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Trudo Lemmens ([email protected])

Dr Trudo Lemmens is Professor and Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy at the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto, with cross appointments in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Joint Centre for Bioethics. Professor Lemmens holds a Licentiate in Law from the K.U. Leuven (Belgium) and both a Master of Laws (with a specialisation in bioethics) and a Doctorate in Law (DCL) from McGill University. He has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton; a visiting fellow of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts; a visiting professor at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (London, UK), Torcuato di Tella University (Buenos Aires), the K.U.Leuven and the University of Otago (New Zealand); a Plumer Visiting Fellow at Oxford’s St. Anne’s College; and an academic visitor at the Faculty of Law and the HeLEX Center for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies at the University of Oxford.

His publications include the co-edited volumes Law and Ethics in Biomedical Research: Regulation, Conflict of Interest, and Liability and Regulating Creation: Law, Ethics and Policy of Assisted Human Reproduction, as well as more than 100 chapters and articles in national and international law, policy, science, medicine and bioethics journals. He has testified before Parliamentary Committees (including the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Physician Assisted Dying), has been a member of various national and international expert committees, and is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Health Research of the Pan American Health Organization and of the Board of the Ontario Mental Health Foundation.

His ongoing research focuses on the complex interaction between law, governance mechanisms, and ethical norms and values in the context of health care, biomedical research, health product development, and–more generally–knowledge production.