Timothy Caulfield Bio

Timothy Caulfield



Timothy Caulfield is a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. He has an Bachelor of Law (LL.B) from the University of Alberta and a Master’s of Law (LL.M) from Dalhousie University. He has won numerous academic and writing awards and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Trudeau Foundation and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He is also a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy.


His interdisciplinary research on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, the public representations of science and health policy issues have allowed him to publish over 350 academic articles. He contributes frequently for the popular press and is the author of two national bestsellers: The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness and Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash. Caulfield also has a strong social media presence and is the host and co-producer of the documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.


Timothy is a Knowledge User on the grant. His contribution to the network will be informing work on ethical and legal considerations and public representatives data on point.