Ireh Iyioha

Irehobhude O. Iyioha (‘Ireh Iyioha’), LLB (Hons), BL, LLM, PhD is Assistant Adjunct Professor of Health Law, Ethics and Policy at the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre (JDHEC), Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta and Health Professions Policy Consultant/Senior Policy Analyst (Legislation and Regulation), with the Government of Alberta’s Health Ministry (Alberta Health, Canada). Before taking up these positions, she was a Visiting Academic at JDHEC and a health law expert on the University of Alberta, Stollery Children’s Hospital and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute Clinical Ethics Committee. Prior to joining the University of Alberta, she was an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario while holding an Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Postdoctoral Research Award. Ireh took up these positions after serving as a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia. She obtained a Master of Laws degree from the University of Toronto where she was a Fellow of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and PhD in law from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Ireh is the recipient of over thirty national and international academic awards including the World Congress on Medical Law Award – a worldwide honour for best student research and presentation – received in the final year of her PhD studies and the First Atlantic Bank Prize for Contribution to Peace and Academic Development at the University of Benin, Nigeria. Amongst several prizes and honours awarded for her LLB degree, Ireh received the Dean’s Prize for Best Graduating Student in Academic Performance and the Vice-Chancellor’s prestigious recognition as the Valedictorian for six graduating faculties of the University of Benin, Nigeria. While Ireh has guest-lectured and taught health law and business law courses, she researches and writes primarily on health law, ethics and policy with a focus on health systems governance, health professions regulation, medical negligence and medical pluralism. Some of her publications explore the boundaries of health law and other fields such as immigration, patents and biotechnology, and social and legal theory. Her work has appeared in Canadian and international journals, and she has an entry in the Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health. Ireh’s work has been cited in a Submission before the Joint Standing Committee on Migration (Inquiry into the Treatment of Disability) in Australia and included in the Reading Lists of educational institutions in Canada and the United States. She is the co-editor of Comparative Health Law and Policy: Critical Perspectives on Nigerian and Global Health Law (Ashgate, January 2015 - Forthcoming). Ireh is a regular public speaker and has presented her research at numerous international conferences in North America as well as in Western and Eastern Europe.

New book release - Comparative Health Law and Policy, edited by Irehobhude O. Iyioha, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre and Remigius N. Nwabueze, University of Southampton, UK.
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