Mental capacity law research opportunity at Birmingham Law School 

Acting as recruiter for the admirable Rosie Harding, I’m posting what looks like a really interesting opportunity for any budding mental capacity law researchers. 

Research Fellow, Birmingham Law School (Fixed Term, 12 months, Full Time)Closing Date: 7 December 2016.

Birmingham Law School is seeking to appoint a one-year fixed term Research Fellow in mental capacity law. The successful applicant contribute to an innovative socio-legal research project exploring everyday legally-relevant decision-making by people with intellectual disabilities. The post-holder will work with Professor Rosie Harding, and benefit from the lively and collegiate research environment in Birmingham Law School, and more widely at the University of Birmingham.

As a researcher in this role, you will:

• Contribute to developing and conducting new socio-legal research involving adults with intellectual disabilities;

• Co-author research publications from the project, and present findings at conferences and seminars;

• Contribute to public engagement and impact activities arising from project research findings.

The successful candidate will:

• Hold a first degree in law or cognate discipline and, normally, a higher degree relevant to research area (in, e.g., disability studies, mental capacity law, socio-legal studies) or equivalent qualifications;

• Have the ability to communicate complex information clearly;

• Be fluent in socio-legal, qualitative research methods and the ability to contribute to developing new methods.

Further details are available on ( Applications must be submitted through the University of Birmingham website (

Interested applicants are warmly invited to contact Professor Rosie Harding by email ( to discuss the role informally prior to submitting an application.

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