Dr Rees Johnson

Essex Law School
Dr Rees Johnson



I completed my PhD at the University of Manchester. My PhD, 'Situating Medical Power within the Modern (Legal) History of Assisted Death: 1936 – Present', examined the role of medical power and the way in which the preservation of medical power and authority has contextualised and re-contexualised legal developments in assisted death. My current areas of research focus on the racial and cultural contexts of assisted death reform. I am keen to hear from anyone interested in pursuing critical perspectives of medical law/medical ethics.


  • LLB Northumbria University,

  • LLM Newcastle University,

  • PhD University of Manchester,

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Land Law (LW102)

  • Public Law (LW103)

  • Career Development Learning Part 1 (LW111)

  • Equity and Trusts (LW202)

  • Medical Law (LW232)

  • Legal Research Skills (LW254)

  • Land Law (LW303)

  • Final Year Research Project (LW304)

+44 (0) 1206 872184


4SB.4.9, Colchester Campus

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