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Research undertaken by members of ELRN crosses a range of disciplines and subjects but has four inter-related areas of concern:

  1. institutional and professional cultures, frameworks and practices;
  2. communities, human geography and built environments;
  3. families and relationships; and
  4. individual health, identity and well-being.

ELRN member Prof Anthony Good (School of Social and Political Science) published an open access edited collection entitled, Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), gave a keynote at the University of Siegen in Germany in December 2018 on 'Turning the "Asylum Lottery" on its Head', and was a guest speaker in May 2019 at the annual Immigration Seminar held by Garden Court North chambers in Manchester, speaking on 'Country Experts in the UK Asylum Process'.

ELRN member Dr Andy Aydin-Aitchison published several papers demonstrating empirical legal research, including (with Alistair Henry and Ali Malik) ‘Local Governance in the New Police Scotland: Renegotiating Power, Recognition and Responsiveness’ European Journal of Criminology 2019, 16(4); and presented on the topic at several conferences, including at the 18th Annual European Society of Criminology Conference in Sarajevo in September 2018 (‘ICTY Evidence on Detention Sites’).

ELRN member Dr Anna Souhami recently published ‘Multi-agency practice and professional identity’ in M Robb, H Montgomery and R Thomson (eds) Critical Practice with Children and Young People (2nd edn, Bristol, Policy Press, 2019).

ELRN member Dr Jane Cornwell recently presented a paper at the following conferences: ‘Deconstructing the development of EU trade mark law: A content analysis of the CJEU’s interpretative methods’, UCL Institute of Brands and Innovation Law Work-In-Progress Series, February 2019 and University of Exeter, School of Law, Science Culture and the Law (SCuLE) IP Work-In-Progress Workshop, June 2019.

ELRN members Dr Anna Souhami and Dr Alistair Henry teach a postgraduate full-year course in the Law School, Criminological Research Methods (LAWS11361), that covers principles of empirical research design and key methodological approaches towards the collection, analysis and presentation of empirical research findings in criminology. Students are encouraged to join the ELRN to complement their learning in this course by networking with academics and fellow students who share an interest in empirical legal research, which helps showcase the Law School’s strong reputation in socio-legal and empirical legal research.

Other recent research outputs include:

  • Gadda, A.M., Harris, J., Tisdall, E.K.M., Millership, E. and Kilkelly, U. (2019) ‘Human Rights’ Monitoring and Implementation: how to make rights ‘real’ in children’s lives’, International Journal of Human Rights, 23(3): 317-322, DOI: 10.1080/13642987.2018.1558972
  • Gadda, A.M., Harris, J., Tisdall, E.K.M., Millership, E. (2019) ‘‘Making Children’s Rights Real’: Lessons from Policy Networks and Contribution Analysis’, International Journal of Human Rights, 23(3): 392-407, DOI: 10.1080/13642987.2018.1558988
  • Tisdall, E. K. M. (2018) ‘Challenging competency and capacity? Due weight to children’s views in family law proceedings’, International Journal of Children’s Rights, 26(1): 159–182.
  • S. Kheria, ‘An exploration of the dissonance between protection of moral rights in the UK and creative practitioners’ perspectives’ in A. Favreau (ed) ‘La propriété intellectuelle en dehors de ses frontiers’, Larcier (2019).
  • S Kheria, ‘Copyright in the everyday practice of Writers’ in J. Jefferies and S. Kember (eds.) Whose Book Is It Anyway? A View from Elsewhere on Publishing, Copyright and Creativity (Open Book Publishers, 2019), Chapter 7, pp. 141-179.
  • S. Kheria (editor), ‘Special Issue on Intellectual Property Law’, SCRIPT-ed (2019) 15(2); and, Guest editorial: ‘Contemporary Issues at the intersection of intellectual property law and society’ in SCRIPTed (2019) 15(2) pp. 170-174.
  • S. Kheria, ‘Visual Arts: Artists’ voices from the field’ in A. Brown and C. Waelde (eds.), Research Handbook on IP and Creative Industries (Edward Elgar, 2018), Chapter 15, pp. 159–182.