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.