Dr. Judy Illes, O.C., Distinguished Scholar in Neuroethics, University of British Columbia Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics

Dr. Illes’ research, teaching and outreach initiatives are devoted to ethical, legal, social and policy challenges at the intersection of the brain sciences and biomedical ethics. She writes frequently for the Vancouver Sun and The Conversation Canada, and hosts community outreach activities covering challenging ethical problems related to biomedicine and the brain. Dr. Illes is also co-lead of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy of the International Brain Initiative, and sits on numerous advisory boards, including the Institute for Neuroscience Mental Health and Addiction of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She is a member of the Royal Society    of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as the International Women’s Forum. Her latest books, a series on Developments in Neuroethics and Bioethics, feature pain, global mental health, do-it-yourself brain devices, and neuro-law.