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Judy Illes, PhD
Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
Dr. Judy Illes is Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia. She is Director of the National Core for Neuroethics at UBC, and faculty in the Brain Research Centre and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. Dr. Illes was appointed to the Order of Canada in December 2017. She is a co-Founder and Member of the Governing Board of the International Neuroethics Society. As a pioneer and eminent scholar in the field of Neuroethics, she has made ground-making contributions to ethical, social, and policy challenges at the intersection of biomedical ethics and neuroscience, including advances in stem cells, neuroimaging, neuroscience and the law, and the commercialization of health care.
Her research interests include: Investigation and alignment of ethical, legal, social policy issues as they relate to disorders affecting the central nervous system, including pain.
Research Keywords: Neuroethics, Policy