GEMA OCANA NORIEGA
My PhD research project focuses on privatisation of healthcare, its compatibility with International Human Rights Law and its impact in terms of accessibility and affordability of healthcare for economically-disadvantaged people. I also have a particular interest on the relationship between the right to health and the right to science.
I am a member of QUB Law's Health and Human Right Unit, where I work under the supervision of Professor Thérèse Murphy and Dr Mark Flear.
My scholarly interests are deeply connected with 10 years of experience working in Brussels as policy officer on European health, equality and social affairs. Prior to this, I interned for the European Court of Human Rights, and assisted a MEP at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. I hold a Law Degree from the University of Seville, an MA and Certificate in European Studies from the University Robert Schuman-Strasbourg, and a European Master’s Degree on Human Rights and Democratisation from the EIUC and the University of Nottingham.