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Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy
Professor, Faculty of Medicine
Office: 1379 Seymour Street
Phone: (902) 494-2873
Bioethics, Applied Ethics, Feminist Philosophy
Professor Baylis publishes extensively on ethical issues relevant to women's reproductive health, researchinvolving humans and novel technologies. Her current research focuses on innovative, responsible and accountable bioethics, with a view to developing and promoting ethical policy in the fields of health, science and biotechnology.
PhD, Philosophy (specialization in Bioethics), University of Western Ontario, 1989
MA, Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, 1984BA (First Class Honours), Political Science, McGill University, 1983
BOOKS (past five years)
Baylis, F., & McLeod, C. (Eds). (forthcoming 2013) Family-making: Contemporary ethical challenges Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Baylis, F., Hoffmaster, B., Sherwin S., & Borgerson K. (Eds). (forthcoming 2012) Health care ethics in Canada (3rd ed.) Toronto: Nelson.
Nisker, J., Baylis, F., Karpin I., McLeod C., & Mykitiuk R. (Eds.). (2010) The ‘healthy’ embryo: Social, biomedical, legal and philosophical perspectives Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS (past five years)
Baylis F. (forthcoming) “I am who I am”: On the perceived threats to personal identity from deep brain stimulation. Neuroethics DOI: 10.1007/s12152-011-9137-1
Steenbeek, A., MacDonald, N., Baylis, F., Downie, J. & Appleton, M. (forthcoming) Ill-informed Consent? A Content Analysis of Physical Risk Disclosure in Canadian School-Based HPV Vaccine Programs Public Health Nursing
Bretzner, F., Gilbert, F., Baylis, F. & Brownstone, R. (2011) Target Populations for First-In-Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Spinal Cord InjuryCell Stem Cell 8(5), 468-475. DOI 10.1016/j.stem.2011.04.012
Kaposy, C. & Baylis, F. (2010) Ethical evidence-based guidelines for contraceptive use in research.IRB:Ethics & Human Research 32(5), 1-9.
Crozier, G. & Baylis, F. (2010) The ethical physician encounters international medical travel.Journal of Medical Ethics 36(5), 297-301. DOI:10.1136/ard.2009.032789
Baylis, F. & Kaposy, C. (2010) Wanted: Inclusive guidelines for research involving pregnant women.Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 32(5), 473-476.
Kenny, N., Sherwin, S., & Baylis F. (2010) Revisioning public health ethics: A relational perspective.Canadian Journal of Public Health 101(1), 9-11.
Baylis, F. & Krahn T. (2009) The trouble with embryos.Science Studies 22(2), 31-54.
Baylis, F. (2009) For love or money: The saga of Korean women who provided eggs for embryonic stem cell research.Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 30(5), 385-396. DOI: 10.1007/s11017-009-9118-0
Baylis, F. (2009) “Babies with some animal DNA in them”: A woman’s choice?International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 2(2), 75-96.
Baylis, F. & Herder M. (2009). Policy design for human embryo research in Canada: An analysis. Part 2 of 2Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6(3), 351-365. DOI: 10.1007/s11673-009-9145-6
Baylis, F. (2009) The HFEA public consultation process on hybrids and chimeras: informed, effective and meaningful?Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 19(1), 41-62. DOI: 10.1353/ken.0.0273
Baylis, F. & Herder M. (2009). Policy design for human embryo research in Canada: A history. Part 1 of 2Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6(1), 109-122. DOI: 10.1007/s11673-009-9135-8
Fenton, A., Meynell, L. & Baylis, F. (2009). Ethical challenges and interpretive difficulties with nonclinical applications of pediatric fMRI.American Journal of Bioethics 9(1), 3-13. (33% contribution) DOI: 10.1080/15265160802617829
Baylis, F. (2008). Animal eggs for stem cell research: A path not worth taking.American Journal of Bioethics 8(12), 18-32. DOI: 10.1080/15265160802559161 Adapted and reprinted as: Humanesque embryos. Nisker, J., Baylis, F., Karpin I., McLeod C., & Mykitiuk R. (Eds.). (2010) The healthy embryo: Social, biomedical, legal and philosophical perspectives (pp. 84-96) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Baylis, F., Kenny S., & Sherwin S. (2008). A relational account of public health ethics.Public Health Ethics. 1(3), 196-209. DOI:10.1093/phe/phn025
Viirre, E., Baylis, F., & Downie, J. (2008). Promises and perils of cognitive performance tools: A dialogue.Technology 11, Supplement 1, 9-25. (33% contribution) DOI: 10.3727/107292408786938853 Reprinted in: Giordano J. (Ed.). (in press: 2011) Advances in Neurotechnology: Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues. CRC, Boca Raton.
