This blog is written by Tracy Kirk, a soon to be third year PhD student at Northumbria University’s law school.
My research focuses upon rights for adolescents which recognises their increased capacity to make decisions as they approach adulthood. This is leading to me looking at a wide range of different UNCRC rights, particularly those relating to best interests, evolving capacities and autonomy.
Although I am based within a law department, I have multi-disciplinary research interests which fall within social work, health, ethics and education. My conference papers and publications reflect this. I currently run a research group which brings together those researching children across all faculties at my institution.
I have a first class LL.B in Scots Law from the University of Stirling. I chose to specialise in children’s rights in my final year; completing a dissertation on the ‘Over and Under Inclusion of Child Protection Measures’, under the supervision of Professor Elaine
I am a private tutor with many years of experience of teaching a wide range of different subjects including maths, English, French, history, modern studies and psychology.
I welcome the opportunity to advocate children’s rights – thank you for visiting my blog and please get in touch if you enjoy reading my posts.
THIS BLOG WILL CONTINUE TO BE UPDATED IN THE COMING MONTHS TO INCLUDE MY CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS.