Academic and Professional Experience

A.  Academic

2016 – present   Executive Director

Center of Genomics and Policy, Faculty of Medicine – McGill University

  • Research Interests:
    o Civil and professional liability of health professionals in research and inthe clinic;
    o Legal and ethical implications of population genetics.
  • Analysis of the legal and ethical aspects of biotechnological projects (e.g. biobanks, pediatric genomic research, point-of-care diagnostic devices);
  • Supervision of training and knowledge dissemination activities at the Centre of Genomics and Policy;
  • Research Administration:
    oSetting policy and vision for the Centre;
    o Research funds administration, including funds expenses and salary distributions;
    o Coordinate budgets for funding proposals.
  • Human Resources:
    • Oversee hiring and discipline;
    • Oversee the work of academic associates and research assistants.

2018 – present   Ethics and Policy Consultant

Qatar Ministry of Public Health

 

2016 – present   Ethics and Policy Consultant

Qatar Foundation – Qatar Biobank

 

2016    Ethics and Policy Consultant

Merck Canada Inc.

 

2015 – present   Ethics and Policy Consultant

Public Population Project in Genomics and Society (P3G)

 

2013 – present   Associate Member

Biomedical Ethics Unit, Faculty of Medicine – McGill University

 

2013 – present   Data Access Officer

Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project 

 

2011 – present   Academic Associate

Center of Genomics and Policy, Faculty of Medicine – McGill University

  •  Academic Coordinator of the Center of Genomics and Policy (2012-present)
  • Research interests:
    • Civil and professional liability of health professionals in research and in the clinic
    • Legal and ethical implications of population genetics                              
  • Analysis of the legal and ethical aspects of biotechnological projects (e.g. biobanks, paediatric genomic research, point-of-care diagnostic devices);
  • Supervision of training and knowledge dissemination activities at the Center of Genomics and Policy;
  • Substantive contribution to the drafting of research grant proposals to national and provincial funding agencies;
  • Coordination of the HumGen International Databases Project:
    • www.humgen.org
  • Coordination of the PopGen (Population Genetics) Module:
    • www.popgen.info

 

2010 – present   ELSI Standing Committee Coordinator 

Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project

  • Provide the Principal Investigations of the project with ethical and legal support;
  • Investigate legal and ethical issues such as electronic consent, access, return of research results, incidental findings and intellectual property.

 

2010 – present   Expert Policy Consultant

Data Access Compliance Office, International Cancer Genome Consortium

 

Fall 2010   Visiting Scholar

Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

  • Guest Lecturer on Law, Ethics and Biobanks;
  • Research topics:
    • Biobanking and Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing
    • Private Biobanking and End of Operations

 

2009 – 2011   Co-Editor-in-Chief

GenInfo Newsletter of the Centre of Genomics and Policy

 

2009 – 2011   Data Research Administrator

Centre of Genomics and Policy,  Faculty of Medicine – McGill University

  • Research interests:
    • Civil and professional liability of health professionals in research and in the clinic
    • Legal and ethical implications of population genetics
  • Analysis of the legal and ethical aspects of biotechnological projects (e.g. biobanks, pediatric genomic research, point-of-care diagnostic devices);
  • Substantive contribution to the drafting of research grant proposals to national and provincial funding agencies;
  • Coordination of the HumGen International Database Project:
    • humgen.org
  • Coordination of the PopGen (Population Genetics) module:
    • popgen.info

 

2008 – 2009   Research Associate

Centre de Recherche en Droit Public (CRDP), Faculty of Law – Université de Montréal

 

2008   Articling Student

Ménard, Martin, Attorneys, s.e.n.c.

  • Law firm specializing in medical and hospital liability as well as legal psychiatry;
  • Within the framework of the professional training of the Quebec Bar;
  • Pleaded in front of Quebec Superior Court judges;
  • Drafted numerous procedural motions.

 

Summer 2007   Student

Ménard, Martin, Attorneys, s.e.n.c.

 

2006 – 2007   Research Assistant

Centre de Recherche en Droit Public (CRDP), Faculty of Law – Université de Montréal

B.  Professional

2008 –     Private Ethics and Policy Consultant

2008 –     Lawyer, Member of the Quebec Bar

2008 –     Member of the Young Bar Association of Montreal

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