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Elizabeth Speakman

BA MA MSc FHEA Solicitor (non practicing)

Distance Learning Tutor

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Elizabeth's background and interests are at the intersection of law, public health and ethics.  She is a UK qualified solicitor and worked for many years in legal practice in London, specialising in clinical negligence litigation.  She has MA Medical Ethics & Law from King's College, University of London and MSc Public Health from LSHTM.

She worked as a Consultant at WHO Geneva and since 2012 has been a DL Tutor on GHM104 Issues in Global Health Policy and GHM300 Project Report.  In recent years her research has focused on legal and ethical aspects of control of infectious diseases.  During 2015-2017 she was a Research Fellow working with Professor Richard Coker on PANDEM, an EU funded project looking at pandemic preparedness in Europe. This was followed by a research project on the impact of Brexit on UK health law.

She is currently involved in research funded by the Scottish government on Hepatitis C treatment pathways.

Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Teaching

Teaching and development roles:

2012 to present: Tutor on GHM104: Issues in Global Health Policy; 

2015 to present: GHM300 Project supervisor;

2013-16: Deputy Module Organiser for GHM104. Wrote and led review webinars three times a year;

2016-17: Development Coordinator for a new online module: GHM204 Public Health Law in a Global Context.

 

Research

Research interests and commitments include:

The impact of Brexit on UK health law;

Pandemic preparedness in Europe, specifically governance and ethical aspects;

Public health risks in aviation and aviation governance;

Public health law and governance (particularly relating to patient safety);

Maternal health policy in low income countries.

Research Area
Conflict
Health care policy
Health policy
Maternal health
Public health
Quality improvement
Risk
Capacity strengthening
Equity
Ethics
Global Health
Public understanding
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Policy analysis
Socio-legal studies
Law
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Pandemic diseases
Country
Afghanistan
United Kingdom
South Sudan
Region
Euro area
European Union
Least developed countries: UN classification
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Are We There Yet? In-Flight Food Safety and Cabin Crew Hygiene Practices
Speakman EM; Grout A
2019
Journal of Environmental Health
UK alcohol policy: the Brexit effect.
Speakman EM; McHale JV
2019
LANCET
Guidelines, law, and governance: disconnects in the global control of airline-associated infectious diseases.
Grout A; Howard N; Coker R; Speakman EM
2017
The Lancet infectious diseases
If not now, when? Time for the European Union to define a global health strategy.
Speakman EM; McKee M; Coker R
2017
The Lancet Global health
Role of the European Union in global health - Author's reply.
Speakman EM; McKee M; Coker R
2017
The Lancet Global health
High Dependency Care in the Neonate: The legal and ethical issues
Speakman L
2002
Clinical Risk
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