Public Health: Prevention in Practice
- 08:30 - 17:00
- Manchester Conference Centre
Amandine Garde is Professor of Law at the University of Liverpool in the UK. Her research interests lie in the fields of Trade, Consumer, Advertising, European Union and Public Health Law. In particular, she has developed an 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) is 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).
She is the author of numerous articles and policy reports on food marketing to children and NCD prevention, and she has developed training courses on the role of legal instruments in the prevention of NCDs for, among others, the WHO. She was a member of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Science and Evidence to the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity. She regularly advises a broad range of international organisations, NGOs and governments worldwide. She is the founder and director of the new Law and NCD Research Unit at the University of Liverpool.
Before moving to Liverpool, she lectured at King’s College London (where she obtained her PhD), at the Faculty of Law in Cambridge (where she was also a Fellow of Selwyn College), at the University of Exeter and at the University of Durham. She spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute in Florence in 2005-2006 and is also a qualified solicitor.