Dr Samuel Walker
- 01202 965665
- swalker at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Lecturer in Law
- Weymouth House W404, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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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).
- Walker, S., 2019. R v BM: Errors in the Judicial Interpretation of Body Modification. Journal of Criminal Law, 83 (4), XX.
- Walker, S., 2016. Cuts and Criminality. Body Alteration in Legal Discourse , written by Theodore Bennett. European journal of health law, 23 (3), 319-324.
- Walker, S., 2016. The Non-Identity Problem and the Ethics of Future People By David Boonin. International Journal of Law in Context, 12 (1), 98-101.
- Walker, S., 2014. Potential persons and the welfare of the (potential) child test. Medical Law International, 14 (3), 157-171.
- Walker, S.E.P., 2014. Applying the actual/potential person distinction to reproductive torts. Medical Law International, 14 (1), 3-21.
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- This event brings legal professional (barristers and solicitors) together with students do discuss the attributes employers look for in applications, provide information about employment and the sector and to provide an opportunity for students to network and speak directly to the legal profession. This givens student invaluable insight into employability while laying the foundation for strong relationships between Bournemouth University and the legal profession.
- Bodies and Embodiment: The Fifth Annual Conference of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, Realising A Post-Normative Legal System for a Postmodern Era., 30 May 2019, University of Birmingham
- Bodies and Embodiment, 30 May 2019, University of Birmingham
- UK IVR Annual Conference: Law, Rationality and the Market, Economic and Legal Rationality, 17 Nov 2017, University of Sheffield