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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. 

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 

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Projects 2017 2024

Research Output 2007 2019

Biodiversity, pathogen sharing and international law

Switzer, S., Morgera, E., Tsioumani, E. & Burci, G. L., 1 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) Environmental Health in International and EU Law: Current Challenges and Legal Responses. Negri, S. (ed.). London, p. 253-271 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

international law
risk assessment

Devolution and post-Brexit trade agreements: towards a joint Trade Policy Committee?

Switzer, S. & McMahon, J. A., 20 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Edinburgh Law Review. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
trade policy
Trade Policy



trade law
contract theory
trade policy
world trade

Activities 2011 2018

An Overview of the Trade Bill

Stephanie Switzer (Speaker)
31 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 16th Annual Colloquium

Stephanie Switzer (Organiser), Francesco Sindico (Organiser)
Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference