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Charlotte Emmett

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

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Charlotte is an Associate Professor and Director of Learning and Teaching at Northumbria Law School. She joined Northumbria University after practising as a solicitor in London, Greece and Australia during the 1990s. In 1997 she left private practice to study a PGCE(HE) in law at the University of Wales, Cardiff before joining the Law School as a senior law lecturer. Charlotte has a specialist interest in mental health and mental capacity law and has taught and researched in this area for many years. Charlotte is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an LLM external examiner in mental health law at the London School of Economics.


Campus Address

Room 305, City Campus East 1

Key Publications

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  • OMDDAC Snapshot Report 1: Data-driven Public Policy, Allsopp, R., Bessant, C., Dawda, S., Emmett, C., Higgs, M., Janjeva, A., Li, G., Oswald, M., Sutton, S., Warner, M. 18 May 2021
  • OMDDAC Snapshot Report 2: Tech-driven approaches to Public Health, Dawda, S., Allsopp, R., Bessant, C., Emmett, C., Higgs, M., Janjeva, A., Oswald, M., Li, G., Sutton, S., Warner, M. 18 May 2021
  • OMDDAC Snapshot Report 3: Policing and Public Safety, Janjeva, A., Allsopp, R., Bessant, C., Dawda, S., Emmett, C., Higgs, M., Li, G., Oswald, M., Sutton, S., Warner, M. 18 May 2021
  • Dementia, Law and Ethics: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Other, Hughes, J., Beatty, A., Emmett, C. 21 Dec 2020
  • Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry: Chapter 52: Mental capacity and decision making, Emmett, C., Hughes, J. 26 Nov 2020, Oxford University Press, Oxford
  • Residence Capacity: its nature and assessment, Hughes, J., Poole, M., Louw, S., Greener, H., Emmett, C. 1 Sep 2020, Clinical Topics in Old Age Psychiatry, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
  • Best Interests, Emmett, C., Hughes, J. 27 Jun 2019, Mental Capacity Legislation, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
  • Dementia, Religion and Spirituality, Emmett, C. 11 Jun 2019, Dementia, Disability and Human Rights Conference
  • Mental Health Laws from all UK Jurisdictions, Emmett, C., Burrell, C. 10 Jul 2019, Clinical Topics in Old Age Psychiatry, Cambridge University Press
  • Resuscitation decisions at the end of life: medical views and the juridification of practice, Maccormick, F., Emmett, C., Paes, P., Hughes, J. 9 Mar 2018, In: Journal of Medical Ethics

PGR Supervision

Karena Hester Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 – Implications for stakeholders. Start Date: 06/05/2021


  • Law PGCHE June 30 1996
  • French Law PGDip June 30 1990
  • LLB (Hons) September 01 1989
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales

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