Current PhD students

The Centre for Applied Human Rights has PhD students conducting research in a variety of fields.

Sherif Azer

  • Egypt
  • Cyberactivists in Egypt as human rights defenders, their vernacularization of international human rights law and the role this played in the 2011 Revolution

Lucrezia Canzutti

  • Italy
  • Vietnamese non-citizens in Cambodia

Ian Foxley

  • UK
  • Whistleblowers, human rights defenders and truth/post-truth

Chloë Gilgan

  • United States/UK
  • Responsibility to Protect and Syrian refugees in the UK

Rhiannon Griffiths

  • UK
  • Memory, transitional justice, and social control in East Asia

Ruth Kelly

  • Ireland
  • How storytelling and the arts can inform the articulation and promotion of development alternatives
  • Blog

Tamsin Mitchell

  • UK
  • The effectiveness of protection mechanisms for journalists and human rights defenders at risk in Latin America

Laura Muñoz López

  • Spain
  • How land grabs in developing countries affect the land rights of local people

Jens Poessel

  • Germany
  • Access to Justice and Non-Judicial Mechanisms of Cooperation and Coordination in Zambia: Challenges and Opportunities


PhD Blog

Read blogs from our PhD students here.

Featured alumni profiles

Read more about what CAHR's PhD alumni have gone on to do after graduation.