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Cambridge Reproduction


My research uses a socio-legal approach to examine how people with intellectual disabilities are supported to make decisions about contraception. I am particularly interested in how such decisions are made in the ‘best interests’ of people considered to lack capacity under the Mental Capacity Act (England and Wales) 2005, and how this aligns with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. My broader academic interests include psychiatric ethics, mental health and capacity law, and gender studies.

I am part of the Cambridge Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Group ( and am supervised by Dr Isabel Clare (University of Cambridge) and Dr Jillian Craigie (King’s College London). My PhD is funded by Wellcome as part of the multidisciplinary initiative, Mental Health & Justice (