Anniek de Ruijter

Anniek de Ruijter

  • Associate Professor in European and International health law, University of Amsterdam

Prof. Anniek De Ruijter’s research focuses on questions regarding constitutional safeguards for health-specific rights and values, particularly also in the context of EU and global regulatory interactions. In 2017 she received the Veni award of The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research for a four-year research project on improving the EU constitutional order for responding to human health disasters such as pandemics or bioterrorist attacks.

Now, Prof. de Ruijter holds a host of positions. She is the director and founder, with many others, of the Amsterdam Law Practice programme for Experiential Learning at the Faculty of Law. She is also Associate Professor of Health Law and Policy at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Director and initiator of the Law Centre for Health and Life. As well as being a Member of the Board of AIGHD, she is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Section on Public Health and Law of the European Public Health Association. Within the UvA she is a research fellow at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG) and an affiliated fellow of the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES). Anniek is also a member of the editorial board of the European Journal Risk Regulation with Cambridge University Press and on the Editorial Advisory Board of The LANCET Regional Europe. 

Previous to these roles, Prof. de Ruijter was a year-long Fulbright fellow to the United States, and in 2018, her PhD thesis, which explored a rights-based analysis of EU health law and policy, received “honourable mention for outstanding new academic work” from the Dutch Association for Health Law. It was published by Oxford University Press in 2019 as EU Health Law and Policy: The Expansion of EU Power in Public Health and Health Care.