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Meet our Fellows

Fellows
  • Anniek de Ruijter, Director

    Anniek de Ruijter LLM PhD is 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.

    Prof. dr. mr. A. (Anniek) de Ruijter

    Faculty of Law

    Gezondheidsrecht

  • 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

    Gezondheidsrecht

  • 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

    Gezondheidsrecht

  • 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

    Gezondheidsrecht

  • 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

    Gezondheidsrecht

  • Mahsa Shabani
    Dr. M. (Mahsa) Shabani PhD

    Faculty of Law

    Gezondheidsrecht

    Mahsa Shabani is Associate Professor in Health Privacy Law and Innovation. Prior to joining UvA, she was an assistant professor and co-director of Metamedica Center at Ghent University. Her research focus is on personal data protection, health privacy, data sharing, and data-driven biomedical research ethics, law and policy. She has extensively published her work in scientific journals with a broad readership in the fields of data protection, medical law, bioethics,  genomics and bioinformatics. Previously, she was visiting scholar at the Center of Genomics and Policy at McGill University, the Center for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) at University of Oxford, and the Columbia CEER at Columbia University Medical Center. Currently, she is a member of the Ethics advisory broad of various European Commission (EC) funded projects. She is also a selected member of the Scientific Committee of the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium, European Society of Human Genetics (member of the SPC) and The Joint Action for the European Health Data Space. She is currently (co-)PI of projects PROPHET ( Horizon Europe), Crowd-scourced genetic data for research purposes (FWO), fairness in secondary uses of health data (BOF), and Smart glasses in primary care (TETRA). 

  • 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.

  • Bastiaan Wallage

    Bastiaan Wallage PhD LLM is a Lecturer in Health Law at the Amsterdam Law School of the University of Amsterdam. He is 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. 

    Mr. dr. B. (Bastiaan) Wallage

    Faculty of Law

    Gezondheidsrecht

  • 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

    Gezondheidsrecht

  • 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

    Gezondheidsrecht

  • 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

    Gezondheidsrecht

  • Majd Alshoufi

    Majd Alshoufi is a junior researcher at the Law Centre for Health and Life. His research focuses on the EU's 'side effects' on medicines in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA).

    M. (Majd) Alshoufi

    Faculty of Law

    Gezondheidsrecht

  • Alec Cali

    Alec Cali is a postdoctoral researcher at the Amsterdam Law School at the University of Amsterdam. Their research focuses on the impact of government policy on public trust in vaccines.

  • James W. Hazel

    James W. Hazel, Ph.D., J.D., is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Law Centre for Health and Life at the Amsterdam Law School of the University of Amsterdam. His current research explores the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare decision-making, with a focus on implications for the patient-physician legal relationship. His previous work has explored the ethical, legal, and social implications of emerging technologies, including direct-to-consumer genetic testing, and the collection, use, and sharing of genetic and other sensitive health data for healthcare, research, and law enforcement purposes. He holds a law degree (J.D.) from Vanderbilt University Law School and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming, where his doctoral research focused on the mitotic spindle, the target of many chemotherapeutic cancer drugs. 

    Dr. J.W. (James) Hazel III PhD

    Faculty of Law

    Gezondheidsrecht

  • Laura De Vito

    Laura De Vito LLM works as Junior Lecturer in the Master in Health Law programme at the Amsterdam Law School. She specializes in legal end of life issues. Next to her job at the University of Amsterdam, she holds a position at the World Federation of Right to Die Societies.

    L.L.A. (Laura) De Vito

    Faculty of Law

    Gezondheidsrecht

  • Majd Alshoufi

    Majd Alshoufi is a junior researcher at the Law Centre for Health and Life. His research focuses on the EU's 'side effects' on medicines in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA).

    M. (Majd) Alshoufi

    Faculty of Law

    Gezondheidsrecht