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Dr. Michelle-Therese Stevenson


Michelle's research focuses on the relationship between science, maths and the law. Her doctoral thesis, under the supervision of Dr Andrea Ryan, investigated the problems surrounding the interpretation of mixed DNA samples. Michelle was awarded the College Medal for Philosophy for her undergraduate degree and she was subsequently awarded both AHSS and School of Law scholarships for her doctoral studies. Her research interests also include criminal law, legal writing and she lectures the Master's module International Comparative Protection of Human Rights Law.

Teaching Interests

Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Constitutional Law 1 and 2
Legal Writing
Legal Writing for International Students


Book Chapter


DNA Evidence under the Microscope: Why the presumption of innocence is under threat in Ireland
Michelle-Therese Stevenson
Justiciability of Human Rights Law in Domestic Jurisdictions


The presumption of innocence: confirming the threat of cognitive bias in Ireland
Michelle-Therese Stevenson
Le droit comparé et....

Peer Reviewed Journal