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Policy and Research

Director of Research

Timothy Caulfield

Timothy Caulfield has been Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta, since 1993.  In 2001, he received a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy.  He is also a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health.  Over the past several years, he has been involved in a variety of interdisciplinary research endeavours that have allowed him to publish over one hundred and fifty articles and book chapters.  He is a Senior Health Scholar with the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, the Principal Investigator for Genome Canada project on the regulation of genomic technologies, the theme leader in the Stem Cell Network and the Advanced Foods and Materials Network (National Centres of Excellence) and have several projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  Professor Caulfield is and has been involved with a number of national policy and research ethics committees, including Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee and Genome Canada's Science Advisory Committee and the Royal Society of Canada's Expert Panel on the Future of Food Biotechnology (2001).  He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Legal Research Assistant

Mandy Woodland

Mandy WoodlandMandy was admitted to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2007 having completed her LL.B from Dalhousie University in 2006 with a specialization in Health Law and Policy. Prior to attending law school, Mandy studied science and medical research and obtained her Bachelor of Science (Biology) at Memorial University in 1998 and a Certificate in Criminology from Memorial University in 2001.

She is an associate in the St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer and her practice focuses on commercial and civil litigation. Mandy also practices in the areas of intellectual property and technology law, health law, maritime law and administrative law.

In December 2006, Mandy lectured at the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University on “Issues of Intellectual Property in an Academic Research Setting”. Since 1999 she has delivered periodic health or law related presentations and authored or co-authored a number research papers. In 2006, she authored a Directed Research Paper entitled “Lost in the public/private debate – regulation of existing private health care clinics”.

Mandy has received many awards and achievements in her relatively young career and also finds time to volunteer with the Habitat for Humanity and the Canadian Diabetes Association.