Forskning ved Københavns Universitet - Københavns Universitet

Katharina Eva Ó Cathaoir

Katharina Eva Ó Cathaoir


  • JUR Forskningscenterområdet - fordelingssted

    Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Bygning: 5C-2-26

    Telefon: +45 35 32 81 33

Katharina is a postdoctoral researcher within the interdisciplinary project: Personalized Medicine in the Danish Welfare State (MeInWe). Her research explores the dominant legal and ethical principles surrounding the introduction of personalized medicine. It examines how strategies of personalizing diagnosis, treatment and prevention in Danish health reconfigure boundaries between public, private, national and international research as well as between research and treatment. Drawing on theories of human rights and privacy, the research explores the interplay between the collective’s right to the highest attainable standard of health and the individual patient’s rights. How does the state ensure a regulatory environment that encourages innovation, while respecting patients? The project is centred in law and ethics, and further informed by multidisciplinary perspectives, as well as data generated by the project.

Originally from Ireland, Katharina holds a PhD in law (University of Copenhagen, 2017), degree in law and the Irish language from University College Cork (2011) and an LL.M. in International and Comparative law (Trinity College Dublin, 2012). 

Katharina's primary research interests lie in health law, disease prevention, human rights and child law.

Undervisnings- og vejledningsområder

Health & Human Rights, Human Rights Law


Health law, International human rights law, child law

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