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GHLG Members & Expertise

In a multidisciplinary setting, the members of GHLG work on a variety of different topics related to international health law. Ranging from our key expertise in tobacco control and access to medicines and medicine regulation, to issues like reproductive health, vulnerability and migration, accountability, and climate change. See below an overview of the team including a brief overview of individual expertise areas and contact information.

Members GHLG

Faculty of Law

Prof. Brigit Toebes

Professor, Health Law in a Global Context

Meaghan Beyer, LLM

PhD Candidate, project Noncommunicable Diseases and Healthy Diets

Michelle Bruijn, LLM

PhD researcher and lecturer, project novel smoke-free policies

Veronika Flegar, LLM

PhD candidate, human rights policy officer

Marlies Hesselman, LLM

Lecturer and researcher, international law, climate, environment

David Patterson, LLM, MSc

PhD Candidate and legal consultant, project climate change

Natalie Schuck, LLM

PhD candidate, project mental health

Dr Katerina Tsampi

Assistant Professor and Post-doc researcher, project novel smoke-free policies

Dr Heleen Weyers

Assistant Professor Theory of law

Nicole Rusli, LLM

Student assistant, editor and researcher

Jamie Behrendt

Student-assistant, editor-in-chief GHLG Blog


Prof Jelle Stekelenburg

Professor Internal Aspects of Reproductive Health, in particular Safe Motherhood

Dr Regien Biesma

Global maternal and child health

Mr dr Jitse van Dijk

Associate Professor Public, Environmental & Occupational Health

Dr Machteld Hylkema

Associate Professor immunology

Faculty of Arts

Dr Nadine Voelkner

Assistant Professor, Global Politics of Health and Disease

Gloria Weber

Student-assistent summer school


Gema Ocana, LLM

PhD Student and Senior Advisor in EU research affairs

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