Reader in Law
Kay teaches Mental Capacity and Mental Health Law, and Employment Law, on the LLM Programmes in the Law School. She also supervises a number of PhD students.
Kay is the Chair of the College Research Ethics Committee.
Kay has collaborated with members of the Institute of Psychiatry on a number of articles on mental health, disability and employment issues. Other research interests include research ethics and termination of employment contracts.
- Mental capacity law
- Employment – remedies for unlawful dismissal
- Employment – discrimination on grounds of HIV
- Causation in the law of negligence
- Trade union recognition
Kay is prepared to supervise any employment law, mental health law, or other medical law areas.
- Healthcare law
- Employment law
- Medical law, particularly mental health law
- Personal injury law
Kay is a member of the NHS Trent Research Ethics Committee.
Sponsors and collaborators
- collaborated with Michael Napier, former President of the Law Society, on recovering compensation for psychiatric injuries
- carried out a piece of research on equal pay for the Government of the North West Territories, Canada
- collaborated with others on a project on psychological debriefing for the British Psychological Society.