The School is delighted to announce that Dr Kathryn McNeilly has won the Vice Chancellor's Early Career Research Prize 2018. This prestigious University-wide Prize recognises an Early Career scholar whose research demonstrates outstanding significance and excellence in the first 5 years of their career.
Dr McNeilly's research has been central to reimagining the theory and practice of human rights at the national and international level. Her monographHuman Rights and Radical Social Transformationwas shortlisted for the UK Hart-SLSA Early Career Award in 2018, and has received critical acclaim in her field. Dr McNeilly's impact-focused work has been cited by a number of significant bodies including the Lord Chief Justice for Northern Ireland, the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee, and the United Nations CEDAW Committee.
Head of School Professor Robin Hickey celebrates the Prize and comments that "Kathryn is an early career researcher who, since her appointment to a first academic post in 2015, has developed a research profile demonstrating excellence. Her outputs, impact and leadership are at the very highest end of performance for an early career researcher."