Jill is Professor of Mental Health and Capacity Law and Director of the Centre for Mental Health and Capacity Law at Edinburgh Napier University. Her areas of expertise are mental health and capacity law and related human rights. Formerly involved with the Scottish Government review of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act and an expert adviser to the Independent Review of Learning Disability and Autism in the Mental Health Act she is now a member of the Scottish Mental Health Law Review Executive Team and of the Law Society for Scotland’s Mental Health and Disability Sub-committee.

Her previous activity includes the Three Jurisdictions (UK capacity laws compatibility with Article 12 UNCRPD) and Employer Responses to Dementia in the Workplace projects, and the Scotland’s Mental Health and Capacity Law: the Case for Reform report (co-authored with Colin McKay (Mental Welfare Commission)). She is currently leading a project examining experiences of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.