David Horton was appointed Lecturer in Law at the School of Law and Social Justice in August 2014. Prior to joining the School, David earned his LLB at the University of Sheffield (2003), MA at the University of Manchester (2004) and PhD at the University of Manchester (2014).
David researches regulatory systems in welfare state domains, such health care, social care and social security. His work places a specific focus on how regulatory systems perpetuate inequality. He also has a strong interest in regulatory theory and citizenship. Currently, David is conducting research on the UK’s Universal Credit programme and how it functions to feed the problems that it aims to solve. David’s research has been published in journals such as Medical Law Review and Regulation & Governance. He has also published a monograph titled Mental Health Homicide and Society: Understanding Health Care Governance (Hart Publishing, 2019). He is currently working on his second monograph in the area of regulation and citizenship.