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Personal Statement

Dr Stephanie Switzer is a recognised expert 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 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. Stephanie’s work is at the intersection of the law and policy of the World Trade Organisation, health law and regulatory governance. She is a founding member of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance and a Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde Law School in Glasgow, Scotland. 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 LLM in International Commercial Law and has advised other UK Universities on their postgraduate programmes. 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 is 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 2020

JARA Studentship - Iyan Offor

Switzer, S. & Cardesa-Salzmann, A.

Eurogroup for Animals


Project: Research - StudentshipResearch Studentship

Nagoya Protocol Article 4(4)

Switzer, S., Morgera, E. & Tsioumani, E.


Project: ResearchKnowledge Exchange

Research Output 2007 2018

Brexit and the Trade Bill: The Civil Society Brexit Project

Switzer, S., 1 Aug 2018, Edinburgh. 4 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
civil society

Ebola and the airplane - securing mobility through regime interactions and legal adaptation

Ó Cuinn, G. & Switzer, S., 13 Aug 2018, (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
international law


trade law
contract theory
trade policy
world trade

Activities 2011 2018

External Advisor - Validation event - LLM in International Commercial Law, Aston Law School (Event)

Switzer, S. (Advisor)
1 Jul 201831 Aug 2018

Activity: MembershipMembership of peer review panel or committee

An Overview of the Trade Bill

Switzer, S. (Speaker)
31 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk