Amandine Garde is Professor of Law at the University of Liverpool in the UK. She has developed an expertise in the legal aspects of obesity and other non-communicable diseases (NCD) risk factors and has published extensively in this field. She is Senior Editor of the European Journal of Risk Regulation and Editor of Elgar’s new series Health and the Law.
She is the founder and director of the Law & NCD Research Unit at the University of Liverpool, which regularly advises international organisations, NGOs, public health agencies and governments worldwide on the role that legal instruments can play in promoting health and preventing NCDs. She was a member of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Science and Evidence to the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity.
Before moving to Liverpool in 2013, she lectured at King's College London (where she obtained her PhD), at the Faculty of Law in Cambridge (where she was also a Fellow of Selwyn College), at the University of Exeter and at the University of Durham. She spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute in Florence in 2005-2006 and is also a qualified solicitor.