Kathleen Hammond

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Assistant Professor Faculty of Law Toronto, Ontario kathleen.hammond@ryerson.ca

Bio/Research

Katie Hammond is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at Ryerson University. Prior to joining the Faculty, she was a postdoctoral fellow with the Research Group on Health and Law at McGill University’s Faculty of Law and a visiting fellow with the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law and Pol...

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Bio/Research

Katie Hammond is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at Ryerson University. Prior to joining the Faculty, she was a postdoctoral fellow with the Research Group on Health and Law at McGill University’s Faculty of Law and a visiting fellow with the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law and Policy at Harvard University’s Faculty of Law. She holds a JD and a BCL from McGill University Law School. She completed an MPhil in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies and a PhD in Legal Sociology at the University of Cambridge where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar and a Commonwealth Scholar.

Hammond’s research spans across health law and policy, science and technology law, and gender and families. Her research explores the dilemmas – legal and otherwise – that are posed in the wake of new medical technologies and their resulting markets. In particular, she specializes in the area of assisted reproductive technologies (including egg, sperm and embryo donation, surrogacy and egg freezing) and new genetic testing technologies. Her work aims to address these dilemmas by exploring how legal concepts should evolve with our rapidly changing society, and how we can take a more people-oriented approach to law-making.

Hammond has held a number of fellowships, including with the Brocher Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland, the Embryo Project at the Center for Biology and Society at Arizona State University, and with the Marine Biological History Project in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. She has been involved with policy development in the area of reproduction for organizations such as the World Health Organization, where she was involved with organizing, and participated in the consultation for the WHO’s first ever glossary and guidelines on infertility.


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mgrady@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 7161

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Media Relations

Michelle Grady
Media Relations Officer
mgrady@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 7161

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