Socio-Legal Studies Alumni

  • Dr Polly Lord

    Socio-Legal Studies Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Socio-Legal Studies (ESRC 1+3)
    Law School, University of Exeter

    Start date: September 2014

    Graduation date: April 2019

    Research topic: Employment law in farms

    My research examines how core employment law rights apply on farms. Through conducting interviews with farmers, their understanding of wages, working time, holidays, sickness and parental leave to health and safety rules, is discussed. In doing so, the way that farmers manage these rights – both practically and conceptually – reveals important insights into the laws themselves.

    Research supervisors: Professor Liz Trinder, Professor Matt Lobley

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Co-Ordinator World of Work Network

    Email: pl325@exeter.ac.uk


  • Dr Janet Keliher

    Socio-Legal Studies Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Socio-Legal Studies (ESRC +3)
    Law School, University of Exeter

    Start date: September 2013

    Graduation date: June 2019

    Research topic: A Socio-Legal Analysis of the Relationship between Legal Responsibility & Culture in Criminal Law

    Research supervisors: Dr Stephen Skinner

    Email: jk338@exeter.ac.uk


  • Dr Ben Hudson

    Socio-Legal Studies Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Socio-Legal Studies (ESRC 1+3)
    Law School, University of Bristol

    Start date: September 2013

    Graduation date: October 2019

    Research topic: An IDP Right to Return? Challenges in Law and Practice

    My research concerns the human rights protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Inspired by my time in Georgia working with non-governmental organisations and United Nations’ agencies, my research engages with the realisation of durable solutions to internal displacement, specifically a legal right to return in international law.

    Research supervisors: Professor Sir Malcolm Evans, Dr Diego Acosta Arcarazo

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Teacher (LLB Law & State, Introduction to Medical Law & IFP Law), Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, University of Bristol Faculty Senate Representative

    Email: ben.hudson@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ben_hudson7