Samuel Walker was appointed Lecturer in Law at Bournemouth University in 2017, after completing his PhD at the University of Manchester, and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2018. Sam’s research interests focus on the legal regulation of the body and embodiment within the wider social context. This covers a wide range of circumstances from body modification, technology and the body, transgender identity, sexual autonomy and information about the body. Sam’s current research looks at producing a holistic view of embodiment across as various strands of regulation with a focus on how normative values produce particular forms of legal regulation. Sam is happy to supervise postgraduate research students in the areas of medical and health care law, legal theory and areas about and related to the body (e.g. body modification, transgender identity, LGBT+ embodiment).


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