2020 applicants
Research Project

Essex Autonomy Project

About us

The Essex Autonomy Project is a research and knowledge-exchange initiative funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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.

Learn more about how our research team and partners are supporting policymakers and practitioners in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also explore our current research.

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.

Project website
Colchester Campus
Essex Explores: The Ethics of Triage: Philosophy in the Time of COVID-19

Watch Professor Wayne Martin's lecture on 'The Ethics of Triage: Philosophy in the Time of COVID-19'. Professor Wayne Martin is the Director of the Essex Autonomy Project and Professor in the School of Philosophy and Art History.

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Dr Emily Fitton Project Manager