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Katharina Eva Ó Cathaoir

Katharina Eva Ó Cathaoir


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Katharina E Ó Cathaoir, PhD, LLM, BCL, specialises in health and human rights law, with a focus on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and children's rights. Katharina teaches Health and Human Rights law and supervises in sundhedsret/ health law (in English & dansk).

Katharina is currently employed as a postdoctoral researcher within the interdisciplinary project: Personalized Medicine in the Danish Welfare State (MeInWe). Her research explores the dominant legal and ethical principles surrounding the introduction of personalized medicine. She examines how strategies of personalizing diagnosis, treatment and prevention in Danish health reconfigure boundaries between public, private, national and international research, as well as between research and treatment. The research explores the interplay between the collective’s right to the highest attainable standard of health and the individual patient’s rights. The project is centred in law and ethics, and further informed by multidisciplinary perspectives, as well as data generated by the project.

Originally from Ireland, Katharina holds a PhD in law (University of Copenhagen, 2017), degree in law and the Irish language from University College Cork (2011) and an LL.M. in International and Comparative law (Trinity College Dublin, 2012). 

Katharina's PhD degree analysed the extent to which children have a right to freedom from obesogenic marketing, and the corresponding obligations on states, individuals and companies. Her research was part of the interdisciplinary project Governing Obesity

Undervisnings- og vejledningsområder

Health & Human Rights, Human Rights Law


Health law, International human rights law, child law

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