Professor Tamara Hervey

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School of Law, The University of Sheffield

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Tamara has taught in the areas in which she researches for over 20 years. In modules and programmes that she has developed, students learn from the latest research, some of which is her own. For instance, EU Health Law is based around Hervey and McHale’s Health Law and the EU (CUP, 2004; new version due 2014).

Her main research interests are in the field of European Union social and constitutional law, in particular its application in health fields, social security and welfare, and non-discrimination. She is interested in the phenomenon of ‘new governance’ in the EU, in particular as an alternative or supplement to ‘command and control’ means of regulation in social fields.

Tamara has published on the European Union’s competence in social fields, especially health law; on the regulation of tobacco in the EU context; on European public health law and policy; on the governance of stem cell research in the EU; on EU non-discrimination law and minority rights; and on the ‘right to health’ in European contexts. She is interested in socio-legal theory and method, in particular as applied to the law of the European Union.

Tamara is a member of the Health Law and Policy Research Group, Centre for the Study of Law in Society, Sheffield Centre for International and European Law and Sheffield Institute of Biotechnology Law and Ethics.

Co-founded with Amanda Warren-Jones, Tamara co-directs a postgraduate programme on European Health Law and Policy. This LLM programme aims to equip students with a Masters level understanding of European Health Law and Policy.