Dr Craig Purshouse


I joined the School of Law at the University of Leeds in September 2018 from the University of Liverpool where I was a Lecturer in Law. I am a graduate of the University of Sheffield (LLB) and the University of Manchester (MA, PhD) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

My research interests are in torts, medical law and private law theory. My doctoral research was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and considered whether 'lost autonomy' should be recognised as a new form of actionable damage in negligence.

My publications have been cited by the UK Supreme Court, the High Court of England and Wales, the Court of Appeal of Singapore and the England and Wales and Scottish Law Commissions. 

In 2018 I joined the editorial board of the Medical Law Review.

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  • PhD, University of Manchester
  • MA in Healthcare Ethics and Law (with distinction), University of Manchester
  • LLB Law (1st class), University of Sheffield

Student education

I teach Torts and Health Care Law.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Law and Social Justice