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Dr Stephanie Switzer is an academic at the Strathclyde Law School and has expertise in public international law, with a particular interest in global health law. She 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. 

Teaching Interests

Global Health Law, Law of the World Trade Organisation 

Academic / Professional qualifications

LLB (Hons), Queen's University Belfast

PhD, University College Dublin


Member of the Higher Education Academy

Research Interests

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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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