James A. AndersonJames A. Anderson, PhD
Bioethicist, The Hospital for Sick Children

Email: ja.anderson@utoronto.ca email


James Anderson is a Bioethicist for The Hospital for Sick Children. Prior to joining SickKids, he was a Bioethicist at Trillium Health Parnters and Holland Bloorview, and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics with the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics.


James holds a PhD in Philosophy (2007), a Master’s in Philosophy (2002) and a Master’s in Health Administration (2001) all from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. He received his BA (Hons) in Philosophy from McGill University (1998). Previously, James was a Senior Research Associate in the National Core for Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Biomedical Ethics Unit at McGill University.


James’ research focuses primarily on four areas of research ethics broadly conceived: conceptual foundations of research ethics, translational research ethics, disaster research ethics, and the administration and evaluation of research ethics activities (and of bioethics practice more generally).