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Miss Caroline K Roberts

Doctor of Philosophy Student, Member Student

Caroline Roberts

Miss Caroline K Roberts

Doctor of Philosophy Student, Member Student

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Postgraduate research supervised by

External positions

Research Associate, Cardiff University

Magistrate (JP), Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS)

Research interests

Caroline holds a BA in Theology with First-Class Honours from the University of Oxford and an LLM in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law with Distinction from Aberystwyth University. She is currently a PhD Candidate and Tutor at the University of Bristol. 

Caroline’s doctoral research, which is supervised by Professor Sir Malcolm Evans (University of Bristol) and Dr Russell Sandberg (Cardiff University) concerns the human right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. Her research focuses specifically on the development of the jurisprudence relating to Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights at Strasbourg. At Bristol, Caroline is part of the Centre for Law and Religion and the Religious Rights in International Law Research Theme. Her twitter account ( is dedicated to issues relating to freedom of religion and belief and she has published several articles on the topic. 

As a Research Associate at the Centre for Law and Religion at Cardiff University ( Caroline is an active member of Cardiff's Law and Religion Scholars' Network and is currently co-editing the Handbook on the Interdisciplinary Study of Law and Religion (Edward Elgar Press) with three other members of the Centre. In 2016, along with Dr Russell Sandberg, Caroline organised the Festival for Law and Religion, including the Annual Law and Religion Scholars' Conference, at Cardiff University (

Teaching & Other Responsibilities 

Caroline teaches in the School of Law at the University of Bristol. Caroline is also the postgraduate student representative on the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities Planning and Resource Committee at the University of Bristol.

Before commencing her PhD Caroline was Chair of the United Nations Association UK Shropshire Branch and she remains an active member of this charity and also of Amnesty International. 

Academic/Professional Memberships

Society of Legal Scholars (SLS); Law and Religion Scholars Network (LARSN); Interfaith Legal Advisors Network (ILAN); Ecclesiastical Law Society (ELS); Bristish Sociological Association (BSA) Sociology of Religion Study Group; Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Religion or Belief Network; Non-Religion and Secularity Research Network (NSRN); United Nations Association UK Young Professionals in Human Rights Network; Magistrates' Association (MA)



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