Nishtha Arora is a research fellow at the Center for Transformational Health Law Initiative at the O’Neill Institute.

She previously worked as a research intern at the O’Neill Institute, where she primarily worked on the COVID-19 Law Lab and related health law and policy projects. She currently holds the position of a rapporteur at the Oxford International Organizations Health Law Theme, where she analyses WHO instruments and treatises on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response.

Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Arora practiced as an independent legal consultant in India, advising domestic health-focused businesses in regulatory compliance and transactional representation. She was briefly associated with an Indian health law firm as a legal associate, where she assisted leading domestic and international therapeutics businesses on Indian healthcare regulations. She has also worked as a research associate on a first of its kind public health law project in India being undertaken by the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.

Arora is passionate about utilising law as a tool to advance evidence-based public health law. She firmly believes that legal interventions, whether in practice or policy, can play an extremely transformational role in improving access to healthcare. Her research interests include public health, health policy, noncommunicable diseases, food and nutrition, and reproductive rights.

Arora obtained her B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from National Law University Odisha, India, with a certification in International Right to Health and a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics from National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.


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