Professor Johnstone is interested in supervising PhD research which will contribute to knowledge of criminalisation, restorative justice, punishment, and social control.
Anna Carline, Women who Kill their Abusive Partners: an Analysis of Queer Theory, Social Justice and the Criminal Law, awarded 2002.
Margarita Zernova, Restorative Justice: Aspirations of Proponents and Experiences of Participants in Family Group Conferences, awarded 2005.
Kai Adegbembo, Implementing New Regimes of Accountability and Performance Management: an Empirical Study of one Police Force, awarded 2006.
Jarem Sawatsky, The Ethic of Traditional Communities and the Spirit of Healing Justice, awarded 2008.
David Wilkins, Giving Voice to the Dead: Education and Commemoration as Vehicles for the Restorative Repair of the Historical Injustice and Legacy of Transatlantic Slavery, awarded 2013.
Helen Nichols, Researching the Experiences of Incarcerated Learners, awarded 2016.
Yang Sun, Criminal Reconciliation following the Legislation: through the Lenses of Prosecutors in China, awarded 2017.
Current PhD supervisions
Professor Johnstone is currently supervising six PhD projects on topics including restorative justice in educational settings and human trafficking.