Jocelyn Downie holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy. She is a professor in the Faculties of Law and Medicine and a faculty associate of the Health Law Institute at Dalhousie University. She has an honours B.A. and an M.A. from Queenâ€™s University, an M. Litt from the University of Cambridge, and LL.B. from the University of Toronto, and an LL.M. and S.J.D. from the University of Michigan. Prior to her graduate work in law, she clerked for Chief Justice Lamer at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Professor Downieâ€™s research interests include assisted death, the governance of research involving humans, and womenâ€™s health law and policy. Her current work is geared to contributing to the academic literature and affecting change in health law, policy, and practice.