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National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM)

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Contact personDr. Louise Kennefick
Lecturer in Law 
Address N/A - County Kildare (Ireland) 
Phone00353 1 474 7208 
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Employees (in Depart.)1-10 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Sociology
» Law

 Brief description of your activity focus
The intersection of criminal law and mental health law

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Louise Kennefick is a lecturer in law at NUI Maynooth. She specialises in criminal law, criminal justice and
criminology. She completed her doctoral thesis at University College Cork in the area of diminished
responsibility. She is a recipient of the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences New
Ideas Award, and was also awarded the IRCHSS Postgraduate Scholarship (2008-2011), as well as the Aiden
Synnott Bursary Prize from University College Cork (2008). She is a qualified solicitor with three years
experience in practice in London and Edinburgh, in general commercial law, litigation and corporate law.

Louise is particularly interested in interdisciplinary research and the reconciliation of criminal law theory
with practice.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Strengthening policy coherence & coordination in Europe
» Conflicts, peace and human rights
» Participation and citizenship in Europe
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe
» Mutual learning and co-operation

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
In September 2011, Louise successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled Towards a Fair Blame Framework for the
Diminished Responsibility Offender: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice. Louise was supervised by
Professor Caroline Fennell and Dr Darius Whelan. Dr Louise Kennefick is currently a Lecturer in the Department of
Law, NUI Maynooth.

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