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Rachel Jenkins

Tutorials (Ptt)

Tutorials (Ptt) in the Durham Law School
PhD candidate in the Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences)


Rachel Jenkins is a third-year PhD candidate at Durham University, with a speciality in Medical Law and Ethics. Rachel graduated with an LLM and LLB from The University of Bristol and is now continuing her research into the law pertaining to eating disorders with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council at Durham University.

Her principal areas of research include mental health law, capacity and consent. She has worked as a Research Assistant on multiple publications and is published in The Practical Handbook of Eating Difficulties. Rachel Jenkins is also a part-time tutor for the Law School, teaching Medical Law on the LLB programme, with previous experience teaching Criminal Law.

Between April - July 2024, Rachel will be working as a Research Fellow for the Ministry of Justice as part of a UK Research and Innovation Internship. She is likely to be working on topics related to the promotion of health and wellbeing in prisons. 

Research Centres
  • Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences
  • Gender and Law at Durham (GLAD)
Research Interests
  • Medical Law
  • Medical Ethics
  • Capacity
  • Mental Health Law
  • Healthcare Research