Amandine Garde's expertise lies at the crossroads of consumer protection, public health, and trade law and policy. More specifically, she researches the role that law, as a discipline, can play in promoting better health for all, contributing in particular to the prevention of chronic diseases at global, regional and national levels. In 2015, she established the Law & Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit, which advises international organisations, civil society, public health agencies and governments worldwide on the effective regulation of the food, alcohol and tobacco industries to promote better health for all. In particular, she has worked closely with the WHO, Unicef and the European Union for whom she has written many policy reports and developed several legal capacity building courses. She also sits on various advisory groups on the prevention of chronic diseases. She is a Commissioner of The Lancet / Chatham House Commission on Improving Population Health and first president of the Law and public health section of European Public Health Association. She has recently been elected to a honorary fellowship of the UK Faculty of Public Health.
Before joining the University of Liverpool in April 2013, she lectured at King's College London, at the Faculty of Law in Cambridge, where she was also a Fellow of Selwyn College, at the University of Exeter and at the University of Durham. She also spent a year as a postdoctoral Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence in 2005-2006 and is a qualified solicitor having trained at Simmons & Simmons in their London and Paris offices. She studied for a joint law degree at King's College London (LLB in English and French Law) and at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne (Maitrise en droit) before pursuing postgraduate research studies at King's College London (MA in European Studies and PhD in law).