Dr Chris Dietz

Dr Chris Dietz


I undertake socio-legal research which addresses the intersections of technology and health, embodiment, and justice. My published work has considered the regulation of gendered embodiment, with a focus on trans healthcare in Denmark. Previous reserch projects have included the first empirically based and theoretically informed investigation of the effectiveness of the ‘self-declaration model’ of legal gender recognition in Denmark, the first European state to adopt it. I have been invited to present my work at numerous conferences, and gave eveidence to Scottish Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee as part of their consultation into the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill. I have undertaken visiting fellowships at the Unit of Gender Studies, Linkoping University, the Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University and the Center for Gender Studies, University of Copenhagen. 


  • Programme Manager of the LLM in Law & Social Justice, School of Law, University of Leeds
  • Module Leader for LAW3129 Health Care Law

Research interests

I am currently using a Michael Beverley Innovation Fellowship to support my research into the practical and ethical consequences of the prescription of wearable fitness devices ('wearables') in public health care systems.

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  • PhD (University of Leeds)
  • MA (University of Leeds)
  • LLB (University of Leeds)

Professional memberships

  • Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • Nordic Transgender Studies Network
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Student education

I am the module leader for LAW3129 Health Care Law. I also teach on LAW2160 Employment Law, LAW3116 Gender and the Law, and LAW5406M Theories of Social Justice.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Law and Social Justice

Current postgraduate researchers

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