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Connie Hodgkinson Lahiff


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Academic Background

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


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


I am a member of the Public Law Project's Tracking Automated Government (TAG) working group and an editor for the IMISCOE Network PhD Blog. Outside of academia, I am an OISC-regulated immigration adviser at a free legal advice service.