Research

Professional conduct of lawyers and medical practitioners, professional ethics, professional negligence and the application of law to higher education. Recent and ongoing projects include looking at crisis and change in the self-regulation of medical practitioners and solicitors, solicitors' negligence and the professional regulatory implications raised by expert witnesses in legal proceedings. Recent conference/seminar invitations have included: Anglo-US Higher Education Law Round Table at the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies; ESRC Public Services Programme  - Trust and the regulation of doctors; ESRC Seminar at Cass Centre for Professional Service Firms - The Challenge of Change in Professional Service Firms. I also have an interest in the development of the regulatory functions of new professional bodies.

I welcome applications from prospective PhD students who are interested in researching in any of my areas of research, for example: medical negligence; medical regulation; medical law; lawyers negligence, lawyers conduct; lawyers ethics; tort; professional negligence and liability; professional regulation.

Refereeing and Reviewing: I have been an invited referee/reviewer for a range of organisations and journals, including: Oxford University Press; Cambridge University Press; Pearson; Cavendish; Longman; Health Policy; International Journal of the Legal Profession; Journal of Health Organization and Management; Journal of Law and Society; Medical Law Review; Professional Negligence; Social Science & Medicine; ESRC; Higher Education (Springer); Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education.