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Amandine Garde

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Amandine Garde is a Professor of Law at the University of Liverpool. Her research interests lie in the fields of Consumer, Trade, European Union and Public Health Law. She has developed a specific expertise in the legal aspects of obesity prevention and other non-communicable diseases (NCD) risk factors. Her book EU Law and Obesity Prevention (Kluwer Law International, 2010) was the first to offer a critical analysis of the EU’s Obesity Prevention Strategy, and she is co-editor (with Alberto Alemanno) of Regulating Lifestyle Risks: the EU, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and (with Joshua Curtis and Olivier De Schutter) of Ending Childhood Obesity: A Challenge at the Crossroads of International Economic and Human Rights Law (Elgar, 2020). She is Senior Editor of the European Journal of Risk Regulation, and Editor of Elgar’s Health and the Law series. She is also a qualified solicitor.

In 2015, Amandine Garde established the Law & NCD Research Unit, which regularly advises international organisations, NGOs, public health agencies and governments worldwide. In particular, she has worked closely with the World Health Organization; she has written numerous policy reports, including the 2018 Unicef report A Child Rights-Based Approach to Food Marketing: A Guide for Policy Makers; and she has developed several training courses on law, NCD prevention, childhood obesity, healthy diets and food marketing. The Law & NCD Unit is actively involved in the new UKPRP-funded PETRA network on Trade and Health. Amandine Garde is Scientific Advisor to the European Public Health Alliance. In January 2021, she was elected President of the new Public Health and Law Section of the European Public Health Association. She is also a commissioner of The Lancet-Chatham Commission on Improving Population Health post COVID 19 (2020-2022).

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