Jo Samanta

Jo Samanta

Clinical Research Assistant, Department of Rheumatology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK


Jo Samanta is Principal Lecturer at Leicester De Montfort Law School.  She has a wide range of research interests which include: end of life decision-making, regulation of the medical profession, and faith and ethnicity in health care law.  She is the lead author of Medical Law – Palgrave Law Masters.  This is a text that is rapidly gaining a prominent and key position amongst medical law textbooks at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  The book has attracted laudable commendations by reviewers in both legal and medical journals.

She has published widely in peer reviewed academic legal and health care journals.  Her publications reflect her on-going research across professional boundaries that have typically involved innovative empirical projects.  She is Chair of the Business and Law Faculty Human Research Ethics Committee and has been an invited speaker at many national conferences.

She teaches medical law and ethics to undergraduate and postgraduate students and has previously taught at Leicester University and the Nottingham Law School.  She has been a visiting lecturer to the Open University in Hong Kong.


Research Interest

disease patterns, rheumatoid arthritis, South Asians, systematic review.

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