PhD (University of Queensland)
Dr Sam Boyle is a lecturer in the School of Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He teaches and researches in the areas of medical law and mental health law.
Sam is particularly interested the following research area:
- how the law determines legal capacity,
- involuntary treatment for mental illness, and
- consent for medical treatment.
He also teaches and has published in the area of property law.
Sam’s PhD was on capacity to refuse medical treatment in the case of Anorexia Nervosa.
Sam has previously lectured at the University of Queensland, and the University of Kent, Canterbury UK. He is admitted as a solicitor in Queensland, and previously worked at LawRight (formerly QPILCH), a community legal centre.
- Boyle S, (2020) Is the wisdom of a person's decision relevant to their capacity to make that decision?, Monash University Law Review p39-57
- Boyle S, Walsh T, (2020) Procedural fairness in mental health review tribunals: The views of patient advocates, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law p1-22
- Boyle S, (2019) How should the law determine capacity to refuse treatment for anorexia?, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry p250-259
- Boyle S, (2018) Determining capacity: How beneficence can operate in an autonomy-focused legal regime, The Elder Law Journal p35-63
- Boyle S, (2018) Medical evidence of capacity in a legal setting: To what extent do courts and tribunals make their own decisions?, Journal of Law and Medicine p572-592
- Boyle S, (2015) Fraud against the registrar: Why the 'De Jager line' of authority is incorrect, and how unfairness in the Torrens system caused it to arise, Australian Property Law Journal p305-326
- Boyle S, (2014) The case for regulation of agricultural water pollution, Environmental Law Review p4-20