Dr Sam Boyle

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Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law

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.

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