Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Law

Contact Details

Ms Amanda Keeling

School Academic Fellow in Disability Law

I completed my LLB at King’s College London in 2007 and went on to study an MA in Human Rights at University College London.  After my MA I worked for several third sector organisations and NGOs in the human rights field, before joining the Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Group as a research assistant.


I joined the school in September 2015 from the University of Nottingham, where I had been studying for my PhD. 

Research Interests

My broad research interest is in disability law and socio-legal studies, with a focus on empirical work.  My research explores the role of law in our society; how it shapes professional practice, how it is interpreted by non-lawyers, particularly social care and health practitioners, and the impact of this practice on disabled people.


  • LAW2620 Law & Society
  • LAW2680 Researching Law
  • LAW 5195M International Human Rights & Disabled People

Key Publications

Keeling, A., (2015) ‘Supported Decision-Making: The Rights of People with Dementia‘ Nursing Standard (forthcoming)

Welsh, Susan F, and Keeling, A., (2013) ‘The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’ in Mental Capacity Legislation: Principles and Practice, ed. Jacob R, Gunn, M., and Holland, A. (RCPsych Publications)

Redley, M., Maina, E., Keeling, A., Pattni, P.,(2012) 'The voting rights of adults with intellectual disabilities: reflections on the arguments, and situation in Kenya and England and Wales', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56(11) 1026-35.

Keeling, A., (2011) 'Legal Aspects', in Mental Health in Care Homes, ed. by Tom Dening and Alisoun Milne (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

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