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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.


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Room 305, City Campus East 1


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

Key Publications

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  • Mental Health Laws from all UK Jurisdictions, Emmett, C., Burrell, C. 10 Jul 2019, Clinical Topics in Old Age Psychiatry, 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
  • Resuscitation decisions at the end of life, Maccormick, F., Emmett, C., Paes, P., Hughes, J. 9 Mar 2018, In: Journal of Medical Ethics
  • The Montgomery ruling, individual values and shared decision-making in psychiatry, Hughes, J., Crepaz-keay, D., Emmett, C., Fulford, K. 1 Mar 2018, In: BJ Psych Advances
  • 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
  • Care Home Placement and Human Rights, Emmett, C., Gration, J. 1 Jan 2016, In: British Journal of General Practice
  • Residence capacity: Its nature and assessment, Hughes, J., Poole, M., Louw, S., Greener, H., Emmett, C. 1 Sep 2015, In: BJ Psych Advances
  • Two important legal events that may radically shape the future delivery of dementia care in England and Wales, Jackman, L., Emmett, C. 14 Dec 2014, In: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Ethical dilemmas faced by people with dementia and their carers: vignette commentary, Emmett, C., Jackman, L. Dec 2014


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