Rachel Forrester-Jones

Professor of Social Policy, University of Bath

My research interests scan the life course of people with learning disabilities and people with mental health issues, from early transitions to death and bereavement inclusive of supported employment, social and romantic relationships, quality of life and retirement. The primary focus of my research has been health and social care of vulnerable adults and advancing their social inclusion through social networks and social support. As a qualified Barrister, I am also interested in legal issues in relation to vulnerable groups.

Director of the Centre for Applied Social Policy, University of Bath
Chair of Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee, University of Bath
Departmental Research Ethics Officer, Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath
Honorary Professor, University of Kent
Senior Fellow of National Institute of Health Research School for Social Care
CBF Legal Panel Member
Fellow of Higher Education Academy

MA in Higher Education (with Distinction)
LLB (Hons), Bachelor of Laws
Bar Professional Training Course
PhD, Doctor fo Philosophy
BScEcon (Hons) American Studies and Sociology