I am a Law Professor situated within our School of Health and Social Care. My areas of research and expertise are international, European and national human rights and mental health and mental capacity law and I work with a number of public and voluntary sector organisations and bodies and regulatory bodies in the field of mental health, mental capacity and/or human rights. I regularly publish and present at conferences and seminars and am the founder and Director of our Centre for Mental Health and Capacity Law.
The rights of, and law relating to, persons with mental health and mental capacity do not exist within disciplinary silos and requires a strong inter-disciplinary approach. This is why I am based in the School of Health and Social Care but at the same time have strong links with the Law Subject Group in the Business School and am the Law Research Lead and a council member of the Scottish Universities Law Institute.
I very much welcome enquiries and applications from potential Ph.D candidates relating to my research interests.