I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at York University, also cross-appointed to the graduate program at Osgoode Hall Law School. After being called to the bar of Ontario in 2009, I practiced law in the private sector before moving to the public sector where I advised public officials about their ethical and legal obligations. My expertise in public sector governance, particularly in relation to ethics and accountability, accordingly, underscores much of my academic work.
My current research program is focused both on the law of public sector governance and accountability and also on bringing that literature to bear on the regulation of innovative and emerging technologies (particularly in healthcare).
Being a person with a rare disease, I am also an advocate for the rare disease community and have a growing research program focusing on the technologies and policies driving greater personalization in healthcare. I currently sit as a member of the CIHR Institute of Genetics' Institute Advisory Board and previously held the inaugural research fellowship in Artificial Intelligence Law & Ethics at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children’s Centre for Computational Medicine. I have also held a post-doctoral fellowship researching the Governance of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare at Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell’s Opportunities to Understand Childhood Hurt (OUCH) Lab, at York University.
I currently serve as a legal member on the Research Ethics Board at SickKids and is a member of York University’s A.I. and Society Task Force. My in the area of law and technology earned me the IP Osgoode David Vaver Medal for Excellence in IP Law in 2020.