Françoise Baylis, CM, ONS is University Research Professor at Dalhousie University. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Professor Baylis has an extensive publication record that spans many topics, including the role of bioethics consultants, women's health, research involving pregnant women, human embryo research, and novel technologies. At the center of her research lie questions of social justice as these concern our responsibilities to future generations. Her work challenges readers to think broadly and deeply about the direction of health research and technology. She recently co-edited Bioethics in action (2017), Clinical research involving pregnant women (2016) and Family-making: Contemporary ethics challenges (2014).
Baylis has testified before Senate and House Standing Committees on a range of topics and she has participated in various educational events for Members of Parliament. She has held three Governor-in-Council appointments as a member of the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee (1999-2001), the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2001-2004), and the Board of Directors of Assisted Human Reproduction Canada (2006-2010).