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Amandine Garde is Professor of Law at the University of Liverpool. She previously 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. Her research interests lie in the fields of EU Internal Market, Consumer, Advertising, Food and Public Health Law. In particular, she has developed an expertise on the legal aspects of obesity prevention and other risk factors for non-communicable diseases such as tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption. Her book EU Law and Obesity Prevention (Kluwer Law International, 2010) is the first to offer a critical analysis of the EU’s Obesity Prevention Strategy, and she is co-editor (with Alberto Alemanno) of Regulating Lifestyle Risks: the EU, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets(Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, December 2014). As one of the few legal experts on the prevention of non-communicable diseases, she has been invited to take part in a broad range of policy initiatives. Most notably, her work has attracted the attention of the World Health Organization, for whom she has co-authored reports on food marketing to children and has provided a series of training sessions on the role of legal instruments in the prevention of non-communicable diseases. She currently is a member of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Science and Evidence to the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity. She has also been involved in projects for the Directorate General of the European Commission for Health and Consumers, the UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, as well as the National Institute for Health Education and Promotion (INPES) and the National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) in France. She regularly lends her advice to a broad range of public health and consumer organizations worldwide, and she has contributed to several training initiatives intended to help the public health community maximize the opportunities that the law offers for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. Amandine Garde also spent a year as a postdoctoral Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence in 2005-2006 and is a qualified solicitor having trained at Simmons & Simmons in their London and Paris offices.
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