LawHuman rights

The full range of our expertise can be found via the webpage for our human rights-dedicated research centre, the Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law, which highlights areas of expertise linked to staff profiles. We are able to supervise many areas of human rights-related doctoral research, including research that spans different disciplines. Find out how to apply to Strathclyde and learn more about the Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School.

In addition, we have a Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training focused specifically on Human Rights-Based Decision Making.

Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training in Human Rights-Based Decision Making

The Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Human Rights-Based Decision Making launched in 2023.

The PhD projects affiliated with this CDT should enhance understanding of the complex challenges and opportunities related to human rights-based decision making by a range of actors/institutions in the public, private, and third sector.

The CDT’s aim is to bring together a cohort of postgraduate researchers to build interdisciplinary skills and knowledge needed to help tackle the major challenges of translating international legal protections into more just institutions, processes, and equitable outcomes for people in their everyday lives.

The ever-growing CDT supervisory team includes academics in Law, Humanities, Computer and Information Sciences, Government and Public Policy, and Economics. The multidisciplinary supervisory team evolves in line with the research projects.

As a CDT-affiliated postgraduate researcher, you will be trained by, and collaborate with, the supervisory team to grow a critical knowledge base around understanding how human rights standards can become integrated in strategic and operational decision making.

At Strathclyde, CDTs aim to provide you with an innovative, engaging, and supportive student experience that promotes world class research in an interdisciplinary environment. A key focus of the CDT is training, to support your development as a highly skilled researcher able to work at the interface of different disciplines and methods. You will benefit from a range of excellent training opportunities and be part of our vibrant research culture.

CDT projects can include funded supervisor-led opportunities, funded student-led opportunities, as well as self-funded projects.

If you would like to enquire about joining this team, please contact the CDT’s Senior Academic Mentor, Dr Elaine Webster, for further information.