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Carole Burrell

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Carole was admitted as a Solicitor in 1997 and worked in private practice specialising in mental health and mental capacity law. She has considerable experience of representing clients in proceedings before the First-Tier Tribunal (Mental Health) and in the Court of Protection.  Carole joined the Law School in 2014 and since then has taught and researched in the areas of mental health and mental capacity law and practice.  

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  • Extending section 12 approval under the Mental Health Act to professions other than medicine, Taylor, J., Burrell, C. 11 Mar 2024, In: BJPsych Bulletin
  • England and Wales draft Mental Health Bill: Implications for people with intellectual disabilities, Taylor, J., Burrell, C. 1 Mar 2023, In: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
  • Implications for mental health workforce strategy, professional training and supervision of more widespread adoption of the multi-professional Responsible Clinician role: Results of a qualitative inquiry, Oates, J., Burrell, C., Ebrahim, S., Taylor, J., Veitch, P., Brandon, T. 1 May 2021, In: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
  • Mental Health Laws from all UK Jurisdictions, Burrell, C., Emmett, C. 1 Sep 2020, Clinical Topics in Old Age Psychiatry, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
  • Responsibility as professional leadership and decision making: Interviews with non-medical Responsible Clinicians, Oates, J., Burrell, C., Ebrahim, S., Taylor, J., Veitch, P., Brandon, T. 1 Jul 2020, In: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
  • Children in the First-Tier Tribunal (Mental Health): Is it ‘Child-Friendly Justice’?, Burrell, C. 24 Jul 2019, XXXVIth International Congress on Law and Mental Health
  • Non-medical approved clinicians: Results of a first national survey in England and Wales, Oates, J., Brandon, T., Burrell, C., Ebrahim, S., Taylor, J., Veitch, P. Sep 2018, In: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
  • Streamlining the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health). Will it promote justice, fairness and patient rights?, Burrell, C. 23 Nov 2018, 38th Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law Annual Congress
  • Mental Health Tribunals, Burrell, C. 22 Aug 2017, Forensic Psychiatry, Florida, Taylor & Francis
  • The Rights and Wrongs of Article 5 in Dementia and End of Life Care, Emmett, C., Burrell, C. 12 Jul 2017, XXXVth International Congress of Law and Mental Health

  • Law MA June 30 1994
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016
  • Solicitor Law Society 2014


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