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Visiting Professor, Health and Social Science, Bournemouth University

Sam is interested in sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Sam initially trained as a general practitioner. After a spell working as a Research Assistant at the Margaret Pyke Centre, London, Sam worked as a GP for 17 years. While a GP, he gained an MD from the University of London. He then moved into sexual and reproductive health. His main expertise is in contraception and abortion. Since 1995, he has been an expert witness to the civil courts, including the Court of Protection in relation to those with intellectual disability. In 2009 he gained an LLM (Medical Law) from the University of Northumbria. He is Fellow of both the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.

He has more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals (see ORCiD for a selection). These are on topics mainly related to contraception and abortion. In recent years, Sam has been studying non-consensual sterilisation. He has focused in on issues such as consent, including aspects such as voluntarism and coercion. In 2014, he edited 'Abortion Care' published by Cambridge University Press.

Sam has held office with the Royal Society of Medicine, FIAPAC and the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare. Since 2013, he has been a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bournemouth University.


  • 2013–2020
    Visiting professor, Bournemouth University
  • 2006–2013
    Associate Professor, Warwick Medical School