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Nell Munro

Assistant Professor in Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Dr Nell Munro graduated with an LLB with first class honours from Queen Mary, University of London in 2004. She received her MA in Socio-legal and Criminological Research Methods with distinction from the University of Nottingham in 2005. She was awarded a PhD by the University of Nottingham in 2008.

Nell has also worked as a mental health advocacy worker, a care worker in residential care for people with learning disabilities and as a helpline worker for the National Autistic Society all of which have played a part in shaping her current research interests.

Teaching Summary

I am the module convenor for Social Welfare and the Law and Mental Health Law and Policy. I also teach Law of the European Union and the Law of Trusts.

I am keen to supervise students interested in all aspects of mental health law, especially when coupled with interests in legal theory or conducting empirical research.

Research Summary

Nell's main research interests lie in the fields of mental health law and human rights. She is particularly interested in the ways in which people with mental health needs can be supported to make… read more

Selected Publications

Nell runs the School's Mental Health and Capacity Law Blog which can be viewed here: http://mentalhealthandcapacitylaw.wordpress.com/

Current Research

Nell's main research interests lie in the fields of mental health law and human rights. She is particularly interested in the ways in which people with mental health needs can be supported to make decisions about their lives and also in the reasons why people with mental health needs continue to be excluded from such decisions.

In addition, Nell is interested in legal theory and in particular using systems theory to generate insights into why the interests of law, psychiatry, social work and the state conflict when they attempt to control the lives of people with mental health needs.

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