Dr Mark Flear
School of Law
Dr Flear is an expert in the law and ethics of pandemic preparedness planning and response.
He has written widely on this subject in the context of European Union level governance and regulation, including in Governing Public Health (hb 2015; pb 2018). Dr Flear has contributed towards two ESRC-funded projects related to Brexit and its implications for health law in the UK, especially in Northern Ireland. A particular focus of Dr Flear's recent work has been on the implications of Brexit for clinical trials for and access to pandemic vaccines and medicines for treatment. Dr Flear has written widely on this subject, including for the BMJ and the national and local media.
Areas of Expertise
EU, European law, Governance, Public Health, Pandemic Preparedness and Response
- Science and psychology of the coronavirus crisis, Guardian Online, March 2020
- Academics make incendiary claim Brexit could delay coronavirus vaccine’s UK arrival, NY Times Post Online, March 2020
- Brexit threatens UK’s ability to respond to a future pandemic, The Guardian/The Observer, March 2020
- Loss of control over threats like coronavirus a consequence of Brexit, Irish News, March 2020
- Coronavirus shows future access post-Brexit to the EU’s health security system remains vital, The Telegraph, March 2020
- Coronavirus, Brexit, and threats to health security, The UK in a Changing Europe, March 2020
- Brexit could delay UK access to a coronavirus vaccine, Politico, March 2020
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