This Health Law research cluster brings together academics from across the University.

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. We work on a number of health-focused topics, including mental capacity and disability, sexual and reproductive health, and legal and social determinants of health.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, members of the Health Law cluster, alongside colleagues from other clusters, are currently exploring, among other topics, triage ethics, implications for the right to health, the protection of most vulnerable groups in a care-based society, and positive human rights obligations of private health providers.

We are also pursuing opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within the University's Health and Medical Humanities research network beyond the Essex Law School.

Related courses

Essex is proud of its interdisciplinary approach to teaching, so if your interests span various topics, you can also find a number of exciting joint honours degrees alongside our excellent single honours degrees.

To find the right course for you, explore our subject areas and learn more about the degrees and modules that Essex has to offer. If you're not sure which subject is right for you, you can always search for a course. If you're looking for research opportunities, or to find a supervisor, you can use our research finder by searching for your research interests.


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Julie Hannah Cluster Coordinator
Essex Law School