Dr Stephanie Switzer

Senior Lecturer

Law

Personal statement

Dr Stephanie Switzer is an academic at the Strathclyde Law School and has expertise in the fields of International Trade Law and Global Health Law. She works and practises in these fields and together with colleagues, has collaborated with international organisations such as the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Food and Agriculture Organisation on policy relevant research and consultancies. She was also recently invited to participate in a closed-door workshop organised by the World Health Organization on access and benefit sharing of pathogens. She is a founding member and co-director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance. She has held a large number of leadership roles while at Strathclyde and was Associate Dean Postgraduate (Taught) for the HaSS Faculty from 2015 until 2017. She is currently the Director of the Strathclyde Law School's postgraduate taught programmes and has advised other UK Universities on their postgraduate offerings. She also co-organised the XVI instalment of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law in 2018 and supervises doctoral projects in her fields of expertise. She was previously a Member of the Law Society of Scotland's Education and Training subcommittee and played a leading role in the development of Strathclyde's English Law programmes. 

Publications

The Right to Water for Food and Agriculture
Morgera E, Webster E, Hamley G, Sindico F, Robbie J, Switzer S, Berger T, Silva Sànchez PP, Lennan M, Martin-Nagle R, Tsioumani E, Moynihan R, Zydek A
FAO Legislative Studies FAO Legislative Studies, No. 113 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.4060/ca8248en
Biodiversity, pathogen sharing and international law
Switzer Stephanie, Morgera Elisa, Tsioumani Elsa, Burci Gian Luca
Environmental Health in International and EU Law (2019) (2019)
Ebola and the airplane - securing mobility through regime interactions and legal adaptation
Ó Cuinn Gearóid, Switzer Stephanie
Leiden Journal of International Law Vol 32, pp. 71-89 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0922156518000547
Devolution and post-Brexit trade agreements : towards a joint Trade Policy Committee?
Switzer Stephanie, McMahon Joseph A
Edinburgh Law Review (2019)
Exploring the role of law and governance in technology and innovation for sustainable development : insights from the 2018 IUCN academy of environmental law colloquium
Tsioumani Elsa, Sindico Francesco, Switzer Stephanie
(2019)
Brexit and the Trade Bill : The Civil Society Brexit Project
Switzer Stephanie
(2018)

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Teaching

Global Health Law, Law of the World Trade Organisation 

Research interests

Regime interactions; special and differential treatment; Law of the World Trade Organisation; Global health Law 

Professional activities

An Overview of the Trade Bill
Speaker
31/8/2018
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 16th Annual Colloquium
Organiser
7/2018
External Advisor - Validation event - LLM in International Commercial Law, Aston Law School (Event)
Advisor
1/7/2018
World Health Organisation, in collaboration with the UN Convention on Biodiversity, closed workshop on Facilitating access and benefit sharing (ABS) for pathogens to support public health.
Participant
6/2018
Current Issues in WTO dispute settlement
Speaker
19/4/2018
Law Society of Scotland's Trade Policy Working Group (External organisation)
Member
2018

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Projects

GCRF One Ocean Hub
Morgera, Elisa (Principal Investigator) Baum, Thomas (Co-investigator) Cathcart, Alison (Co-investigator) Clark, Bryan (Co-investigator) Da Lomba, Sylvie (Co-investigator) Heath, Mike (Co-investigator) Revie, Matthew (Co-investigator) Sindico, Francesco (Co-investigator) Switzer, Stephanie (Co-investigator) Vermeylen, Saskia (Co-investigator) Webster, Elaine (Co-investigator)
13-Jan-2019 - 12-Jan-2024
Nagoya Protocol Article 4(4)
Switzer, Stephanie (Co-investigator) Morgera, Elisa (Principal Investigator) Tsioumani, Elsa (Co-investigator)
Study on behalf of Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
01-Jan-2017 - 15-Jan-2018
Legislative Study on the Right to Water for Food and Agriculture
Switzer, Stephanie (Researcher) Morgera, Elisa (Principal Investigator) Vermeylen, Saskia (Co-investigator) Webster, Elaine (Co-investigator) Sindico, Francesco (Co-investigator)
Legislative Study on the Right to Water for Food and Agriculture - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
10-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018

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