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Charlotte Emmett

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Charlotte is an Associate Professor of Law at Northumbria Law School and a qualified solicitor. She joined Northumbria University in 1997 after practising as a civil litigator in London, Greece and Australia. She obtained her teaching qualification (PGCE(HE) in law) at the University of Wales, Cardiff before joining the Law School as a senior law lecturer.

Charlotte's research interests are in mental health and mental capacity law. She was the founding editor of the Journal of Mental Health Law and developed the first postgraduate Masters programmes in mental health law in the Law School. She has trained a wide range of legal, health and social care professionals in mental health and mental capacity law for over 20 years.

Charlotte has taught across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Law School and was Director of Education between 2017 and 2021. She is an assessor on the Law Society's Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation scheme and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Charlotte Emmett

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Charlotte has researched and published in mental health and mental capacity law for over 20 years. Much of her socio-legal research is interdisciplinary and focuses on mental capacity and decision making under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) in dementia care.  Her research was presented to the Northern Ireland Assembly Ad Hoc Joint Committee considering the Mental Capacity Bill and informed the NICE Guideline [NG108] Mental Capacity and Decision Making. 

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  • Malingered Mental Health: Legal Review and Clinical Challenges in English and Welsh Law, Beazley, P., Emmett, C. 27 Apr 2022, In: International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law
  • Data-Driven Responses to COVID-19: Lessons Learned: OMDDAC Research Compendium, Allsopp, R., Bessant, C., Dawda, S., Ditcham, K., Emmett, C., Higgs, M., Janjeva, A., Li, G., Sutton, S., Warner, M., Oswald, M. 12 Oct 2021
  • Legal Issues in Life-Limiting Illness: Can Cross-Agency, Interprofessional Education Support Integration of Care?, Hawkins, C., Rothwell, C., Close, H., Emmett, C., Hesselgreaves, H. Dec 2021, In: Journal of law and medicine
  • OMDDAC Practitioner Guidelines, Allsopp, R., Bessant, C., Dawda, S., Ditcham, K., Emmett, C., Higgs, M., Janjeva, A., Li, G., Sutton, S., Warner, M., Oswald, M. 12 Oct 2021
  • 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
  • Mental Health Laws from all UK Jurisdictions, Burrell, C., Emmett, C. 1 Sep 2020, Clinical Topics in Old Age Psychiatry, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
  • Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry: Chapter 52: Mental capacity and decision making, Emmett, C., Hughes, J. 26 Nov 2020, Oxford University Press, Oxford

  • Laura Creighton Start Date: 06/09/2022
  • 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
  • Law LLB (Hons) September 01 1989
  • Law
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales


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