Bernard Dickens

LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D. (Law-Criminology), LL.D. (Medical Jurisprudence) (London), a member of the English Bar and the Ontario Bar, is the Dr. William M. Scholl Professor Emeritus of Health Law and Policy in the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. He is also Chair of Health Canada’s Research Ethics Board and a Member of its Science Advisory Board. He is legal articles co-editor of the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, co-editor of ethical and legal issues of the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and a member of editorial boards of several journals including the American Journal of Law and Medicine and Medicine and Law. He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, and is a former Society President. He is now a member of the Board of Governors of the World Association for Medical Law, and an Association Vice President. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Professor Dickens’s writing includes about three hundred and eighty publications, including books, chapters in books, articles and reports, primarily in the field of medical and health law. His most recent book, co-authored with Rebecca J. Cook and Mahmoud F. Fathalla, Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics and Law, was published in 2003 by Oxford University Press.

Competing Interests/Conflicts of Interest: None to declare in the past year.