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Dr Hannah Quirk

Reader in Criminal Law - Kings College

Hannah Quirk is Reader in Criminal Law. She read Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge, followed by a M.Phil in Criminology. Her PhD is in Legal Studies from the University of Wolverhampton. She was Senior Researcher at the Legal Services Research Centre (the research unit of the Legal Services Commission). Her research interests develop her previous work as a Case Review Manager at the Criminal Cases Review Commission, investigating claims of wrongful conviction and sentence. In 2005, she spent six months on a research sabbatical at the Innocence Project New Orleans, before joining the Law School at the University of Manchester. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne, Queen’s University Belfast (both 2009) and Fordham University Law School (2012). She has supervised 7 successful PhD students and is willing to consider applications in her research areas. Dr Quirk is on the editorial boards of The Criminal Law Review and Legal Studies. She appears regularly in the media discussing aspects of criminal justice and is hosting a series of talks with the attorneys from the Netflix documentaries Making a Murderer and The Staircase. She is a trustee of Transform Justice and the Sentencing Academy.