Professor Roache is a Consultant to the World Health Organization’s Global SAFER Alcohol Control Initiative, where she provides technical assistance to reduce the harmful use of alcohol within countries and globally.

Professor Roache is an experienced global health lawyer and policy advisor with expertise in human rights law, litigation, and regulatory and policy approaches to improving global public health. She focuses on legal and policy approaches to reducing tobacco and alcohol use and promoting healthy diets and physical activity. Previously, Professor Roache served as a Director at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, leading the Institute’s academic and capacity building programs for lawyers and government officials working at the intersection of health and law. She also has experience as a complex class action litigator, representing victims of tobacco related diseases and thalidomide survivors, and as a policy adviser to governments and NGOs.

Professor Roache has 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. She also has a Bachelor of Laws (with honors) and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is admitted to the New York Bar and to the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.