Katharina Ó Cathaoir
Centre for Legal Studies in Welfare and Market
Karen Blixens Plads 16, 5C Bygning 5C (Afsnit 3), Building: 5C-2-26
2300 København S
Katharina Ó Cathaoir, PhD, is Associate Professor in Law, specialising in the interplay between health law and human rights. She is a Pro Futura Scientia Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study.
Research interests: Danish & global health law, big data & personalised medicine (esp. data gap, gender bias, EU law, non-discrimination, informed consent), prevention and treatment of non-communicable disease, rights of children, rights of older persons.
2021- DOCURA: Danish nursing home: between care, treament and digital documentation - project with Nete Schwennesen and Mette Birkedal Bruun funded with seed money from the new Copenhagen Centre for Public Policy
2020-2021: PI of project mapping legal responses to COVID-19 funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. Focus on human rights, Denmark, Ireland, Northern Ireland
Since 2017, researcher in the interdisciplinary project: Personalized Medicine in the Danish Welfare State (MeInWe, led by Prof Mette Nordahl Svendsen). Focus on informed consent, solidarity, children's rights
Since 2018: researcher in EU STANDS4PM. Focus on data sharing, GDPR, data access under Danish/ Nordic health law
Since 2019: researcher in PM Heart
2014-2017: PhD researcher in Governing Obesity - analysed the extent to which children have a right to freedom from obesogenic food marketing, and the corresponding obligations on states, individuals and companies.
Katharina holds a PhD in law (University of Copenhagen, 2017), LL.M. in International and Comparative law (Trinity College Dublin, 2012) and BCL in Law and Irish from University College Cork (2011).
- Ó Cathaoir, K, Gunnarsdóttir, HD & Hartlev, M 2021, 'The journey of research data: Accessing nordic health data for the purposes of developing an algorithm', Medical Law International. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F09685332211046179
Ó Cathaoir, K, Gunnarsdóttir, HD, Aasen, H, Kimmel, K-M, Lohiniva-Kerkelä, M, Rognlien, IG & Vahlne Westerhäll, L 2021, 'Older Persons and the Right to Health in the Nordics during COVID-19', European Journal of Health Law, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 417-444.
Ó Cathaoir, K. (2021). The invisible child of personalized medicine. Journal of Law and the Biosciences , 8(2). https://doi.org/10.1093/jlb/lsab029
Mourby, M., Ó Cathaoir, K., & Collin, C. B. (2021). Transparency of machine-learning in healthcare: The GDPR & European health law. Computer Law & Security Review, 43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clsr.2021.105611
Ó Cathaoir, K. E. (2018). Children’s Right to Freedom From Obesity: Responsibilities of the Food Industry. Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 36(2), 109-131. https://doi.org/10.1080/18918131.2018.1505090
Ó Cathaoir, KE 2016, 'Childhood Obesity and the Right to Health', Health and Human Rights, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 249-262.
Katharina is course responsible and lecturer in Health and Human Rights (LLM/ KA fag).
She teaches and supervises in Sundhedsret (Danish Health Law) as well as Individets Grundlæggende Rettigheder (Human Rights)
Fields of interest
Health law, International human rights law, child law