October 15, 2013
Dr. Susan Sherwin is a University Research Professor Emerita in the departments of Philosophy and Gender and Women’s Studies at Dalhousie University and has served as Chair of the university’s Department of Philosophy.
Dr. Sherwin graduated with a BA (Hons.) in Mathematics and Philosophy, from York University in Toronto, and obtained her PhD in Philosophy from Stanford University in California. She was a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Moral Problems of Medicine Project Case at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Internationally, Dr. Sherwin is considered one of the world’s foremost feminist scholars working in bioethics and she has served on committees for numerous organizations such as the Royal College Ethics and Equity Committee; Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) as a member of the Standing Committee on Ethics; UNESCO; Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR); Health Canada on the Advisory Group on Reproductive and Genetic Technologies, and the Chief Public Health Officer’s Ethics Advisory Committee for the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Dr. Sherwin is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1999) and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2007). In 2006, she won the Killam Prize in Humanities and the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Bioethics Society. Dr. Sherwin has published journal articles, book chapters and books, including: No Longer Patient: Feminist Ethics and Health Care (1992) and The Politics of Women’s Health: Exploring Agency and Autonomy (1998, with the Feminist Health Care Ethics Research Network).