Katharina Ó Cathaoir
Centre for Legal Studies in Welfare and Market
Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S, 5C Bygning 5C (Afsnit 3), Building: 5C-2-26
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).
Vaccine Passports in Denmark, Deutsche Welle
- 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