Third UK and Ireland Mental Diversity Law Conference

The Third UK and Ireland Mental Diversity Law Conference will take place at the University of Nottingham on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July 2023, preceded on 5th July with a preconference for research students and early career researchers.   Registration will open in early March, but the call for papers is now open.

The following plenary sessions are shaping up with confirmed speakers in each plenary theme as follows:

Mental health law and the digital society

Confirmed speakers:

Dr Piers Gooding, University of Melbourne

Dr Stefan Rennick Egglestone, Institute for Mental Health, Nottingham

Healing houses: How can we ensure therapeutic settings beyond hospital are available to people experiencing acute mental distress?

Confirmed speakers:    

Dr Caroline Fox, School of the Built Environment, University of Nottingham

Pesach Lichtenstein, Soteria Israel

Why haven’t we transformed care yet?

Confirmed speakers:

Alexis Quinn, Reducing Restraint Network

Simone Aspis, Inclusion London

Professor Jill Stavert, Edinburgh Napier University


The network has secured funding from the Wellcome Trust for the third time to ensure at least 20 per cent of delegates and half of the plenary speakers will have lived experience.

An easy read document is attached for perusal.

Assistance will be available at the conference to support everyone attending to enjoy it equally.

Abstracts and details

For more details, and to submit an abstract, see here.

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