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Elizabeth Speakman

BA MA MSc Solicitor

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.  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. 

She is now involved in research on the impact of Brexit on UK health law.

Affiliations

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

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 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)
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