Dr Oliver Bartlett

Law, ALL Institute

Assistant Professor

New House
(01) 474 7536


Ollie joined the School of Law and Criminology in 2018. He is a graduate of Durham University (PhD 2012-16, MJur 2011-12, LLB 2008-11).

Ollie’s research focusses on public health governance, and he is particularly interested in EU health law and policy, alcohol policy, the right to health, and the ethics of public health law.

Ollie’s work draws together legal, political, scientific and ethical knowledge to assess the role of law in addressing contemporary public health issues, and he often collaborates with researchers outside the legal discipline.

Ollie works regularly with the World Health Organization and various NGOs on alcohol policy issues, and has authored or co-authored various reports in this field.

Ollie is a Case Commentary Co-Editor for the European Journal of Risk Regulation.

Ollie is the Director of Postgraduate Studies for the School of Law and Criminology.


Year Publication
2021 Edana Richardson and Ollie Bartlett (2021) Legal Research and Writing Skills in Ireland. Dublin: Clarus Press.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2024 O Bartlett (2024) 'The United Kingdom: The Chilling Effect of Brexit on post-COVID-19 Public Health Reform' In: Public Policy Challenges in Rethinking Public Health: Comparative Perspectives. Singapore : World Scientific Publishing.
2020 O Bartlett (2020) 'Multinational Food Corporations and the Right to Health: Achieving Accountablity Through Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence?' In: Ending Childhood Obesity: A Challenge at the Crossroads of International Economic and Human Rights Law. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar.
2017 Oliver Bartlett and Amandine Garde (2017) 'EU public health law and policy - on the rocks? A few sobering thoughts on the growing EU alcohol problem' In: Research Handbook on EU Health Law and Policy. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar.
2015 Oliver Bartlett and Amandine Garde (2015) 'The EU Platform and the EU Forum: new modes of governance or a smokescreen for the promotion of conflicts of interest?' In: Regulating Lifestyle Risks: The EU, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107478114
2025 Oliver Bartlett (2025) 'The EU Legislative Institutions and Disability Rights' In: EU Disability Law Through the Looking Glass. Oxford : Hart.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2023 J Marecos, E Shattock, O Bartlett, F Goiana-da-Silva, H Maheswaran, H Ashrafian, A Darzi (2023) 'Health Misinformation and Freedom of Expression: Considerations for Policymakers'. Health Economics, Policy and Law, . [DOI]
2022 O Bartlett, N Maddox, R McQuigg, A Mulligan (2022) 'COVID-19 and Legal Responses on the Island of Ireland: Introducing the Key Themes'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 73 (2). [Full-Text]
2022 O Bartlett (2022) 'Does Ireland need a constitutional right to health after the COVID-19 pandemic?'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 73 (2).
2021 Bartlett O.; Naumann A. (2021) 'Reinterpreting the health in all policies obligation in Article 168 TFEU: The first step towards making enforcement a realistic prospect'. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 16 (1). [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Bartlett O.; Capewell S. (2021) 'Different ethical standards for different ethical problems? A commentary on 'Responsibility, Prudence and Health Promotion''. Journal Of Public Health (Oxford, England), 43 (3):e489-e490. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Goiana-da-Silva F.; Cruz-e-Silva D.; Bartlett O.; Vasconcelos J.; Morais Nunes A.; Ashrafian H.; Miraldo M.; Machado M.d.C.; Araújo F.; Darzi A. (2020) 'The Ethics of Taxing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages to Improve Public Health'. Frontiers In Public Health, 8 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Bartlett O.; MacCulloch A. (2020) 'Evidence and Proportionality in Free Movement Cases: The Impact of the Scotch Whisky Case'. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 11 (1):109-130. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Bartlett O. (2020) 'COVID-19, the European Health Union and the CJEU: Lessons from the Case Law on the Banking Union'. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 11 (4):781-789. [DOI]
2018 O Bartlett (2018) 'Reforming the Regulation on Spirit Drinks – an Example of Better Regulation?'. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 9 (2). [Full-Text]
2017 Oliver Bartlett and Amandine Garde (2017) 'The EU's failure to support Member States in their implementation of the WHO Recommendations: How to ignore the elephant in the room?'. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 8 (2):251-269. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Oliver Bartlett (2016) 'Towards an Assessment of Minimum Unit Pricing Measures without Properly Contextualising them?'. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 7 (4):810-813. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1867299X00010242 [Full-Text]
2016 Oliver Bartlett (2016) 'Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol May Not be a Proportionate Public Health Intervention'. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 7 (1):218-222. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Oliver Bartlett (2016) 'The EU's Competence Gap in Public Health and Non-Communicable Disease Policy'. 5 (1):50-81. https://doi.org/10.4337/cilj.2016.01.04 [Full-Text]
2014 Oliver Bartlett (2014) 'Distilling Prospects: Reflections on the Proportionality of Minimum Unit Pricing under EU Law'. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 5 (1):73-78. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2013 Oliver Bartlett and Amandine Garde (2013) 'Time to seize the (red) bull by the horns: the EU's failure to protect children from alcohol and unhealthy food marketing'. European Law Review, 38 (4):498-520. [Full-Text]
2013 Oliver Bartlett (2013) 'Under the influence? The Alcohol Industry's Involvement in the Implementation of Advertising Bans'. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 4 (3):383-388. [DOI]
2018 O Bartlett (2018) 'Power, Policy Ideas and Paternalism in Non-Communicable Disease Prevention'. European Law Journal, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2024 Oliver Bartlett; Tamara Hervey (2024) 'Social Rights under Article 2(1) of the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, .
2024 Oliver Bartlett (2024) 'Can EU law be used to challenge Better Regulation practices that do not lead to better health?'. European Journal of Health Law, .

