Centre for Health, Law, and Society

The Centre for Health, Law, and Society promotes transdisciplinary and cross-sector perspectives on the impacts of law and governance on physical, mental, and social wellbeing.

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The Centre for Health, Law and Society is committed to sharing expertise and promoting collaboration between health law scholarship and practice.


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Dr Sheelagh McGuinness is interested in the fields of health law, law and reproduction, and law and gender. She sits on the editorial board of Feminist Legal Studies and the steering committee for 'The Ethical Judgements Project'. Email

Professor Judy Laing's research interests are in mental health law and human rights. She is an expert advisor to the Care Quality Commission’s Mental Health Act Advisory Group. Email

For more information contact Paige Spicer, the Centre Administrator. Email: paige.spicer@bristol.ac.uk

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