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Connie Hodgkinson Lahiff


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Academic Background

Connie is a PhD candidate in Law at the University of East Anglia.


My socio-legal PhD research focuses on the administration of asylum applications in the UK. Throughout my research, I hold a critical gaze on the entanglement of public and private interests involved in asylum decision-making. I use qualitative research methods and Freedom of Information Requests to capture the 'multi-modal' nature of asylum decision-making, and employ criminological and sociological theories and perspectives in my research.


I hold a MA from the University of Edinburgh and a MSc in Global Criminology from Birkbeck, University of London. At UEA, my PhD research is funded by the South-East Network for Social Science (SeNSS).


My teaching covers core Criminal Law and Criminology modules, including 'Principles of Criminal Law' and 'Crime & Sentencing'.


I am a member of the Public Law Project's Tracking Automated Government (TAG) working group, an editor for both the IMISCOE Network PhD Blog and the journal Sentio, and am an immigration casework assistant and trainee adviser at Norfolk Community Law Service.