Rachel Forrester-Jones

Rachel Forrester-Jones

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Accepting Doctoral Students

PhD projects

Social relationships/social networks and social support Learning disabilities Mental health Carers Identity Stigma Transitions Death and bereavement

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Research interests

My research interests scan the life course of people with learning disabilities and people with mental health issues, from early transitions to death and bereavement.  The primary focus of my research has been to further advance the social inclusion of vulnerable adults through social networks and social support. As a qualified Barrister, I am also interested in legal issues in relation to vulnerable groups. 

 

 

Other responsibilities

 

  • Director, School of Health Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Academic Reviewer for NIHR SSCR & RfPB grant applications
  • Editorial Board Member of several National and International Journals

 

Teaching interests

  • Social Policy
  • Research Ethics 
  • Disability (including Learning Disability)
  • Stigma
  • Quality of Life

Education/Academic qualification

MA in Higher Education (with Distinction)

LLB (Hons), Bachelor of Laws

Bar Professional Training Course

PhD, Doctor of Philosophy

BScEcon (Hons) American Studies & Sociology

External positions

Honorary Professor, University of Kent

Senior Fellow of National Institute of Health Research School for Social Care

CBF/MENCAP Legal Panal member

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

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