Dr Cheryl Lawther is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work. She was previously a post-doctoral research fellow in the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews.
From September 2016 Cheryl is seconded to The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen’s University Belfast as a Senior Research Fellow. Her research interests are in the fields of transitional justice, truth recovery, victims, ex-combatants and conflict transformation.
Her article “Securing’ the Past: Policing and the Contest over Truth in Northern Ireland’, British Journal of Criminology, 2010, 50, 3: 455-473 was awarded the Brian Williams Article Prize by the British Society of Criminology in July 2011. Her monograph Truth, Denial and Transition: Northern Ireland and the Contested Past was published by the Routledge Transitional Justice Series in 2014. Cheryl’s most recent book Research Handbook on Transitional Justice (co-edited with L. Moffett and D. Jacobs) was published by the Edward Elgar Research Handbooks in International Law series in 2017.
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