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Project Title

The views and experiences of the Mental Health Tribunal Service in Scotland: A mixed methods research study


Research Focus:

Chronic Illness and Palliative Care

Funder & Dates

Nuffield Foundation, 2017-2020

Principal Investigator or Primary Supervisor (if PhD project)

Professor Jill Stavert, Centre for Mental Health and Capacity Law, Edinburgh Napier University

Co-Investigators or additional supervisors

Professor Michael Brown

Research Fellow(s) or PhD Student


Name & Institution of Collaborators

Mental Health Tribunal Service for Scotland

Name of External Partner Organisations


Description of Project:

Aim; Methods; Expected Outcomes


The aims of the study are to

(i) to investigate and analyse the profile of the referrals made to and the scope of the work undertaken by MHTS;

(ii) to investigate the views and experiences of patients, their Named Person, health and social  care practitioners and Tribunal members of the MHTS processes and the outcomes achieved and;

(iii) to investigate the extent to which MHTS gives effect to the Millan Principles and international human rights standards

(iv) make recommendations regarding Human rights, mental health legislation and application in Scotland and wider relevance internationally



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