork


Autumn Criminology School

17 Jun

Ireland’s first ever residential Autumn Criminology School for Doctoral Researchers will be held at the stunning location of Blackwater Castle in Co. Cork on the 25th to the 30th of September 2016.

The residential Criminology School will be led by highly esteemed Irish and international criminologists with input from key policy makers and NGOs.

Funded by the Irish Research Council the School aims to:

  • Create a space in which criminologists at all career stages can engage in knowledge exchange, theory testing and methodological debates;
  • Create an interdisciplinary, inter-institutional network of criminological researchers that connects PhD students, with early career and advanced researchers;
  • Better articulate the importance of innovative, multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to research;
  • Foster an understanding of the importance of creating and sustaining links between criminological research and social policy by providing a forum for researchers and policy makers to meet and discuss common priorities.

Activities on each day will be related to one of five key themes including: (a) Theoretical frameworks and Literature; (b) Methodology; (c) Publication and Career development; (d) Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary and Comparative Approaches and (e) Policy Implications. The School will also feature a number of themed Roundtable Discussions on topics including: Public Criminology, White Collar Crime; Intersections of Policy and Research.

Keynote Speakers

Prof Kristel Beyens, Vrije Universiteit Brussels

Prof Pat Carlen, University of Leicester

Prof Fergus McNeill, University of Glasgow

Prof Shadd Maruna, University of Manchester

Prof Ian O’Donnell, University College Dublin

Prof Phil Scraton, Queen’s University Belfast


Further Confirmed Speakers:

Dr Lorraine Bowman-Grieve, WIT

Dr Michelle Butler, QUB

Dr Nicola Carr, QUB

Dr Geraldine Cleere, WIT

Dr Vicky Conway, DCU

Dr Clare Dwyer, QUB

Dr Diarmuid Griffin, NUIG

Dr Claire Hamilton, NUIM

Dr Deirdre Healy, UCD

Prof Shane Kilcommins, UL

Prof Ursula Kilkelly, UCC

Dr Siobhán McAlister, QUB

Dr Niamh Maguire, WIT

Dr Aogán Mulcahy, UCD

Dr Mary Rogan, TCD

Dr Mairead Seymour, DIT

Dr Jennifer Yaeger, WIT


Places are limited: For further details and information on how to apply visit: 

Study for a Masters in Youth Justice

24 May


The Masters in Youth Justice has been designed for those who want to advance their understanding of youth issues, youth offending and social and criminal justice responses to young people. It is focused on developing critical analytical skills and enhancing the ability to assess policy and practice against international standards and benchmarks.
Targeted at practitioners, policy-makers and those interested in further academic study, it provides the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and critical analytical skills to practice. It aims to enhance understanding of young people’s lives, the criminal justice system and the discourse of children’s rights.


The Improving Children’s Lives initiative is offering a part fees-bursary of £1,500. The deadline for submission of application is 29 July 2016. Further details can be found here. Further details on fees and university-based scholarships can be found here.


Additional information about entry requirements and course content is available on our Course Finder or alternatively you can contact:

Dr Siobhán McAlister
T: +44(0)28 90975918

Dr Nicola Carr
T: +44(0)28 90975965


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