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We welcome applications for doctoral study from those with at least a 2:1 at undergraduate level and a strong Masters qualification.

You can find out about staff interests by viewing our individual (please click on the “staff” link above for these).

Our current students are working on the following topics:

Persuasion and identity in closing arguments in jury trials – Jessi Frasier

Translation zones in the work of Police Community Support Officers – Piotr Węgorowski

Agency in pre-crime narratives – Emily Powell

Questioning of witnesses with an intellectual disability – Tina Pereira

Our  graduates worked on the following topics with us:

Katy Brickley: A critical discourse analysis of UK ‘Assisted Voluntary Return’ programmes for returning migrants

Mark Griffiths: Exploring the forensic audiofit: Non-linguistic perceptions, conceptions, descriptions and evaluations of familiar voices in a Forensic Court

Sally Nelson: Directing Jurors in England and Wales: The effect of Narrativisation on Comprehension



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