Dr Mark Eccleston-Turner
Senior Lecturer in Global Health Law
Dr Mark Eccleston-Turner is a Senior Lecturer in Global Health Law. He specialises in infectious diseases and international law, particularly the law of international organisations, pathogen sharing and equitable access to vaccines in a pandemic.
Mark has provided advice to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development, and is a member of UK Parliament COVID-19 Outbreak Expert Database. He has appeared as a witness before the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, and has provided evidence to the Joint Committee on the National Security.
He has held visiting positions at the Brocher Foundation in Geneva, Georgetown University School of Law, and as an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Centre for Health Security. He has also worked as a Consultant to the World Health Organisation.
Mark regularly appears in national and international media to discuss international law and infectious diseases. His interviews have appeared on: Al Jazeera TV, Euronews, BBC News, Sky News, New York Times, Washington Post, South China Morning Post, and The Times. In 2021, in recognition of his work on equitable access to vaccines, Mark was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.
- International law and infectious diseases
- Pathogen sharing and equitable access to vaccines
- Global health justice
- The securitisation of health
- Pandemic preparedness
- The law of infectious diseases
Mark’s research specialism is in international law and infectious diseases, notably pandemic influenza preparedness and access to vaccines, and the law of international organisations. He has published extensively on access to pandemic vaccine, including on issues of vaccine procurement for developing countries and equitable access models.
Mark welcomes PhD applications in any field relevant to his expertise. He is an experienced doctoral supervisor.
Second supervisor to Amelia Shooter for a PhD on “100 years of the National Academies: agency science on trial”. Completed in 2020.
- Abbie Hampton, “Vaccine distribution from the WHO Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework: securing global health justice?”
- (AHRC) Harry Upton, “Conceptualising 'health' at the United Nations Security Council”
- (ESRC) Thomas Dewar, “Demand Versus Desire; “Fair balance between intellectual property protection and public interest in vaccine development”