Senior Director, Research Ethics
Unity Health Toronto Providence St. Joseph's and St. Michael's Healthcare
Sharon began her career as a researcher with the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). She was instrumental in the development of the NWT Cancer Registry. Subsequently, Sharon became the Health Statistician for the GNWT.
In 2000, Sharon joined the University Health Network in Toronto as a Research Assistant responsible for recruitment and data collection on a large multi-centre study. It was then that Sharon became interested in the emerging field of research ethics. In 2003, Sharon joined St. Michael’s Hospital in the newly created role of Research Ethics Coordinator. In 2010 Sharon was appointed Director of the Research Ethics Office.
Sharon has been involved with Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB), and served as President from 2010-2012.
Sharon was an expert witness at the Senate hearings on Canada’s Clinical Trial Infrastructure, and participated in the Canadian General Standards Board development of standards for REBs reviewing clinical trials.
Sharon served as Chair of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) External Advisory Committee for the Streamlining of Health Research Ethics Review. Sharon is also a member of the Clinical Trials Ontario Research Ethics Advisory Group and of the Canadian Clinical Trials Coordinating Centre Advisory Group.
Tuesday, November 19
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM