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Dr Alison Tarrant

Lecturer in Law

School of Law and Politics

Overview

My research fields are social care and social care regulation in the Welsh and UK contexts and international disability human rights. I have a particular interest in how language, law and policy shape identities and use various qualitative methods to undertake socio-legal research including textual analysis and interviews.

I 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. I am a qualified (non-practising) solicitor and worked in the regulatory and insurance fields before leaving practise to undertake my PhD. I have also worked in the policy and campaigns teams of a number of large non-governmental organisations.

I teach on the LLB modules Torts and Equity & Trusts. I lead and teach the LLM module Social Care Rights and the Law and undertake some teaching on the LLM module Themes in Socio-Legal Research. I have also taught on the LLB modules Legal Foundations and the LLM module International Human Rights Disability Law.

Biography

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Teaching

I teach on the LLB modules Torts and Equity and Trusts. I lead and teach the LLM module Social Care Rights and the Law and undertake some teaching on the LLM module Themes in Socio-Legal Research. I have also taught on the LLB modules Legal Foundations and the LLM module International Human Rights Disability Law.