Dobbelsteyn, Erin

Erin Dobbelsteyn is a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law in Canada. She is conducting doctoral research at the intersection of environmental and ecological law, human rights, and public health. While completing her LLM in Global Sustainability and Environmental Law at the University of Ottawa in 2020, Erin completed a major research project regarding the mental health impacts of climate change and the right to psychological security of the person under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and provided supportive research for human rights-based climate litigation. 


Erin obtained her JD with a specialization in health law and policy from Dalhousie University in 2013 and her BSc in Neuroscience from McGill University in 2009. Before returning to academia, Erin practiced law for five years in Toronto, Canada, gaining extensive experience in public and administrative law in the health care sector.