Dr Douglas Morrison, Senior Lecturer

Dr Douglas Morrison

Senior Lecturer

Doug's first career was in acute healthcare care and later in the area of mental health. His interest in law arose from some psychiatrist's refusal to section, but recommendation that a common law duty existed on staff to prevent their leaving. Current interests are Mental Health and Medical law, regulation and policy, and more recently Legal Education.

Doug completed his PhD at the University of Leeds, the title of which was ' A Relational Approach to Consent in the context of posthumous organ and tissue retention.' Chapter Two of the PhD being published in the Medical Law review before his PhD completion.

Doug has given various conference papers around mental health alone or in collaboration as well as conferences regarding vulnerability theory and neoliberalism.

Doug is currently looking at the concept of integrity and parity of esteem within the context of healthcare.

Doug has successfully supervised a number of PhD students and currently has three students and a possible 4th. He has external examiner experience from Nottingham Trent University and Westminster University.


Current Teaching

  • Mental Health Law and Policy
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Tort Law
  • Research Methods

Research Interests

Doug has recently published on Neoliberalism and Vulnerability theory 2021 and has submitted an article for consideration in the journal or Public Integrity.

Dr Douglas Morrison, Senior Lecturer