We bring together scholars with a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds beyond traditional medical law.
Our researchers have backgrounds in philosophy, criminology, gerontology and institutional and organisational theory so that we can study not only the substance of research but also ways of setting the research agenda.
We place particular focus on the following areas:
- Health care law and ethics
- Mental health
- Black, I 2018, 'Refusing Life-Prolonging Medical Treatment and the ECHR', Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 299-327.
- Jox, RJ, Black, I, Borasio, GD & Anneser, J 2017, 'Voluntary stopping of eating and drinking: is medical support ethically justified?', BMC Medicine, vol. 15, 186.
- O'Loughlin, A 2018, 'De-constructing Risk, Therapeutic Needs and the Dangerous Personality Disordered Subject', Punishment and Society.
- Westwood, S 2017, 'Older Lesbians, Gay Men and the ‘Right to Die’ Debate: ‘I Always Keep a Lethal Dose of Something, Because I don’t Want to Become an Elderly Isolated Person’', Social and Legal Studies, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 606-628.
- Westwood, SL & Price, E (eds) 2016, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT*) Individuals Living with Dementia: Concepts, practice and rights.
- Skowron, P 2018, 'The Relationship between Autonomy and Adult Mental Capacity in the Law of England and Wales', Medical Law Review.