Kevin Hearty is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Law/ Mitchell Institute at Queen's University Belfast. He completed his PhD at the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) Ulster University in November 2014. He was appointed Research Fellow at University of Warwick in February 2015. In April 2017 he took up his current post at QUB. With an emerging academic profile in interdisciplinary empirical socio-legal research his main research interests lie in Transitional Justice, Human Rights, Political Violence, Memory Politics and Policing.