Mr Paul Marinaccio-Joseph

Senior Lecturer, Nursing

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Office - 701
Seventh Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus


Paul started his career as a student nurse in the NHS in 1990.   

His first role in the education sector saw him lead a team of specialist practitioners who integrated students with disabilities into further education. Following that, he took up a strategic post in the OD&T Department of one of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK as Leadership Development Manager.

He successfully attained a Batchelor of Laws, LLB (Hons) at University of London and a Master’ of Laws, LLM (Legal Aspects of Medical Practise) at Cardiff University.

As a result of his success within the NHS Paul was approached and given an opportunity to train as a Solicitor by a progressive firm of Solicitors. He qualified as a Solicitor and practiced in the areas of civil litigation, private and family law, medico legal matters and human rights. Paul has subsequently been called to the Bar as a Barrister.

Paul is a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Law and Ethics at Swansea University. His area interests include healthcare law, contentious law, bioethics, human rights, elderly client care, and end of life care.

Paul has published numerous articles in the field of patient autonomy and medico legal law.  He has presented internationally at the UNESCO 13th World Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law Conference in Jerusalem, Israel. Paul visited Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg South Africa where he was part of a project team that set up collaborative working aligned with the Steve Beko centre. This led to the creation of “The Centre for Life Ethics and Organ Donation” at Swansea University.

As part of his international experience Paul was a visiting academic at Texas Law School in 2019.

He was part of a Swansea University team that collaborated with the ASOMI Osteopathy Institute in Turin, Italy delivering the programme in Italy.

Paul is the departmental lead for the development of simulated learning ( SUSim).

Areas Of Expertise

  • Human rights in healthcare.
  • Consent Law.
  • Documentation and record keeping.
  • Mental capacity.
  • Deprivation of liberty law.
  • Law and the elderly patient.
  • Equality and diversity.
  • Death and elderly.