Kimberley Benjamin is a consultant with the Health and Human Rights Initiative at the O’Neill Institute.
Previously, she also served as a fellow and a research assistant with the same team. Her current work focuses on the use of law to address noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors, notably unhealthy diets. Benjamin is passionate about human rights, particularly of children and older adults and is also keen to understand and address health governance issues, such as conflicts of interest.
Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Benjamin worked on various short-term consultancy projects with the Caribbean Court of Justice Academy for Law, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Office of Subregional Program Coordination for the Caribbean, and the Healthy Caribbean Coalition. She also served as an intern at the United Nations Development Programme Subregional Office for Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States.
Benjamin is an attorney-at-law called to the Bar in Barbados, her home country. She also holds an LL.M. in Legislative Drafting from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill and an LL.M. in National and Global Health Law with a certificate in international human rights law from Georgetown University Law Center, where she attended as a Fulbright grantee and food policy scholar.