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Dr Douglas Morrison


Dr Douglas Morrison
Contact Details
Dr Douglas Morrison

Senior Lecturer

Leeds Law School

0113 81 26423 D.E.Morrison@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Douglas Morrison

Doug’s first career as a qualified nurse led to an interest in the law surrounding people being sectioned inappropriately under the mental health act. He now specialises in medical regulation and ethics, particularly concerning mental health.

Doug’s doctorate looked into the medical ethics, law and regulation surrounding the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital scandal where organs were removed from the bodies of dead children without their parents’ permission. He now teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students about medical law and ethics and mental health law and policy – as well as more general legal subjects including English legal systems.

Current Teaching

  • LLB:
    • Medical Law and Ethics
    • Mental Health Law and Policy
    • Research Methodology
    • Tort law
    • English Legal Systems
  • Postgraduate:
    • Medical Law and Ethics
    • Mental Health Law and Policy
    • Research Methodology
    • Tort law
    • English Legal Systems

Research Interests

Doug is currently researching the ‘parity of esteem’, which means that mental health should be valued as highly as physical health with equal access to the most effective care and treatment. This research will impact on future mental health patients who are struggling to access the treatment they need and will inform academic debate around the subject.

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