Katrina Geddes practised as a junior attorney in an international law firm in Sydney, Australia, before completing her Master of Laws (LLM) at Cambridge University, specializing in international intellectual property law. She volunteered for several global health NGOs in issues lying at the intersection of intellectual property and access to medicines, before commencing her studies at the Kennedy School. She is interested in elevating economic, social and cultural rights, specifically the right to health, and contributed to the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Access to Medicines, exploring the policy incoherencies between intellectual property law, international trade, access to medicines and human rights law. She has also worked on epidemic preparedness in relation to Ebola drug development and Zika virus in Fortaleza, Brazil.

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