Search staff/organisations MJ Plana Casado PhD
Name MJ Plana Casado PhD
FirstnameMaria Jose

Job details
DescriptionAssistant Professor
OrganizationDepartment of Social Sciences
Organization UnitLaw Group
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  • Board Member - Bioethics & Law Observatory, Universitat de Barcelona
    Jul 2020 - Present

    As board member, responsibilities are to attend board meetings to discuss the strategy and functioning of the OBD-UB, and to provide insight on the OBDs activities for the execution of its mission.

  • Co-Director, Master in Food Ethics & Law (MAED) - Bioethics & Law Observatory, University of Barcelona
    Jul 2020 - Present

    As co-director of this online program, duties include content supervision, occasional lectures and master thesis supervision..|


Dr Maria José Plana Casado is Assistant Professor in the LAW group at Wageningen University (WUR, the Netherlands) and was previously a Post-doctoral Researcher at the Bioethics & Law Observatory (OBD) of the University of Barcelona (UB, Spain).

At WUR, she is the coordinator of the Comparative Food Law Course and Lecturer of the Food Law Course, organised by the Law Group. She is also a research member of the OBD, and co-director of the University of Barcelona's Master in Food Ethics & Law (MAED).

She holds a Phd in Law & Politcal Science from the University of Barcelona and has conducted research visits at internationally renowned institutions such as Harvard's Food Law & Policy Clinic (Boston, MA), the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) and the CIRSFID (Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca in Storia del Diritto, Filosofia e Sociologia del Diritto e Informatica Giuridica dell'Università di Bologna, in Italy).

Her research focuses on Food and Agricultural Law in the European Union and the USA. Using a holistic approach, it also encompasses relevant underlying issues such as digital technologies (i.e. e-commerce and big data), ethics in public procurement (i.e. sustainability in school lunch programs), and food waste and taxation.

Now out: Plana Casado M.J. (2021) E-FOOD: Closing the Online Enforcement Gap in the EU Platform Economy. Studies in European Economic Law and Regulation, vol 21. Springer, Cham.

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