11 September 2017
Dr Mary Guy has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant for the project ‘EU health policy and law – shaping a future research agenda'.

Prior to the economic crisis, EU health policy and law was attracting growing academic interest. Despite a limited mandate, the EU institutions had extended their influence over national health systems via a range of legislation and initiatives which have changed the nature of existing health law. However, in recent years, changes in focus of the EU institutions and other factors such as Brexit have led to a fragmentation of EU health scholarship.

This project (awarded £9800.00) aims to reframe the research agenda in this area by interdisciplinary partnership working between Lancaster University (Principal Investigator, Dr Mary Guy) and Queen Mary, University of London (Co-Investigator, Dr Eleanor Brooks) between January 2018 and March 2019. The project comprises two interdisciplinary (law/political science) workshops bridging the north-south divide and bringing together academics and practitioners from the UK and EU health community to disseminate findings and develop a special issue proposal.