LLB (Newcastle), PhD (Manchester)
Telephone: 0116 252 2288
José joined the University of Leicester in 1998, while completing his doctorate at the University of Manchester. His research interest is in medical law and ethics, and he has published widely in the field, including a book with Hart Publishing entitled Medical Ethics and Medical Law: A Symbiotic Relationship. José is Assistant Editor of the Medical Law Review, a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Clinical Ethics and the UK Clinical Ethics Network. One of his articles, “Bye Bye Bolam: A Medical Litigation Revolution”, was cited by the High Court of Australia in the case of Rosenberg v. Percival  HCA 18 and included in a collection of internationally influential essays (F. Miller, Rights and Resources (Dartmouth, Ashgate, 2003)). Another, “Expert Evidence: Difficulties and Solutions”, was cited on several occasions by the Law Commission in their 2011 report into the use of expert evidence. In 2007 he received a British Academy grant to undertake research in Australia and New Zealand, and to take up visiting scholar posts at the Universities of Melbourne and Otago. The resulting article ("On the Materiality of Risk: Paper Tigers and Panaceas") was been published by the Medical Law Review. He is currently writing a book with Cambridge University Press, and in 2012 has been a visiting scholar at the Ethox Centre, University of Oxford, and has been nominated to be a Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Hannover’s Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences. He is also the chair of the Midlands Medical Law Consortium, a body comprising medical lawers at various midlands universities set up to collaborate on research and funding projects.
Medical law and ethics.
- D. Gurnham and J. Miola, "Reproduction, Rights and the Welfare Interests of Children: The Times They Aren’t A-Changin’" (2012) King's Law Journal 29-50
- J. Coggon and J. Miola, "Autonomy, Liberty and Medical Decision Making" (2011) Cambridge Law Journal, 523-47
- J. Miola, "The Reasonable Woman and the Standard of Care" in E. Rackley and J. Richardson (Eds), Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law (London, Routledge, 2012) 126-44
- J. Hartshorne and J. Miola, " Expert Evidence: Difficulties and Solutions in Prosecutions for Infant Harm" (2010) 30(2) Legal Studies 279-300
- “On the Materiality of Risk – Paper Tigers and Panaceas” (2009) 17 Medical Law Review 76-108
- Medical Ethics and Medical Law: A Symbiotic Relationship (Oxford, Hart, 2007)
- “Medical Law and Medical Ethics: Complementary or Corrosive?” (2004) 6 Medical Law International 251-274
- “Bye Bye Bolam: A Medical Litigation Revolution?” (2000) 8 Med. L.Rev. 84-115 (with Margot Brazier)