Job: Professor of Medical Law
Faculty: Business and Law
School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School
Research group(s): Medical Law
Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH
T: + 44 (0)116 2577182
Jo Samanta is Professor of Medical Law at Leicester De Montfort Law School. She has a wide range of research interests which include: end of life decision-making, regulation of the medical profession, and faith and ethnicity in health care law. She is the lead author of Medical Law – Palgrave Law Masters. This is a text that is rapidly gaining a prominent and key position amongst medical law textbooks at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The book has attracted laudable commendations by reviewers in both legal and medical journals.
She has published widely in peer reviewed academic legal and health care journals. Her publications reflect her on-going research across professional boundaries that have typically involved innovative empirical projects. She is Chair of the Business and Law Faculty Human Research Ethics Committee and has been an invited speaker at many national conferences.
She teaches medical law and ethics to undergraduate and postgraduate students and has previously taught at Leicester University and the Nottingham Law School. She has been a visiting lecturer to the Open University in Hong Kong.
Click here to see a full listing of Jo Samanta's publications and outputs.
End of life issues
Faith and medical law
Clinical decisions and incapacity
Medical Law & Ethics:
LLM Medical Law and Ethics: Termination of Life, Creation of Life
BA (Hons) Health Studies
LLM (Business Law)
Issues surrounding the termination of life
Issues surrounding the creation of life
Current member of the Midlands Healthcare Consortium
The Higher Education Academy
SLS (Representative for De Montfort University)
SRA: Non-practising solicitor
December 2008: ECRF to look at lawyers and healthcare professionals’ perceptions of proxy decision making by welfare attorneys. Culminated in a peer reviewed article Journal of Law and Society (2012) There’s Nothing New in Dying Now: Will Welfare Attorney Decision Making at End of Life Make a Real Difference? (pages 241–268). First published online: 8 MAY 2012
May 2008: Seedcorn funding applied for and granted.
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