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We are pleased to announce that Danielle Gallagher has secured a studentship with the Northern Bridge consortium.

This studentship is for her PhD project on Engendering justice? A feminist exploration of the relationship between trafficked persons and the Criminal Justice System.

Danielle’s project proposes using Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques, as a highly innovative methodological approach in socio-legal research, to foreground trafficking survivors’ narratives and disseminate these to criminal justice professionals, bringing about individual and systemic change.

In doing so, it aims to generate: knowledge of the role gender plays for trafficked persons attempting to access justice; improved access to and participation in research for marginalised groups; and an understanding of the effect that this can have on the policy landscape moving forwards, providing both the research evidence and insight into attitudinal and cultural drivers to lead policy change.

Well done to Danielle and to her supervisors Prof Grainne McKeever and Dr Mark Simpson.