Published Report

Year Publication
2022 C Angus, A Bhattacharya, M Neufeld, C Ferreira-Borges, C Acton, O Bartlett, J Marecos, A Wettlaufer (2022) No place for cheap alcohol: the potential value of minimum pricing for protecting lives. WHO Regional Office for Europe, .
2021 Carlin, E., Bartlett, O., Neufeld, M., Nugent, B., Ireland, T., Chester, J., Kauppila, E., Lindeman, M., Ferreira-Borges, C. (2021) Digital marketing of alcohol: CHALLENGES AND POLICY OPTIONS FOR BETTER HEALTH IN THE WHO EUROPEAN REGION WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases. World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe, .
2023 Oliver Bartlett (2023) The Sale of Alcohol Bill (2022): An analysis of children’s rights impacts. Alcohol Forum Ireland, . [Link]

Encyclopedia Entry

Year Publication
2022 Oliver Bartlett (2022) Alcohol Production. Oxford: [Encyclopedia Entry] [Link]
2022 Oliver Bartlett (2022) Alcohol Advertising. Oxford: [Encyclopedia Entry] [Link]

Research Paper

Year Publication
2020 F Goiana-da-Silva, J Marecos, O Bartlett (2020) Health Misinformation: A Bioethical Approach. [Research Paper] [Link]

Edited Book

Year Publication
2022 N. Maddox, O. Bartlett, R. McQuigg and A. Mulligan (Ed.). (2022) Covid-19 and Legal Responses on the Island of Ireland. Belfast: Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, https://doi.org/10.53386/nilq.v73i2.1019…

Book Review

Year Publication
2024 Oliver Bartlett (2024) Behavioural Economics and Regulation: The Design Process of Regulatory Nudges by Maria C de Campos, London, Routledge, 2023, 232 pp. [Book Review] [Link] https://doi.org/10.1017/err.2024.18

Other Publication

Year Publication
2022 Oliver Bartlett (2022) Alcohol Labelling and Health Claims. Oxford: [Link]
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Teaching Interests

European Union Law
Legal Research Methods
Public Health Law