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Congratulations to our 2017 PhD Scholarship Recipients

19.06.2017
Congratulations to our 2017 PhD Scholarship Recipients

The School of Law is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 PhD Scholarship Awards which provide financial support and fee waivers to our PhD graduate students to pursue doctoral research in a wide range of areas.

Scholarships are awarded after a competitive selection process. Applications this year were of a notably high calibre and many excellent applications were considered by the assessment panel.

Dr Ger Coffey, Director of Postgraduate Studies.

Lucy M. Davis

Award: School of Law Stipend

Thesis: A Normative Approach to Ethical Decision Making at the End of Life: the Legal and Ethical Framework for do not Resuscitate Orders

Supervisors: Dr John Lombard

Karen O’Brien

Award: School of Law Fee Waiver

Thesis: Have the recent reforms in Ireland's personal insolvency and bankruptcy law been sufficient to deal with the enormity of the over indebtedness problem facing all types of individuals in Ireland caused by the legacy of unsustainable debt?

Supervisors: Professor Ray Friel

William Poutch

Award: School of Law Fee Waiver

Thesis: A Contextual Analysis of the department of Social Protection Compliance and Anti-Fraud Strategy

Supervisors: Professor Shane Kilcommins

Ciara Bartley

Award: AHSS Law Fee Waiver

Thesis: Principles Guiding the Withdrawal of Medical Treatment from Neonates

Supervisors: Dr John Lombard and Dr Susan Leahy

William Feeney

Award: AHSS Law Fee Waiver

Thesis: The Changing of the Guard: Transformation of An Garda Síochána between 1980 to the Present

Supervisors: Professor Shane Kilcommins and Dr Eimear Spain