Dr. Matthew Grellette is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at McMaster University. He leads the “Innovation & Emerging Technologies” pillar of research at the Institute on Ethics & Policy for Innovation (IEPI).
Matthew’s work with IEPI aims to support global health projects that make an immediate and measurable difference in the lives of people around the world. His research interests include the ethics of emerging technology, as well as global health governance, environmental philosophy, and legal and political philosophy. His current research is aimed at improving ethical and regulatory frameworks for the assessment of emerging technologies.
Matthew has an extensive background in the teaching of ethics, as well as legal and political theory. Currently, he teaches global health ethics, which combines his passion for teaching with his research interests, and he is involved in the development of IEPI’s new global health ethics pedagogical paradigm: Ethical, Social, Cultural (ESC) Thinking.
Matthew holds a PhD in Philosophy from McMaster University and a Master’s in the Study of Law from the University of Toronto. He also studied jurisprudence at Oxford University’s School of Law and has a certificate in Global Health from the University of Malawi.
Session 1 of the Unsettled Ethical Issues in Gene Drive Research Panel Discussion Series co-hosted by IEPI & FNIH’s GeneConvene Global Collaborative