Personal details

Dr Sam Boyle
Faculty of Law,
Law School
Discipline *
+61 7 3138 2279
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PhD (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Member – Australian Centre for Health Law Research
  • Member –¬†Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law

ACHLR, Mental Health Law, Property Law, Environmental Law

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


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/mental health law.

Sam is particularly interested the following research area:

  • how the law determines legal capacity, especially in the context of mental illness
  • the authorisation of involuntary treatment for mental illness

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.

This information has been contributed by Dr Sam Boyle.


Units currently taught:

LLB204 Commercial and Personal Property Law

LLB301 Real Property Law

LLH471 Health Law and Practice

LLH473 Independent Research Project

LWN164 Health Care Law and Ethics


This information has been contributed by Dr Sam Boyle.


  • Admitted (not currently practising) as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law)
This information has been contributed by Dr Sam Boyle.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.