Mental health and well-being
Public mental health ethics and law
Mental health and capacity ethics and law
Medical/healthcare ethics and law
Moral, political and legal theory
Phil would be interested in supervising research students in the following areas:
• Ethical and legal issues surrounding public mental health as well as psychological and medical treatment for mental health problems / mental disorder.
• Concepts of vulnerability, compassion, care, autonomy and rights and their relationship to mental health and mental capacity law and policy.
• Ethical and legal issues surrounding decisional competence to consent to / refuse medical treatment and research by adults.
• The interface between normative legal philosophy / normative ethics and the above areas, especially the application of care ethics and Gewirth and Beyleveld and Brownsword’s ethical and legal thought.