About me

I am an Ontario lawyer, with a strong background in applied ethics. I held a Fellowship in Artificial Intelligence Law and Ethics at the Centre for Computational Medicine at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in 2018-19 and am currently completing my PhD at Osgoode Hall Law School. I also serve as a member of York University’s Artificial Intelligence and Society Task Force and as a member of SickKids Hospital’s Artificial Intelligence in Medicine for Kids (AIM4Kids) Task Force.

My research brings my doctoral work in law, applied ethics and public sector governance to bear on the regulation of innovative and emerging technologies.

My status as a rare disease patient, parent and advocate also informs my work. I dedicate much of my time to raising awareness about the many challenges faced by those who live with chronic illnesses and trying to find ways to help improve the lives of others. As part of my work in this space, I have joined the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Research Ethics Board as a legal member, am a former member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD) and the Government of Ontario’s Rare Disease Implementation Plan Steering Committee, a member of Rare Disease International’s (RDI) Working Group on Rare Disease Research (which represents the global rare disease patient community on the NGO Committee for Rare Diseases and has consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council) and serve as member of the panel of experts for the European Union’s Rare2030 Project.

Click here to see a list of my current academic and professional service commitments.

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