Dr Stephanie Switzer

Senior Lecturer


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 practices in these fields and together with colleagues, has collaborated with a number of organisations such as the Scottish Government, the European Commission, the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Food and Agriculture Organisation on policy relevant research and consultancies. 

Stephanie is a co-investigator in the UKRI funded One Ocean Hub and is also a founding member of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance. 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.

Stephanie 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 and until recently, was Director of postgraduate taught programmes at the Law School. She has also advised other UK Universities on their postgraduate offerings. She is currently the Director of Student Welfare within the Strathclyde Law School.

Stephanie is interested in curriculum development and was previously a Member of the Law Society of Scotland's Education and Training subcommittee. She also played a leading role in the development of Strathclyde's English Law programmes. 


Equity in the pandemic treaty : access and benefit-sharing as a policy device or a rhetorical device?
Hampton Abbie-Rose, Eccleston-Turner Mark, Rourke Michelle, Switzer Stephanie
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics (2023)
Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
Lennan Mitchell, Switzer Stephanie
The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law Vol 38, pp. 161–177 (2023)
Private sector access to public sector personal data : exploring data value and benefit sharing
Berti Suman Anna, Switzer Stephanie
Exploring public sector personal data benefit sharing
Berti-Suman Anna, Switzer Stephanie
Casting the net wider? The transformative potential of integrating human rights into the implementation of the WTO Agreement on fisheries subsidies
Switzer Stephanie, Morgera Elisa, Webster Elaine
Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law Vol 31, pp. 360-373 (2022)
The WTO's agreement on Fisheries Subsidies : it's good but it's not quite right
Switzer Stephanie, Lennan Mitchell

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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

Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference session on Path dependency and the failure of International environmental law
Pandemic Treaty workshop
An Overview of the Trade Bill
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 16th Annual Colloquium
External Advisor - Validation event - LLM in International Commercial Law, Aston Law School (Event)
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.

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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) Laverick, Jack (Researcher)
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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