Baylis, F. & McLeod, C. (2007). The stem cell debate continues: The buying and selling of eggs for research.Journal of Medical Ethics, 33, 726-731. DOI:10.1136/jme.2007.022129
McLeod, C., & Baylis, F. (2007). Donating fresh versus frozen embryos to stem cell research: In whose interests?Bioethics, 21, 465-477. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2007.00592.x (50% contribution) Reprinted in: (2009) Nisker, J., Baylis, F., Karpin I., McLeod C., & Mykitiuk R. (Eds.). (Forthcoming 2009) The healthy embryo: Social, biomedical, legal and philosophical perspectives (pp. 171-186). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Giacomini, M., Baylis, F., & Robert, J. S. (2007). Banking on it: Public policy and the ethics of stem cell research and development.Social Science & Medicine, 65, 1490-1500. (33% contribution) DOI:10.1016/j.socscimed.2007.05.021
Baylis, F. & McInnes, C. (2007). Women at risk: Embryonic and fetal stem cell research in Canada.McGill Journal of Law and Health. 1, 53-67.
Baylis, F. & Fenton, A. (2007). Chimera research and stem cell therapies for human neurodegenerative disorders.Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 16, 195-208. DOI:10.1017/S0963180107070211
BOOK CHAPTERS (past five years)
Kaposy, C., & Baylis, F. (forthcoming). Ethical issues in pregnancy and reproduction. In J. Storch, P. Rodney & R. Starzomski (Eds).Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice, 2nd Edition. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada.
Baylis, F., & Herder, M. (forthcoming). Guidelines and law relating to human embryo research in Canada. In S. Dodds, & R. A. Ankeny (Eds).Big picture bioethics: Developing democratic policy in contested domains.
Baylis, F. (forthcoming). Gene-environment interaction: The gulf between what we know and what we do. In L.Maheu & R. MacDonald (Eds).Facing modern genetics challenges. McGill Queen’s Press.
Baylis, F. (2011). The selfin situ: A relational account of personal identity. In J. Downie & J. Llewellyn (Eds). Relational theory and health law and policy. Vancouver, Toronto: UBC Press, 109-131.
Baylis F. (2010) Creating humanesque embryos. In J. Nisker, F. Baylis, I. Karpin, C.,McLeod & R. Mykitiuk (Eds).The “healthy” embryo: Social, biomedical, legal and philosophical perspectives. Cambridge University Press. [amended version of Animal eggs for stem cell research: A path not worth taking. American Journal of Bioethics 8(12), 18-32.]
Baylis, F. (2008). Global norms in bioethics: Problems and prospects. In R.M., Green, A. Donovan, & S. A. Jauss (Eds.).Global bioethics: Issues of conscience for the twenty-first century (pp. 323-339). New York: Oxford University Press.
Baylis, F., Rodgers, S., & Young, D. (2008). Ethical dilemmas in the care of pregnant women: Rethinking 'maternal fetal conflicts'. In P. A. Singer & A.M. Viens (Eds.),The Cambridge textbook of bioethics (pp. 97-103). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Baylis, F. (2007). Of courage, honor, and integrity. In L.A. Eckenwiler, & F.G. Cohn (Eds.),The ethics of bioethics:Mapping the moral landscape (pp. 193-204). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
ACTIVE RESEACH GRANTS
Impact Ethics: Making a Difference (2011-2018)
A Comparative Study of Assisted Human Reproduction Patients’ Views about the Donation of Eggs and
Embryos for Scientific and Clinical Research (2011-2014)
Let Conscience be their Guide? Conscientious Refusals in Reproductive Health Care (2010-2013)
States of Mind: Emerging Issues in Neuroethics (2006-2011)