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The School of Law was delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Jane Mulcahy as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, working as part of Professor Sean Redmond’s REPPP research team. Jane has recently worked as a Research, Policy, Advocacy and Legal Consultant, having completed her PhD in Law at UCC on the topic of “Connected Corrections and Corrected Connections: Post-release Supervision of Long Sentence Male Prisoners”. This research was co-funded by the Irish Research Council and the Probation Service under the employment based PhD scheme. She has worked as a researcher in the area of criminal justice, penal policy and social justice since 2005. As Research and Policy Officer at IPRT she produced high quality research, developed policy papers, edited a legal bulletin summarising prison related legislative change and case-law and contributed to campaigning and engagement with the Oireachtas, the legal profession, the academic community, the judiciary, other domestic NGOs and international human rights bodies. She has spoken before the UN Committee against Torture on human rights issues in prison, the Justice Sub-Committee on Penal Reform on proposed bail reform, at the Fair Trials’ Expert Seminar on Pre-trial Detention in London and the Bail and Jail event at Harvard Law. Jane hosts a podcast called “Law and Justice” since September 2017 and won a Justice Media Award in the best local radio show/podcast category for her documentary series “Humanising Human Rights” on Ireland’s second periodic review under the UN Convention Against Torture in Geneva in 2017. During lockdown, Jane began recording a special YouTube series of Law and Justice called “How to talk policy and influence people” with many interviewees addressing the subject of attachment, the harmful impact of childhood adversity, embodied trauma and structural inequity, and the importance of cultivating safety and relational health for individual and societal wellbeing.