Criminology DPhil Discussion Group


Discussion Group

The Criminology DPhil Discussion group is a space for doctoral students to discuss issues relevant to the successful completion of their DPhil and a potential subsequent career in academia. We get speakers from the Centre for Criminology as well as from outside the Faculty to talk about the DPhil milestones (Transfer and Confirmation of Status, final viva), ethical questions, fieldwork, and career development.

In the past academic year, the discussion group met on the Fridays of the uneven weeks of term. Normally, we would invite a speaker from the Centre for Criminology - sometimes also an external speaker - who would present for about 20 minutes, followed by a Q+A or discussion session. Topics included CUREC, Transfer of Status, Confirmation of Status, dealing with imposter syndrome, navigating access to the field, and exiting the field ethically. The DPhil discussion group is supposed to be a resource for DPhils and exists to help with issues that DPhils commonly encounter in their research. We, therefore, welcome any suggestions for topics that you would find helpful to discuss!

For Trinity term 2024, we are in the process of devising a term card, with potential sessions on the final viva, available funding for DPhils within the Law Faculty (for the DPhil, postdoc, and conferences), applying for postdocs, and applying for and speaking at conferences.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the group convenors Laura Haas or Adam Kluge: and