Irene Domenici (left) and Jessica Deitzer will be the first Max Planck researchers to take part in the recently established exchange programme between Max Planck Law and the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law.  Following a rigorous selection process amongst several excellent candidates, Irene and Jessica were deemed to have the strongest applications.

Irene Domenici is a PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy (Munich). Her research focus is on health law and bioethics and she is particularly interested in engaging with the Cambridge Law Faculty’s Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences. 

The exchange programme will allow me to improve my academic work, share my initial research findings, and build valuable personal connections with researchers who share my passion and interest in investigating matters related to the emergence of ethically controversial health technologies in a pluralist society.

Jessica Deitzer is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security, and Law (Freiburg). Her research interests lie in contextualizing decision-making research in criminology, namely, examining the influence of developmental and environmental factors, peer and group processes, and identity on decision-making processes.  Her research draws upon data from The Zurich Project, which is directed by Professor Manuel Eisner, a member of the Cambridge Law Faculty.

The opportunity to visit Cambridge and directly collaborate with Manuel Eisner will be very beneficial to understanding the data, improving my projects, and spurring new ideas. Additionally, the opportunity to visit the Violence Research Centre will connect me with other like-minded researchers using longitudinal and social network analysis to study crime.

The Council of Directors and Secretariat of Max Planck Law wish to congratulate Irene and Jessica on their fantastic achievement. We are sure their term at Cambridge will be both rewarding and unforgettable.

Read more about the Camberidge Exchange and the opportunities for Max Planck Law researchers to take part here.