The Health & Gender Health Policy Hub is a collaborative project that engages with issues of health and human rights. The work of our hub is based on the idea that health is an matter of social justice and as such requires a multifaceted approach that encompasses a rights-based philosophy, sound technical capacity, and policy savvy.
Katrina Perehudoff, MSc LLM PhD, is a health scientist and legal scholar with over a decade of experience in pharmaceutical policy.
She is a post-doctoral researcher ('doctor assistent') at the International Centre for Reproductive Health- a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Sexual and Reproductive Health at the Ghent University. She holds a 2018-2020 Post Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.
Katrina has five years of experience advocating for access to medicines and their rational use in European pharmaceutical policy at the NGOs Health Action International (the Netherlands) and The European Consumer Organisation (Belgium).
Since 2015 she has consulted on human rights, intellectual property and pharmaceutical policy issues for non-profit organisations including the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and the Medical Human Rights Network.
Katrina is an alumna of the Comparative Program on Health & Society at the Munk School of Global Affairs (2017) and the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship program (2007-2008).
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Lucía Berro Pizzarossa, MJur (oxon) PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow at the Global Health Law Groningen Research Centre and the Network and Partnerships Coordinator for MAMA (Mobilizing Activists for Medical Abortion Network). Her academic work has been published in renowned peer-reviewed journals such as Reproductive Health Matters, Harvard Health and Human Rights and BMC International Health and Human Rights.
She also works as a legal advisor for MYSU (Women & Health in Uruguay) where she designed, fundraised and is currently implementing the first strategic litigation project oriented to the realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
She is a Women Deliver fellow and has worked as an advocate for women's access to sexual and reproductive rights in forums such as the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and the High-Level Political Forum.
She obtained an INSPIRE Grant (European Union) to conduct research and support the projects of the Socio-Economic Rights Project at the University of Western Cape in South Africa. Lucía has worked for, among others, the Brazilian Constitutional Court, Committee members of the United Nations Human Rights Committee and Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP).
She is one of the academic coordinators of the Gender & Diversity Summer School at the University of Groningen, a board member of the Centre for Gender Studies and a member of the Steering Committee of the Audre Project that seeks to understand the experiences of LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual) youth and young adults with their time in out-of-home care.
We aim to facilitate a better understanding of human rights and the interlinkages of the right to health with matters of gender, health, and access to medicines. Our ambition is to pioneer new approaches to analyse and transform existing inequalities.