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Dr Phil Bielby

Research Interests

Mental health and well-being
Mental health and capacity law
Medical ethics and law
Moral, political and legal theory
Applied ethics

Post Nominals LLB; PCHE; PhD; FHEA
Biography Phil's first degree was in law and his postgraduate research was primarily concerned with bioethics. The University of Sheffield awarded him a PhD for this research in 2006. He subsequently published a monograph, Competence and Vulnerability in Biomedical Research, based on his doctoral work. Since then, Phil's research has been focused on questions of ethics, human rights and social justice in mental health theory, policy and law. This is also reflected in his teaching interests, as is his commitment to a socio-legal and critical approach to legal education.
Teaching and Learning Modules taught (in 2018-19):
Medicine, Ethics and the Law
Equality and Human Rights
Systems of Justice
Introduction to Law and its Study
Law in the Headlines


Law School
University of Hull
Cottingham Road