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Dr Harriet Cornell

Dr Harriet Cornell

Peace and Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform Research Programme Manager

MA (Hons), MSc, PhD, FSA Scot, FHEA

Tel: 0131 651 4566


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Harriet joined the Law School in September 2013 as Development Officer for the Global Justice Academy. Before this, Harriet completed a PhD in Economic and Social History, an MSc by Research and an MA (Hons) in History at the University of Edinburgh. She spent a year working as Fellowship Development Officer for the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, submitting a successful application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a Catalyst Funding Endowment Grant. Along with Dr Julian Goodare (Edinburgh) and Dr Alan MacDonald (Dundee), Harriet was the recipient of a Carnegie Collaborative Grant for the project, ‘Agriculture and Teind Reform in Early Modern Scotland'. The project’s two books are forthcoming from Boydell and Edinburgh University Press.

Harriet's interest in global justice stems from her research on power, authority, law and the State in early modern Scotland, including the implications of ‘Statecraft’ for the lives of ordinary people. From March 2019, she is seconded from the Global Justice Academy to the DFID-funded Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP), a £6.5m grant running over six years, led by the team at Edinburgh Law School. Harriet is a Steering Committee Member of the Global Justice Academy and genderED, as well as for PSRP. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from Edinburgh, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Twitter: @CorneyHistory @PolSettlements @GlobalJusticeEd