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Medical and Mental Health Law Research Interest Group (MELRIG)

MELRIG brings together academics, postgraduate researchers and practitioners who have a specialist interest in medical and mental health law, policy and practice.

Primary Department: Faculty of Business & Law

Primary Subject Team: Law

Contact Name: Carole Burrell

MELRIG include academics drawn from the Schools of Law and Health & Life Sciences who have strong links with the local legal, medical and mental health communities including law firms, NGOs, mental health and social care professionals and NHS mental health trusts.

MELRIG is responsive in its approach, outward facing, flexible and collaborative.  Its objectives include organising and contributing to profile raising events, engagement with a wide range of external stakeholders, promoting knowledge exchange activity with public, private and third sector organisations, the dissemination of research outputs, organising conferences (national and international) and the enhancement of teaching strategies. 

Academic Staff List

Carole Burrell

Charlotte Emmett

Kristina Swift

Michelle Robson

Jonathan Nash

John Bates

Christopher Mitford

William Ralston

Tony Storey

Tony Ward

Daniel Fenwick

Sara Lambert

Kayleigh Richardson

Siobhan Chadwick

Jane Murray

Leslie Hamilton - Cardiac Surgeon (retired) Assistant Coroner (Durham + Darlington)

Jon Maskill - Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist

Emma Louise Silburn - Associate Lecturer Northumbria University, Solicitor at David Gray Solicitors LLP specialising in crime and mental health.

Jane Hodson-Hamilton


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