Mr Oliver Bartlett
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Oliver graduated from Durham in 2011 with a 2:1 (Hons) degree in Law. He subsequently stayed on at the Law School to study for an MJur, which he passed without correction in 2012. He is currently working towards a PhD on the ways in which law can be used as part of the effort to reduce the prevalence of addiction in the EU, under the supervision of Dr Pierre Schammo and Prof Robert Schütze. He holds a Durham Law School PhD Scholarship, is a Part-Time Tutor in the Law School, and is currently one of the two PGR Co-Convenors of the Durham European Law Institute.
Oliver’s research interests lie primarily in EU public health and consumer law, the law of the internal market and EU constitutional law. Having written his MJur thesis on the ways in which alcohol advertising is regulated by the EU and its Member States, his PhD research will move on to consider the ways in which legal regulation could be used as a tool to reduce the prevalence of addiction within the EU. The project will use the fields of alcohol, tobacco and gambling as case studies, and investigate the possibility of creating an EU policy on addiction that would apply horizontally across a variety of different sectors and target the common factors underlying the development of addictions, as an alternative to the currently ineffective sector-specific approach to the regulation of potentially addictive goods or services. The thesis will tackle specific issues such as why the current regulatory framework fails to address the true nature of how and why individuals develop addictions, the theoretical and ethical basis of public health law, the disconnect between current understandings of consumer behaviour and current consumer protection law, and whether increasingly more stringent regulation of industry operators is sufficient to achieve advances in public health. General questions of EU competence and free movement will also be dealt with in relation to the possible adoption of an EU addiction policy.
Public Health Law and Theory
Consumer Law and Theory
EU Internal Market Law
EU Constitutional Law
EU Constitutional Law.
The European Internal Market and its Citizens.
Edited works: contributions
- Bartlett, Oliver & Garde, Amandine (2014). 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. Alemano, Alberto & Garde, Amandine Cambridge University Press. 283-308.
Journal papers: academic
- Bartlett, Oliver (2014). Distilling Prospects: Reflections on the Proportionality of Minimum Unit Pricing under EU Law. European Journal of Risk Regulation 73-78.
- Bartlett, Oliver & Garde, Amandine (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 498-520.
- Bartlett, Oliver (2013). Under the Influence? The Alcohol Industry's Involvement in the Implementation of Advertising Bans. European Journal of Risk Regulation 383-388.