Hannah Quirk

Hannah Quirk


  • Reader in Criminal Law, Laws
    • WC2R 2LS

      United Kingdom

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    Biographical details

    Hannah Quirk is Reader in Criminal Law. She is the General Editor of The Criminal Law Review and on the board of The Wrongful Conviction Law Review. Before starting at King's, she was Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law and Justice at the University of Manchester. She also worked at the Criminal Cases Review Commission and the Legal Services Research Centre. Hannah has been a visiting scholar at Fordham Law School (New York), Melbourne Law School and Queen's University Belfast. She has supervised 7 successful PhD students and is willing to consider applications in her research area. She is an associate academic fellow of Inner Temple and an assistant editor of The Crown Court Compendium. She is an experienced media commentator, discussing aspects of criminal justice. She is an associate tenant at Drystone Chambers.

    Research interests (short)

    Wrongful convictions / miscarriages of justice, sentencing, right of silence

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Social and Political Sciences, Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

    Criminology, Master of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

    Legal Studies, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wolverhampton

    External positions

    Trustee, The Sentencing Academy


    Transform Justice


    Board Member, JUSTICE



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