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Meet our Fellows

The Centre is led by Director Anniek de Ruijter and Co-Directors Johan Legemaate and Katrina Perehudoff. Together they form the Centre's governing board.

Members

Anniek de Ruijter, Director

Anniek de Ruijter LLM PhD is Associate Professor of Health Law and Policy at the Amsterdam Law School of the University of Amsterdam. She is the Director of the Law Center for Health and Life, Director of the Amsterdam Law Practice, Member of the Board of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and Coordinator of the International & European Health Law course in UvA’s Master in Health Law programme. Anniek researches the intersection of law and human health, focusing on the roles of digitalisation, globalisation, Europeanisation, and the environment.

Dr. mr. A. (Anniek) de Ruijter

Faculty of Law

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Johan Legemaate, Co-Director

Johan Legemaate PhD is Professor of Health Law at the Faculty of Medicine and the Amsterdam Law School of the University of Amsterdam. He is also a judge in the Central Medical Disciplinary Board and in the Criminal Court of Appeals in Den Bosch. Previously, Johan was a Member of the Dutch Health Council and the President of the Dutch Association for Health Law. He is the Programme Coordinator of UvA’s Master in Health Law. His research focuses on the legal position of patients, the regulation of the quality of care and end of life issues. He is a leading expert on the area of evaluation of legislation.

Prof. J. (Johan) Legemaate

Faculty of Law

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Katrina Perehudoff, Co-Director

Katrina Perehudoff MSc LLM PhD is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Global and European Health at the Law Center for Health and Life at the University of Amsterdam. Her research examines the tensions between legal norms impacting on pharmaceuticals, and the effect of law and policy on access to medicines. 

Dr. S.K. (Katrina) Perehudoff

Faculty of Law

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Saar Hoek

Saar Hoek is a PhD Candidate at the Law Centre for Health & Life at the Amsterdam Law School of the University of Amsterdam. Her research examines the he impact of the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) on the professional autonomy of the physician.

Mr. S.M. (Saar) Hoek MSc LLM

Faculty of Law

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Hannah van Kolfschooten

Hannah van Kolfschooten LLM is a PhD Candidate at the Law Center for Health and Life at the Amsterdam Law School of the University of Amsterdam. She is a Lecturer in UvA’s Master in Health Law programme. Her research examines EU regulation of algorithmic decision-making in public health and health care and focuses on safeguarding patients' rights. 

Mr. H.B. (Hannah) van Kolfschooten LLM

Faculty of Law

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Wouter Koelewijn

Wouter Koelewijn LLM PhD is a Lecturer in Health Law at the Amsterdam Law School of the University of Amsterdam. He is also an attorney and partner at the firm Van Benthem & Keulen where he specialises in administrative law and the regulation of healthcare. Wouter is also a supervisor at a large maternity organisation.

Mr. dr. W.I. (Wouter) Koelewijn

Pramiti Parwani

Pramiti Parwani LLM is a PhD Candidate at the Law Centre for Health and Life at the Amsterdam Law School of the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on identifying obstacles to equitable access to vaccines, in  particular examining how power asymmetries between different nations play into the question of access to vaccines.

P. (Pramiti) Parwani

Faculty of Law

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Merel Spaander

Merel Spaander MSc LLM is trained as a neuroscientist and a health lawyer. She is a Lecturer in UvA’s Master in Health Law programme of the Amsterdam Law School of the University of Amsterdam. 

M.M. (Merel) Spaander MSc LLM

Faculty of Law

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Bastiaan Wallage

Bastiaan Wallage LLM is a Lecturer in Health Law at the Amsterdam Law School of the University of Amsterdam. He is also a PhD candidate at Leiden University and an attorney at the firm Van Benthem & Keulen where he specialises in healthcare regulation, supervision and enforcement. Bastiaan is also a member of a dispute committee of the Association for Dutch Municipalities and is supervisor of a healthcare provider active in the mental health field. 

Rolinka Wijne

Rolinka Wijne PhD is a Lecturer in Liability and Law Enforcement in Healthcare at the Amsterdam Law School of the University of Amsterdam. She is chair of the Medical Disciplinary Board for Obstetrics and Member of the Regional College for Medical Disciplinary Law, and owner of Wijne Health Law. She is also a legal member of the LZA / LP committee and employed by the scientific bureau of Holla advocaten (liability, insurance and health section).

Mr. dr. R.P. (Rolinka) Wijne

Faculty of Law

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Alexandros Kyriakidis

Alexandros Kyriakidis MSc MPhil PhD is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Law Centre for Health and Life at the Amsterdam Law School of the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on European and global policy responses to pathogens, focusing especially on COVID-19 and its variants in the context of the Horizon 2020-funded project "Ending COVID-19 Varients of Concern Through Cohort Studies" (END-VOC).

Dr. A.A. (Alexandros) Kyriakidis

Faculty of Law

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Corrette Ploem

Corrette Ploem Phd is a Professor of Law, Healthcare Technology and Medicine at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam on special appointment. She is working as a teacher and researcher in the broader field of health law at the Amsterdam UMC. She is a member of various committees and advisory bodies, such as the National Committee on Research involving Human Subjects and the Health Council. Further, she is the editor in chief of the Dutch Journal of Health Law. Her research focuses on the legal aspects of introducing new technologies in healthcare, research and screening, such as digitalization, artificial intelligence, DNA- and reproductive technologies.

Prof. mr. M.C. (Corrette) Ploem

Faculty of Law

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