Having completed his undergraduate degree in Criminology from the University of Winchester, Jamie McCann went on to complete his MLitt in Terrorism Studies with Distinction at the University of St Andrews in 2015. Now a PhD Candidate in the CSTPV since September 2017, Jamie focuses his research on victims of terrorism and political violence, as well as their role and influence in legacy enquiries and cross-community narrative building in post-conflict regions. Using the case study of Northern Ireland, his doctoral thesis focuses on investigating the existence of a historical hierarchy of victimhood, using actor-lead interviewing methods.
Working thesis title: New Voices, Old Pain: A Qualitative Investigation into Victim Support Biases in the Northern Ireland Conflict.
Supervisors: Dr Kieran McConaghy, Dr Diego Muro