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Centre for Health and Social Care Law

The Centre exists to promote research and its dissemination in the field of Health and Social Care Law.

On 24 June 2016, the Centre organised a public conference on ‘Mental health, learning disability and social care: protecting human rights in the austerity crisis.’ You can read about the speakers and discussions on the Cardiff University Mental Health Blog.

The Centre also supports the Children’s Social Care Law in Wales website.

Follow us on Twitter @CHSCLaw.

Aims

  • To promote research and teaching on the socio-legal aspects of health and social care;
  • To provide mutual peer support, mentoring and feedback on research-related activities, including writing articles and research grant proposals;
  • To support the work of pro bono clinics working on health and social care related projects;
  • To organise internal events relating to current research and topical themes in health and social care;
  • To organise public events, and involve external organisations in internal events, to foster public engagement and impact related activities in health and social care;
  • To contribute towards the selection of internal and external speakers in the LAWPL seminar series.

Members of the Centre have a range of research interests in:

  • medical law and ethics;
  • mental health;
  • disability;
  • additional learning needs;
  • human rights;
  • social care for adults and children.

Some of the current projects our members are involved in are listed here:

  • Ethical Judgments: Re-Writing Medical Law
    This edited collection explores what would happen if judges were required to be ethically consistent when they make decisions in ‘hard’ medico-legal decisions as well as adhering to legal validity. Nine important cases are re-interpreted in the collection – first by two academics acting as judges and then by two additional academics acting as legal and ethical commentators on the revised judgments. The collection is edited by Stephen W Smith, Senior Lecturer in Medical Law and Ethics, along with colleagues from the Universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester and Strathclyde. In addition, Professors Nicky Priaulx and John Harrington have provided commentaries in the collection.
  • Transparency in Family Courts
    Evaluating the responses to, and effects of, judicial guidance on publishing family court judgments involving children and young people

Director

Academic staff

Dr Julie Doughty

Dr Julie Doughty

Lecturer in Law

Email:
doughtyj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 4342
Professor Annette Morris

Professor Annette Morris

Professor in Law

Email:
morrisa7@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 4580
Dr Bernadette Rainey

Dr Bernadette Rainey

Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of Equality, Dignity and Inclusion

Email:
raineyba@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 5365
Dr Huw Pritchard

Dr Huw Pritchard

Lecturer in Law

Welsh speaking
Email:
pritchardh3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4355
Professor Jason Tucker

Professor Jason Tucker

Professor

Email:
tuckerjm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 0966
Professor John Harrington

Professor John Harrington

Professor of Law

Email:
harringtonj3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 4098
Professor Nicolette Priaulx

Professor Nicolette Priaulx

Professor of Law

Email:
priaulxn@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5869
Pauline Roberts

Pauline Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Law

Email:
robertspi@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 5108
Dr Richard Caddell

Dr Richard Caddell

Senior Lecturer in Law

Email:
caddellr@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 5098
Dr Sharon Thompson

Dr Sharon Thompson

Senior Lecturer in Law

Email:
thompsons20@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 4362
Dr Thomas Hayes

Dr Thomas Hayes

Lecturer in Law

Email:
hayestp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 6101
William Seagrim

William Seagrim

Senior Lecturer

Welsh speaking
Email:
seagrimw1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 6969
Professor Mervyn Arthur Murch

Professor Mervyn Arthur Murch

Emeritus Professor

Email:
murchma@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 4980
Dr Katherine Shelton

Dr Katherine Shelton

Reader

Email:
sheltonkh1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 6093
Dr Emily Kakoullis

Dr Emily Kakoullis

Lecturer in Law

Email:
kakoullise@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5082
Dr Lucy Series

Dr Lucy Series

Lecturer

Email:
seriesl@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 4238
Dr Stephen Smith

Dr Stephen Smith

Senior Lecturer in Law

Email:
smiths55@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2088 8714
Dr Roxanna Dehaghani

Dr Roxanna Dehaghani

Lecturer

Email:
fatemi-dehaghanir@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5447

Postgraduate students

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Derek Tilley

Research student

Email:
tilleyd1@cardiff.ac.uk
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Alison Tarrant

Research student

Email:
tarrantae2@cardiff.ac.uk
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Helen Taylor

Research student

Email:
taylorh16@cardiff.ac.uk
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Rethinking contactThe Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland, welcomes delegates to a conference on the rights of children in care to keep their relationships with their brothers and sisters. The conference took place on 19 July and was organised by Voices from Care Cymru. In the video, Sally refers to Cardiff University research, led by Katherine Shelton, the Wales Adoption Cohort Study.
Independent LivingNeil Crowther, consultant on disability, is interviewed by Lucy Series, about his recent report on the rights of disabled people in European states to live independently and be included in the community. This is followed by Neil’s presentation on the meaning of ‘home’ at a seminar held at the School of Law and Politics on 11 June 2019.
Reviews into deaths of vulnerable adultsAmanda Robinson, Alyson Rees and Roxanna Dehaghani explain what can be learned from recent practice reviews that took place after the sudden death of a vulnerable adult, and how future reviews could be improved.
The wellbeing of new adoptive familiesKatherine Shelton and Julie Doughty discuss their research on the adoption of children in care, and the factors that help adoptive families flourish.
Transparency in the family courtsSharon Thompson interviews Julie Doughty about transparency, open justice and privacy in family courts.
Paid care work, labour deregulation and private business: Lessons from the UKLydia Hayes lecture to RMIT University, 20 June 2018