Gemma Mitchell


  • 1.08 Earlham Hall

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Personal profile


Dr Mitchell, an alumna of UEA Law School, returned as a member of staff in 2016 as a Lecturer in the Law of Trusts. She previously held positions at the University of Birmingham. 

Gemma holds a PhD in Law from the University of Birmingham. Before this, she completed an LLM at University College London in Child and Family Law. 

Key Research Interests

Gemma’s research focuses upon the reconciliation of paid work and caring responsibilities. Her PhD was entitled ‘Valuing Caring Relationships in UK Labour Law.’ This involved applying the substantive body of literature on caring theory to UK reconciliation legislation, including maternity, paternity and shared parental leave. 

Gemma would be open to supervising students who are broadly interested in the reconciliation of paid work and caring responsibilities, as well as gender inequality in the workplace and the home. 

Teaching Interests

Law of Trusts

English Legal Process

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

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