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Sarah Roache

Sarah Roache, LL.M., LL.B., is an Associate at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Sarah researches and advises on legal and policy interventions to reduce key non-communicable disease risk factors including unhealthy diets and physical inactivity. Sarah leads the O’Neill Institute’s collaboration with the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, which assists member states to harness the power of law to reduce non-communicable disease risk factors, improving health and productivity.

Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Sarah worked as a complex class action litigator, representing victims of tobacco related diseases and thalidomide survivors. She also has experience as a social and legal policy adviser to government and NGOs, including formulating best practice domestic implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Sarah holds a Master of Laws in Global Health Law from Georgetown University, where she received the Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J. Prize for the most distinguished academic record. Sarah also holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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