LicJur, LLM bioethics, DCL, Professor and Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Canada
Professor and Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy. He is cross appointed to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Joint Centre for Bioethics. His research focuses on the interaction between law, governance tools, and ethical norms and values in the context of health care, biomedical research, pharmaceutical and other health product development, and knowledge production.
Since joining the Faculty of Law, professor Lemmens has been a member of the School of Social Science 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 University Torcuato di Tella (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand), the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia) and the K.U.Leuven (Belgium); 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 of the University of Oxford.
Professor Lemmens’ publications include the co-authored book Reading the Future? Legal and Ethical Challenges of Predictive Genetic Testing, the co-edited volumes Regulating Creation: The Law, Policy and Ethics of Assisted Human Reproduction, and Law and Ethics in Biomedical Research: Regulation, Conflict of Interest, and Liability, as well as numerous chapters and articles in national and international law, policy, science, medicine and bioethics journals. He has been consulted widely by national and international organizations and has presented in the area of his expertise before a variety of parliamentary committees. He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Health Research of the Pan American Health Organization. In the last five years, he was a member of two expert panels of the Council of Canadian Academies: one on access to health data, the other on advance requests and medical assistance in dying.