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Sharifah Sekalala

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Director of EDI
Social Inclusion Champion

Global Health Law; Human Rights; International Law and Development

School of Law
S2.25, Social Sciences Building
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

024 765 24492

I am an interdisciplinary researcher whose work is at the intersection of international law, public policy, and global health. I am primarily interested in global health crises and the impact of law in curbing inequalities. I often use a human rights framework in my analysis.

I am currently leading a Wellcome funded interdisciplinary research project on health apps in Sub Saharan Africa. The project team will evaluate the data protection regimes and engage with key stakeholders in Kenya, South Africa and Uganda, to establish the extent to which they protect their citizens’ health data, especially in cross-border Health activities. Focusing on law, bioethics, entrepreneurship, epidemiology and policy makers, the project aims to bring together various stakeholders to empirically investigate how health apps are operating in practice, whether new forms of regulation are adequate in responding to potential problems, how different stakeholders perceive the regulatory framework and how we can create better regulatory frameworks.

I am interested in supervising doctoral students whose work broadly relates to Global Health Law.