The Chair holder, Stefania Negri, is associate professor of International Law at the School of Law of the University of Salerno, where she teaches Public International Law and European Health and Environmental law (since 2017).
Since 2010 she is the founder and director of theObservatory on Human Rights: Bioethics, Health, Environment(ODUBSA), an international network of more than 40 Italian and foreign academic experts whose aim is to promote and advance a closer scientific cooperation in teaching and research between the Law Faculty of the University of Salerno and foreign academic institutions.
Since 2016, professor Negri isNational Contact Point for Italyfor the European Association of Health Law(EAHL), co-convener and member of the Coordinating Committee of theInterest Group on "International Health Law"at the European Society of International Law(ESIL IGIHL), co-convener of theInterest Group on "International and EU Health Law"at the Italian Society of International Law(SIDI GIDIS), and member of theCommittee on Global Health Lawat the International Law Association(ILA CGHL).
In 2014 she launched the International Summer School on Law, Bioethics and Health, a joint Italo-Argentinian-Brazilian initiative, and since 2015 she is the founder and Director of the Summer School on International and European Environmental Law, organised in collaboration with the European Law Students' Association (ELSA Salerno).
Stefania Negri was invited professor of "International Health Law" at the University of Porto Alegre UNISINOSin 2010; visiting professor of "International Human Rights Law" at theUniversity of A Coruña in 2012; of "International Environmental Law"at Queen Mary University of London in 2013; of "International and European Environmental Law and Human Rights" at the University of Strasbourg in 2014 and at Strathclyde University of Glasgow in 2015;of "Law and Biomedicine" at theUniversity of A Coruña in 2015; of "Health Law and Bioethics" at the University of Murciain 2016;of "European Health Law" at the Universities of Granada and Groningen in 2017; of "International and EU Health Law" at the UNiversity of Malaga in 2019.
She was visiting research fellow at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Global Health Programme) in Geneva from May to October 2009; visiting researcher at the Institute for German, European and International Medical Law, Public Health Law and Bioethics (IMGB) of the Universities of Mannheim-Heidelberg in 2011-2012; and visiting researcher at the Centre d'Études et de Recherches Internationales et Communautaires (CERIC) of Aix-Marseille University in 2014.
In 2010 she was invited by the WHO Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights to take part to the web-based consultation for the reviewof the draft text of the "Public Health Law Manual", prepared by the World Health Organization and the International Development Law Organization in collaboration with the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University.
In 2016 she was invited by the IMO International Maritime Law Institute to contribute an expert report on "The Contribution of the World Health Organization to Global Ocean Governance" for the "Comprehensive Study on Effective and Sustainable Global Ocean Governance" (volume 2: “The UN Specialized Agencies and Ocean Governance”, edited by Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice and Dr. Alexandros X.M. Ntovas).
In 2019 she was invited to take part to the expert meeting "Consensus Conference on Global Health Law" organized in Cape Town by prof. Steven J. Hoffman (Global Strategy Lab, York University).
Since 2005 she has been principal investigator of a large number of international research projects financed by international institutions and the Italian Ministry for University and Research (MIUR) - including the Italo-German Vigoni Project on "Legal and ethical questions raised by end-of-life decision-making in Germany and Italy: a comparative and international law perspective" (2011-2012,financed by DAAD and MIUR) and the Italo-French Galilée Programme on "Environnement, santé et droit international et européen: reflexions sur les relations entre la norme juridique et les normes techniques à partir de l'exemple des nanotechnologies" (2014,financed by the Italo-French University) - as well as of several others funded bythe University of Salerno, including "The new frontiers of the right to health in international, EC and national law and jurisprudence"; "Developing the health-human rights paradigm in international and EC law"; "Bioethics and international law at the intersection of life, death and dignity"; "Environment, health and food safety in international and European law"; "Public health and international law"; "Counterfeiting of medicines and public health: international and European legal perspectives"; "Measures of contrast and punishment of the international trade of human organs in the perspective of international, European and comparative law". She is currently PI of the internationalresearch project on "International and European health law: principles, rules and prospects for development".
Professor Negri has also been invited to join several international research projects in the USA, Canada, Spain and the UK.
Her research interests focus on human rights, international/European health and biomedical law, international/European environmental law, and international/European criminal law.She has widely published in Italian, English, French and Spanish(list of publications).