LISBON, JUNE 13, 2019

Timothy Caulfield - Canada
University of Alberta

Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. 

Timothy Caulfield earned his BSc in 1987 and LLB in 1990. He then completed his Masters in Law at the Dalhousie University in 1993. 

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; the Trudeau Foundation; and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. 

Timothy Caulfield explores legal, policy and ethical issues in medical research and its commercialization. His interdisciplinary research is based on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, and the public representations of science and health policy issues. He has been regularly highlighting ‘scienceploitation’ and in particular stem cell tourism. 

He is and has been involved with a number of national and international policy and research ethics committees, including: the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee; the Genome Canada’s Science Advisory Committee; the Ethics and Public Policy Committee for International Society for Stem Cell Research; and the Federal Panel on Research Ethics 

Timothy Caulfield has published numerous articles and won many academic and writing awards. He has contributed chapters in various books related to legal rights and human genetic material, health law & policy in Canada, and celebrity culture and its influence in adapting new unfound scientific technologies in the testing phases, and has appeared in publications such as Time, Newsweek, Wired, National Geographic, and Scientific American. 

He is the author of The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness (Penguin 2012), Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash (Penguin 2015), and The Vaccination Picture (Penguin 2017). 

Timothy Caulfield also has a strong social media presence and is the host and co-producer of the documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death which has been shown in over 60 countries and is currently available on Netflix.