Job: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Closing date for applications: January 20th, 2017.

Centre of Medical Law and Ethics faculty member,  Jillian Craigie, together with Gareth Owen (Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, KCL), Hanna Kienzler (Global Health and Social Medicine, KCL), Wayne Martin (Philosophy, Essex) and Anthony David (IoPPN, KCL) has secured a £2.5 M Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award in the area of Mental Health and Justice. The initiative aims to build an innovative multi-disciplinary collaboration to address the tension between protecting the decision-making of the vulnerable and respecting individual choice.

The work stream ‘Enabling legal capacity through decision-making support’ is motivated by a move in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities towards universal legal capacity and decision-making support. As a part of this work, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, full time for 2.5 years, has been advertised. The Research Fellow will be based in York Law School at the University of York working under the supervision of Matt Matravers and Jillian Craigie.

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