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Professor Richard Collier FAcSS of Newcastle University, and a member of the Legal Professions Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce, has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship for 2017-18 to conduct a research project entitled Wellbeing, Law and Society: Politics, Policy and Practice - A Socio-Legal Study. The research project commenced in November 2017 and will run until November 2018.
“The research seeks to bring to the increasingly politically resonant debates around wellbeing in society a richer and more nuanced understanding of law and legal regulation,” explains Prof Collier, “and, more specifically, to interrogate recent developments around wellbeing at the interface of the discipline of law, legal professional practice and legal education and training.”
The study will be utilising a range of research methods, and seeks to produce benefits for a wide and diverse range of research users including, but not confined to, the public, policy makers, legal professions and related professional bodies, charities, government and wider academy.
Prof Collier delivered a presentation 'What do we Know about Mental Health in the Legal Community?' at the LawCare 20th Anniversary conference Making Mental Health Matter in October 2017, and his research profile can be found at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/nuls/staff/profile/richardcollier.html#research