Dr Joshua Warburton


I joined the University of Leeds in 2016 as Research Assistant to the Head of the Law School, having previously worked at the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.

I obtained my PhD in Law from the University of Manchester in 2017, and my thesis was broadly in the area of regulating digital content through optional legal systems.

I have presented papers both nationally and internationally, as well as having chaired legal discussions aimed at engaging the wider public.




  • Researcher for Head of the Law School
  • Lecturing
  • Seminar Instruction

Research interests

I research in the areas of Commercial Law, Consumer Law, Tort Law, Medical Law, Law and Ethics, Digital Law and Contract Law.

You can find an example of my work here: https://www.jipitec.eu/issues/jipitec-7-3-2016/4505

I also have a number of forthcoming articles such as:

Marie Fox, Michael Thomson and Joshua Warburton 'Exposing Harm: non-therapeutic genital cutting and harm’ (forthcoming)

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD Law
  • LLM Law
  • LLB (Hons) Law

Student education

Aside from providing legal research for the school and the wider community, I also lead seminars and take lectures.

I provide supervision to dissertation students, and pastoral support.

Additionally, I mark work for both formative and summative assessments.