Friday, 10 October 2014

Putting the 'Care' Back in Healthcare

Public Event at Keele University (sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy) on Monday, 27 October 2014. All are welcome!

Register here.

Event Details

This Public Forum on the theme 'Putting the 'Care' Back in Healthcare' will bring together a number of academics working in the field of healthcare ethics and law who will present their research on this theme. The public participants will have time to ask questions, discuss and challenge (themselves, the academics and the other members of the audience).

Lunch will be provided - please email the coordinator if you have special dietary requirements by 20 October.

All are welcome!

Event Programme

10.30: Registration
11.00: Opening Remarks
11.15: Clark Hobson - Equality and Empathy in the Context of Healthcare
12.00: Stephen W Smith - Dignity and Compassion in End-of-Life Care
12.45: Lunch
1.45: Participant Activity - What does care mean to you?
2.00: Kirsty Moreton - Care and the Pregnant Woman: C-Section cases
2.45: Fabienne Emmerich - Power, Care and Risk: Personal reflections of pregnancy and childbirth
3.30: Review
4.00: Close

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Law and Ethics

These studentships are open to applicants in relevant areas of applied and professional ethics. Please circulate to any students who may be interested.

Keele University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Law for 2015-2016
including full AHRC studentships

The School of Law within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Keele University, comprises world-class scholars and research clusters. In RAE 2008, 50% of work submitted by the School of Law was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. The School has particular research strength in Healthcare and Bioethics; International and European Law, Professions, Practice, and Legal Education; Private Law, Theory and Practice; and Social Justice and Human Rights Across these clusters, researchers draw on a range of socio-legal, critical, analytical-philosophical and doctrinal approaches.

The School brings together approximately 30 active researchers and 40 postgraduate research students in a vibrant, interdisciplinary environment. Our facilities include dedicated office suites and meeting rooms for postgraduate research students, transferable skills training, and funding to support research expenses and conference attendance.

Keele University is a member of the AHRC Northwest Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) with the University of Manchester, Lancaster University, RNCM, University of Liverpool, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Salford.  Full details of the consortium can be found here:

For 2015-2016, the Centre is offering a range of studentship opportunities. Applications are invited from high quality prospective doctoral students in all areas of legal scholarship in which we have appropriate supervisory expertise.

For further details of our specific research specialisms and the expertise of our supervisors please visit:

Our postgraduate funding opportunities for 2015-16 include:

    Fully funded AHRC studentships
    Full Studentships (fees at UK/EU rate and annual maintenance grant)
    Graduate Teaching Assistantships (fees at UK/EU rate and annual maintenance grant)
    Bursaries and Fee Waivers (fees/part fees at UK/EU rate)

A full studentship includes an annual tax-free stipend at RCUK rate plus tuition fee (£13, 863 and £3,996 for 2014/15).

The closing date for applications is Friday 23 January 2015.

Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their interests with the Law Postgraduate Research Director, Professor Alex Sharpe and/or prospective supervisors in advance of submitting their application. Please liaise with Helen Farrell for advice on the most appropriate contact point:; tel. +44 (0)1782 733641.

Full details and application procedures can be found on the website:

Monday, 6 October 2014

LCP coverage in Independent and Nursing Times

Dr Anthony Wrigley's analysis of the decision to abolish the Liverpool Care Pathway has been featured in the Independent newspaper.

This follows on from a short article by Dr Wrigley in the Nursing Times, which was followed up with an interview and editorial.