Biography

Amanda Lindstrom is a DPhil (PhD) Candidate in Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Law. Her doctoral research is focused in the socio-legal aspects of global health governance and supply chain due diligence for human rights and environmental responsibility in emerging economies. A particular area of focus is in the rise of zoonoses emergence (antimicrobial resistance) and the relationship between human rights, public health and a healthy environment. Her research is jointly supervised by Professor Linda Mulcahy and Professor Anne Davies.

Apart from her DPhil research endeavours, Amanda works as a UN Consultant in the areas of global health, human rights, environmental responsibility and responsible business practices. She has been working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) HIV, Health and Development team (HHD) for the last 5 years in providing health programme and operational support for Ministries in over 30 developing countries to build resilient health systems. She is also an advisory member with the United Nations Secretariat for Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector (UN-SPHS), which contains 7 UN Agencies (WHO, UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNOPS, UN Women) and 3 Multilateral Health Financial Institutions (GAVI, Global Fund, Unitaid) whom are dedicated towards environmental and social responsibility in the health sector. Prior to the UN, she was the Programme Coordinator for the inaugural National Chair in Indigenous Economic Development in Canada, where they had focused on the dynamics between business, law and policy in order to resolve critical economic development issues for Indigenous communities across the country.

Amanda has an interdisciplinary background with degrees from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada (BCom) and Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (MSc. International Business and Politics), along with a graduate research fellowship sponsored by the Nordic Association of Canadian studies and hosted by the Vice-Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. She has also spent semesters abroad at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore as a part of her international degree programmes.

Research Interests

  • Global Legal Pluralism
  • Law, Organizations and Political Theory
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • International Trade and Supply Chain Governance
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Environmental Law
  • Sustainability

Research projects