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Posted on 17/01/2018

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The Dickson Poon School of Law is a key part of an innovative research collaboration in the area of Mental Health and Justice. The five year initiative is funded by the Wellcome Trust and brings together researchers across law, medicine, social science and neuroscience, to address current questions concerning recognition as a legal person when someone has a mental disability.

Dr Jillian Craigie is one of the five Principle Investigators on the initiative and Lead on the work stream, ‘Enabling legal capacity through decision making support’. Its aim is to address a range of legal, ethical and practical questions that are raised by the requirement in international law to move from substituted decision-making to supported decision-making structures.

Faculty members Dr John Stanton-Ife and Ms Patricia Walsh are collaborators on the work stream together with Dr Michael Bach (Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion in Society, Toronto), Dr Isabel Clare (Psychiatry, Cambridge), Professor Francesca Happe (IoPPN, King's), Professor Matt Matravers (Law, York) and Mr Paul Skowron (Law, York). We are also very pleased that Mr Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister at 39 Essex Chambers, has joined the school as a Wellcome Research Fellow and core collaborator within the wider initiative.

Further details and updates on the Mental Health & Justice website.

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