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Layla Wilkie-Buckley

Qualifications: LLB

Occupation: Doctoral student at St.Michael's College, Cardiff University

The title of the PhD is 'Spiritual Care and Public Policy'. It will explore both the legal and social policy frameworks in which chaplaincy care currently operates in NHS hospitals, and its aim is to develop an understanding of chaplaincy both from the perspective of chaplains, service users, and NHS officials, and to advise on where spiritual care may be headed in the future.


The legal regulation of chaplaincy in state institutions such as hospitals, prisons and the armed forces.
State funding of religious organisations
Human rights
Interaction between state law and the laws of religious bodies.



Last Updated: October 4, 2007