The project aims to clarify the ideal of self-determination in history, theory and practice, both for its own sake and to guide public policymakers and frontline professionals in dealing with the complex issues surrounding mental competence, and the capacity of vulnerable individuals to make decisions for themselves.
Members of the Essex Autonomy Project also provide consultancy and training services for health and social care practitioners and have worked with local authorities, NHS trusts and third-sector groups across the UK.
DirectorEssex Autonomy Project, University of Essex
Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History
StephensWeb Editing and Digital Media, University of Essex
ProfessorSchool of Law, University of Essex
Director, Essex Transitional Justice Network
LecturerSchool of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex