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Research and Practice Fellows

Through the appointment of our Fellows we aim to strengthen links between our academic research and the practice and policy communities that can benefit from it. Our Fellows are individuals who are well recognised in their fields as conducting or commissioning research, working with researchers or applying research to policy and practice.

Fellows have access to a range of York University library and research facilities, are invited to participate in research and practice events in the Law School and, where relevant, have opportunities to inform the research our academic staff do and to influence the audiences it reaches. Fellows also have opportunities to build their own research, including exploring collaboration with staff.

Fellows are associated with one or two of our research clusters. They are part of the life of York Law School, though we recognise that this sits among the Fellow's existing commitments. The types of opportunities for involvement range widely – eg, a guest lecture for undergraduates, a guest seminar for postgraduates, meetings with PhD students, attending or presenting at staff seminars, discussing or commenting on the needs of practice and policy communities, being a member of a project steering group. These are just a few of the opportunities and specifics will vary with individual interests.

Appointments are for two years in the first instance.