Leicester Law School research news January 2017

Grants and awards from the British Academy, the Wellcome Trust and the Sentencing Council.

Of particular note this month is the award to Jose Miola, Tracey Elliott and colleagues from DMU by the Wellcome Trust to look at 'Real and perceived barriers to innovative medical treatment'. The team will explore what doctors feel are the barriers to responsible medical innovation. In turn this information will be examined to see whether such barriers actually exist, and to propose effective solutions.

Anna CarlineMandy Burton and Sally Kyd, along with Emma Palmer from the Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, have been awarded a contract with the Sentencing Council to carry out an evaluation of sentencing guidelines on robbery and sexual offences.

Rufat Babayev has been awarded a grant by the British Academy for a project entitled "EU migrants' rights and UK welfare reforms: Jobcentre plus practies"

Janet Ulph is currently part of a group led by the Arts Council and the Museums Association working to produce ethical guidelines relating to museum closure for museum staff and governing bodies. This work builds upon Janet's guidance to the museum sector on legal title to museum collections, which was supported by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellowship.

In January 2017 the Law School also welcomed Clark Hobson and Kate Gooch as new academic staff.

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