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Dr Oliver Quick

Dr Oliver Quick

Dr Oliver Quick
LLB, PhD(Wales)

Reader in Law

Area of research

Reader in Law

Office 2.04
8-10 Berkeley Square,
Bristol, BS8 1HH
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+44 (0) 117 39 40095


Medical Law; Criminal Law; Criminal Justice; Professional Regulation; Risk and Trust


Oliver Quick obtained his LLB (Law and Politics) and his PhD from the University of Wales Cardiff. He was appointed as a Lecturer at Bristol in 2001 and as a Senior Lecturer in 2007.

He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Medical Law and Public Health Law, and has published numerous articles in these fields. He is co-author (with Nicola Lacey and Celia Wells) of Reconstructing Criminal Law (CUP, 2010). He has carried out empirical research projects investigating how prosecutors and experts negotiate law and process in the context of the controversial crime of 'medical manslaughter.'

Oliver has been a visiting scholar at the University of Western Australia (2006) and Boston University (2010). His monograph Regulating Patient Safety: the end of Professional Dominance was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.

Recent Publications


  • O. L. Quick, 'Patient safety and the problem and potential of law' June 2012 Journal of Professional Negligence. 28, 2, pp. 78-99
  • O. L. Quick & C. K. Wells 'Partial Reform of Partial Defences: Developments in England and Wales' (in press) 2012 Australia and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.

Recent publications

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