Gemma Mitchell

Visiting Lecturer

Birmingham Law School

Contact details

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 8005

Fax +44 (0) 121 414 4585

Email glm141@bham.ac.uk

Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Title of thesis: Valuing Caring Relationships in Labour Law

Supervisors: Astrid Sanders and Professor Marie Fox

Qualifications

  • LLB in Law with European Legal Studies, University of East Anglia
  • LLM in Family Law, University College London

Biography

I graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2009 with a LLB in Law and European Legal Studies and went on to complete a LLM in Family Law, with a thesis on UK maternity and paternity rights. I then worked for a year in my hometown as a paralegal in a family law firm. In 2011, I came to Birmingham Law School as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant and PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr Astrid Sanders and Professor Marie Fox. My current research is focused on the reconciliation of caring and employment, with particular emphasis on how carers could be better accommodated within employment.

Teaching

  • Obligations A (LLB)
  • LSAS

Doctoral research

PhD title Valuing Caring Relationships in Labour Law
Supervisor Professor Marie Fox
Course Law PhD / PhD by Distance Learning / MPhil / MJur

Research

I research the reconciliation between employment and caring responsibilities. I focus particularly on how carers could be better accommodated within employment.

Publications

  • G. Mitchell 'Encouraging Fathers to Care: The Children and Families Act 2014 and Shared Parental Leave' (2015) 44 Industrial Law Journal 123
  • G. Mitchell 'A Right to Care? Unpaid Care Work in European Employment Law' (2014) 43 Industrial Law Journal 84

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