Mr Tom Smith

Job: Lecturer

School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Tom is a part-time Lecturer at Leicester De Montfort Law School, teaching on the postgraduate Medical Law & Ethics module; Issues Relating to the Termination of Life and supervising postgraduate law students.

With a wide range of research interests including; access to abortion, autonomy, Act -v- Omission at the end of life and Best Interests; the focus of Tom's research is in the law and ethics at the end of life, particularly in the application of sedation and withdrawal of nutrition & hydration at the end of life; the legal and ethical situation in terms of dying without pain, the link to autotomy and dignity and importantly, the intention of individuals and society.

Research interests/expertise

Medical Law & Ethics; Sedation at the end of life, dying without pain, withholding /withdrawal of nutrition & hydration and Act -v- Omission. Wider interests include the law concerning & access to abortion, autonomy & Best Interests.

Areas of teaching

Medical Law & Ethics


MA (Hons); MSc; PgCert; LLM

Courses taught

LLMP5282 Issues Relating to the Termination of Life

Professional licences and certificates


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