Professor Roache is the Director of Health Law and Capacity Building Programs at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center. She oversees Georgetown Law’s Health Law LL.M. and certificate programs and training opportunities for lawyers and government officials working at the intersection of law and health.

Professor Roache’s expertise includes human rights law, litigation, and international and comparative regulatory approaches to improving public health. She partners with the WHO and NGOs to advance the use of law to reduce tobacco and alcohol use and to promote healthy diets and physical activity. Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Professor Roache 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 governments and NGOs, including formulating best practice domestic implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Professor Roache holds a LL.M. 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 holds 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.