- Research Fellow
With interdisciplinary training in health science and law, Katrina Perehudoff has devoted her academic work to finding regulatory pathways to address the lack of access to medicines for underserved communities globally. Her research agenda is inspired by the continuous transformation of law, regulation, governance, and market dynamics in global and European spheres, which impacts on (and is influenced by) domestic access to medicines for patients, and how these may be used as means to protect and promote health and human rights in transnational affairs. She generates new knowledge by exploring tensions between (legal) principles, values, and norms underlying common legal and policy responses related to health, and by applying empirical-legal methods to understand the health-related impacts of these interventions.
As a Senior Research Fellow and Co-Director of the new Law Centre for Health and Life at the University of Amsterdam, her research agenda forms a central component of the Law Centre’s work. She contributes a unique health law perspective as a Fellow of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health & Development (AIGHD), the Amsterdam Centre for European Law & Governance (ACELG), the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES), and the WHO Collaborating Centre on the Pharmaceutical Sector at the University of Toronto. She is also a researcher for Medicines Law and Policy and a deputy course coordinator for Global Health Policy & Law at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is a leader of WHO-commissioned research (here) and contributes to high-level policy debates (ex. OECD, IPPPR, The Left in the European Parliament) and media interviews (ex. Al Jazeera, Canadian Broadcasting Company, Deutsche Welle, Trouw). Further to this, she guest lectures in university courses and at global health centres of excellence (ITM/Belgium) and contributes to newspaper editorials and public talks (ex. 2018 Rotary Peacebuilding Summit), which have informed policy debates and reform.