People

Nikhil Gokani

Lecturer
School of Law
 Nikhil Gokani
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872542

  • Location

    4SB.6.13, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    During the Autumn term, my academic support hours are 11am-1pm on Thursdays. However, during weeks 6, 8 & 10 they will be held 11am-1pm on Fridays. To meet at other times, please send me an email.

Profile

Biography

Nikhil is a Lecturer at the University of Essex. His research explores how we can reduce non-communicable diseases (particularly, cancers, diabetes, chronic lung diseases and cardiovascular diseases) and the associated health inequalities through effective use law and legal instruments. Nikhil’s work conflates public health and local, national and international law through tackling the risk factors of unhealthy diets, excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco use and exposure to air pollution. Nikhil is a regular presenter at national and international conferences and has published widely in both peer-reviewed journals and non-academic publications. Nikhil regularly works with governments, charities and other non-governmental organisations (such as WHO and its regional offices, UNICEF, UK Health Forum) at national and international levels as part of his advisory and consultancy work. He is and has been a member of several national committees on health policy, including three committees at the Royal College of Physicians, two committees at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and most recently to the Secretary of State for Transport's Honorary Medical Advisory Panel (by ministerial appointment). Before moving to Essex, Nikhil worked at the University of Liverpool, where he was Deputy Director of the Law & Non-Communicable Diseases Unit. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Contract Law (LW101)

  • Foundations of the Law of Obligations (LW108)

  • Consumer Contract Law (LW241)

  • Commercial Contract Law (LW242)

Publications

Journal articles (3)

Gokani, N., (2018). Regulation for health inequalities and non-communicable diseases: In want of (effective) behavioural insights. European Law Journal. 24 (6), 490-509

Garde, A., Gokani, N. and Friant-Perrot, M., (2018). Children’s Rights, Childhood Obesity and Health Inequalities. UNSCN News. 43, 65-65

Garde, A., Byrne, S., Gokani, N. and Murphy, B., (2017). For a Children’s Rights Approach to Obesity Prevention: The Key Role of an Effective Implementation of the WHO Recommendations. European Journal of Risk Regulation. 8 (2), 327-341

Book chapters (1)

Gokani, N. and Friant-Perrot, M., Human Rights, Childhood Obesity and Health Inequalities. In: Ending Childhood Obesity - A Challenge at the Crossroads of International Economic and Human Rights Law. Elgar

Reports and Papers (1)

Royal College of Physicians, (2016). Every Breath We Take: The Lifelong Impact of Air Pollution

Contact

nikhil.gokani@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872542

Location:

4SB.6.13, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

During the Autumn term, my academic support hours are 11am-1pm on Thursdays. However, during weeks 6, 8 & 10 they will be held 11am-1pm on Fridays. To meet at other times, please send me an email.