John Samson completed his PhD in the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge in 1982, under the supervision of Volker Heine. Following postdoctoral appointments in Cornell University and the Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung at Stuttgart, he came to Loughborough in 1986.
His research interests lie in condensed matter theory and quantum theory.
 R.P. Rundle, P.W. Mills, T. Tilma, J. H. Samson, M. J. Everitt: “Quantum Phase Space Measurement and Entanglement Validation Made Easy”, Phys Rev A., arXiv, 2017, in print.
 T. Tilma, M. J. Everitt, J. H. Samson, W. J. Munro, and K. Nemoto: “Wigner Functions for Arbitrary Quantum Systems”, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol.117, 180401, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.180401, arXiv, 2016.