Victoria Seavilleklein, PhD, is a Clinical Ethicist in Alberta Health Services’ Central Zone and a Clinical Lecturer with the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre. Prior to working with AHS, she was the Ethicist & Policy Director with the Provincial Health Ethics Network.
Victoria holds a PhD in Philosophy, specializing in Bioethics, from Dalhousie University, an MA in Philosophy (Ethics) from the University of Calgary, and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Victoria. She completed a clinical practicum in multiple health centres in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a doctoral fellowship in Ethics of Health Research and Policy through the Canadian Institute of Health Research, and a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics at the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto.
Her work in research ethics includes drafting the ethics framework for the 2nd edition of the Canadian Tri-Council Policy Statement on the Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and developing common consent form templates for the Harmonization initiative of the Alberta Research Ethics Boards. Victoria is currently a member of the Research Ethics Review Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and the elected Western representative on the Board of the Canadian Bioethics Society.
Seavilleklein, V. (2009). Challenging the Rhetoric of Choice in Prenatal Screening. Bioethics, 23(1), 68-77.