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Dr John Rumbold


Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Nottingham Law School staff


Member of faculty, currently teaching Law in Action, medical law and ethics, land law, and equity and trusts. I also teach on the AI and Law module for the Master's degree.

Career overview

Dr Rumbold completed his doctoral thesis on the sleepwalking defence and expert evidence in 2015. Before being appointed as a lecturer in law at NTU, he was employed in projects related to law and ethics of research. He is an expert in the sleepwalking defence and has provided expert evidence on this issue.

Research areas

Dr Rumbold is particularly interested in forensic sleep disorders and mental condition defences, but is also conducting research into other areas of law such as the role of consent in serious harms.

External activity

He has published a monograph on the defence of automatism (Routledge). He is currently writing  a monograph on the limits of legitimate medical practice.

Press expertise

Forensic Sleep Disorders

Course(s) I teach on

  • Nurse writing notes
    Postgraduate taught | Full-time / Part-time | 2024

  • Law books and justice statue
    Postgraduate taught | Full-time / Part-time | 2024