Nikhil Gokani

School of Law
 Nikhil Gokani
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872542

  • Location

    4SB.6.13, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    During term-time, my office hours are Thursdays 2-4pm. To meet at other times, please just send me an email.



Nikhil is a Lecturer at the University of Essex. His research explores the role of local, national and international law in preventing non-communicable diseases and reducing health inequalities. Nikhil’s work conflates public health and 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 at national and international levels as part of his advisory and consultancy work. He is a member of several national committees on health policy. Before moving to Essex, Nikhil taught at the University of Liverpool, where he was Deputy Director of the Law & Non-Communicable Diseases Unit. Nikhil is also 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)

  • Final Year Research Project (LW304)


Journal articles (3)

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

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., 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

Reports and Papers (1)

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

+44 (0) 1206 872542


4SB.6.13, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

During term-time, my office hours are Thursdays 2-4pm. To meet at other times, please just send me an email.