Her academic work focuses on human rights, disability, capacity, and intimate and caring relationships. She is a passionate advocate of the difference that a human rights approach can make to disabled people’s everyday lives.

A particular focus of Rosie’s research is exploring how law shapes and changes people’s everyday lives, and what this means for social justice, especially where people experience discrimination and equality in their lives. She is committed to helping to realise the transformative potential of the human rights set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

As a legal academic, Rosie has published widely on issues relating to disability human rights, and her research has been supported by grant funding from the AHRC, ESRC, British Academy and Leverhulme Trust. You can find out more about Rosie’s academic work on her university web profile (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/law/harding-rosie.aspx).