Denise Prévost is Associate Professor in international economic law at Maastricht University. She was the Academic Coordinator of the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation (IGIR) until 1 August 2009, when she was appointed Deputy Academic Director of IGIR. Previously (2004-2007) she worked as Assistant Professor in international economic law at Utrecht University, where she coordinated and lectured courses in this field on Bachelor’s and Master’s level and conducted research on WTO law issues. From 1998 to 2004, she worked as a research associate in the Department of International and European Law, at Maastricht University, where she lectured courses on the external relations of the European Union, legal English and international trade law, and conducted research towards her PhD. Her doctoral thesis is entitled: Balancing Trade and Health in the SPS Agreement: The Development Dimension (2009, Wolf Legal Publishers).
In 2001, Denise interned at the Legal Affairs Division of the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization. She has also done consulting work for various international organisations, the European Commission, national bodies and industry groups. Further, she is a member of the international faculty of the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa at the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute, Arusha, Tanzania as well as of the China Europe School of Law in Beijing, China.
Denise studied law at the University of Pretoria, South Africa (BLC cum laude 1992, LL.B cum laude, 1994). She worked as a researcher at the University of South Africa (1995-1996) where she also obtained an LL.M with a focus on international economic law. She was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa in December 1996. Subsequently, she followed the Magister Iuris Communis programme at Maastricht University (LL.M summa cum laude, 1998).