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Dr Alison Tarrant

Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Law and Politics

Overview

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow based in the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University School of Law and Politics. I am interested in how language, law and policy shape identities. My particular fields of research are disability rights, social care and social care regulation in both the Welsh and the UK contexts. I use various qualitative methods to undertake socio-legal research including textual analysis and interviews.

I qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and obtained my PhD in 2019. My thesis examined how the concept of independent living devised by the disabled people’s movement has been absorbed and deployed in Welsh policy and social care law. Before studying law I worked in the policy and campaigns teams of a number of large non-governmental organisations.

I have taught at Cardiff Law School on the LLB modules Legal Foundations and Tort and the LLM modules Social Care Rights and the Law and International Human Rights Disability Law.

My fellowship is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Biography

Publications

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Teaching

I have taught on the LLB modules Legal Foundations and Torts. I have also led and taught the LLM modules Social Care Rights and the Law and International Disability Human Rights Law.