Mark Flear, is a Professor of Law and Socio-Legal Studies at Queen’s University Belfast, specializing in the intersection of public health, legal and regulatory decision-making, and new health technologies. His research focuses on citizen participation, epistemic injustice, and the health implications of legal and regulatory frameworks. With three influential books and over 37 articles and chapters, Flear's work extends to advising global organizations, contributing to policy proposals, and shaping discussions at EU and national levels. He's also an educator with almost 20 years of experience across multiple countries, emphasizing a blend of academic rigor and approachability in teaching EU Law, and Medical Law and Ethics. Flear's contributions align with UN Sustainable Development Goals, driving impactful change in global health equity and policy development.
Scott Burris, J.D. is Professor of Law and Public Health at Temple University, where he directs the Center for Public Health Law Research. His work focuses on how law influences public health, and what interventions can make laws and law enforcement practices healthier in their effects. He is the author of over 200 books, book chapters, articles and reports on issues including urban health, HIV/AIDS, research ethics, and the health effects of criminal law. He founded and directed the Public Health Law Research and Policies for Action programs for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and his work has been supported by organizations including the Open Society Institute, the National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the UK Department for International Development, and the CDC. He has served as a consultant to numerous U.S. and international organizations including WHO, UNODC and UNDP. He has been a visiting scholar at RegNet at the Australian National University, the Center for Health Law at the University of Neuchatel, the Department of Transboundary Legal Studies at the Royal University of Groningen, and the University of Amsterdam. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Cape Town Law School. He has been the recipient of the American Public Health Law Association Health Law Section Lifetime Achievement Award and the Jay Healey Health Law Teachers Award from the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics. He is a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the U.K. Faculty of Public Health (honorary). Professor Burris is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis (A.B.) and Yale Law School (J.D.).
Burris is the premier methodologist in the emerging field of legal epidemiology. With Alex Wagenaar, he is the editor of Public Health Law Research: Theory and Methods (Wiley 2013). His latest book, The New Public Health Law: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Practice and Advocacy, has just been published by Oxford University Press.
Samira Koullali's LLM research focuses on analyzing the role of legal measures in reducing Antimicrobial resistance (AMR). She is also a Legal counsel in Public health at the Centre for Infectious Disease Control at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).
Kaat Van Delm is a PhD researcher from KU Leuven, focusing on big data and health law, more specifically on 'real world data' and the EU legal framework. She obtained a Master's degree in Law from KU Leuven (cum laude, 2014), and an LL.M in European Legal Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges (cum laude, 2015). In 2019, she qualified as a lawyer at the Brussels bar. She worked in two international law firms, as well as at the European Commission as a Blue Book Trainee, before joining KU Leuven in May 2020. She receives funding from the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO). Kaat is a Visiting Fellow at the Law Centre for Health and Life from October to December 2022.
Majd Alshoufi obtained his Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from Damascus University (Syria), followed by a Masters's degree in Public Health from Debrecen University (Hungary). He is currently completing a Master of Health and Environment at Utrecht University. Majd's research interests concern the effect of EU policy on the availability of medicines in the EU's southern neighborhood, and the factors affecting medicine access in these countries. Majd is a Visiting Fellow at the Law Centre for Health and Life in August and September 2022.
Svitlana Hotsulyak obtained her PhD on a historical and legal study of the sanitary legislation of Ukraine at the end of XX and beginning of XXI centuries, from the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in Kharkiv, Ukraine. In her research, she examines the specificities of sanitation and epidemiological law from a theoretical and historical perspective. Svitlana is a Visiting Fellow at the Law Centre for Health and Life from April to August 2022.
Helena Nygren-Krug is a senior advisor at UNAIDS responsible for coordinating the work of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS. From 1999 to 2013, she led work on health and human rights at the World Health Organization. Prior to that, Nygren-Krug worked at the Carter Center as human rights consultant, Emory University Law School as an adjunct professor, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the Red Cross. She has authored numerous publications on the right to health and developed tools and training materials to operationalize human rights in the context of a variety of health challenges.