Daniel Cullen

Project Manager

Other affiliations

St Antony's College


Daniel Cullen is Project Manager in the Death Penalty Research Unit (DPRU), where he is lead researcher on the project 'Abolitionist in practice: Challenging the death penalty in countries which do not execute' (2023-25), as well as contributing to the DPRU's wider portfolio of research projects. He also holds the role of Managing Editor of the DPRU Blog.

He previously worked in the Strategic Litigation team at Amnesty International, supporting the organisation’s programme of international human rights litigation, and as a Programme Assistant at the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) in Geneva, with a focus on the death penalty and children’s rights.

He has also worked with the Geneva-based organisation HURIDOCS, which specialises in human rights information management, and completed the graduate research attaché scheme at the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) in Nairobi.

He holds an LLM Qualifying Law Degree (with Distinction) from Birkbeck, University of London, a Certificate in Creative Non-Fiction Writing from the University of Cambridge and a BA in History and Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He was awarded a Major Scholarship by Inner Temple to study the Bar training course at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA).

Research projects & programmes

Centre for Criminology Death Penalty Research Unit