Timothy Caulfield

Professor, BSc (Alberta), LL.B. (Alberta), LL.M. (Dalhousie), CM, FRSC, FCAHS,Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy; Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health; and Research Director, Health Law Institute

Faculty of Law
Law Centre

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 was the Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy for over 20 years (2002 - 2023). His interdisciplinary research on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, the public representations of science, and public health policy has allowed him to publish almost 400 academic articles. He has won numerous academic, science communication, and writing awards, and is a Member of the Order Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He contributes frequently to the popular press and is the author of two national bestsellers: The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness (Penguin 2012) and Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash (Penguin 2015). His most recent book is Relax, Dammit!: A User’s Guide to the Age of Anxiety (Penguin Random House, 2020). Caulfield is also the co-founder of the science engagement initiative #ScienceUpFirst and was the host and co-producer of the award-winning documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, which has been shown in over 60 countries, including streaming on Netflix in North America.

TV Show: A User
Relax Dammit
Book: The Vaccination Project
Book: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?
Book: The Cure For Everything

Speaking and media work: Through my publisher, Penguin Random House Canada, I work with the speakers bureau, Speakers' Spotlight. Example clients from the past few years, include: Seven Oaks General Hospital Foundation, BC Rural Doctors Conference, Advancing Women in Agriculture, Agronomy Academy Winfield Canada, Canadian Health Libraries Association, Alberta's Primary Cares Networks, Canadian Nuclear Association, Ontario Agri Business Association, Dietitians of Canada, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, Hamilton Health Sciences, Ag West Bio, Canadian Nurses Association, York Region Public Health, Farm and Food Care, Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Canadian Network of Association of Regulators Conference, Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute, and Own the Podium SPIN Sport Summit. Please see my CV for a comprehensive list of my academic and public lectures. I also work with Peacock Alley Entertainment on various projects, including hosting and producing A User's Guide to Cheating Death.

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