Dr. Judy Illes, C.M., P.h.D.
Professor of Neurology, Distinguished University Scholar and UBC Distinguished Scholar in Neuroethics, University of British Columbia
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 as Vice Chair of the Institute for Neuroscience Mental Health and Addiction of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She is a Director-at-Large of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of 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, neurolaw, and neuroarchitecture.