Christine Jamieson, PhD

Christine Jamieson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. Her specialization is in social ethics and bioethics. She explores foundational issues concerning human identity and human dignity through various lenses. She has done extensive research for Health Canada on ethical and social issues concerning genetic technology, stem cell research and research involving human subjects. Elsewhere, she has probed foundational questions in relation to end of life issues such as euthanasia, care of the frail elderly, and withholding and withdrawal of treatment. She is currently involved in research with the Centre for Clinical Ethics in Toronto exploring values conflict and values integration in the hospital setting. Her research draws on the work of Canadian theologian and philosopher Bernard Lonergan and psychoanalyst and linguist, Julia Kristeva. Her recently published book is titled: Christian Ethics and the Crisis of Gender Violence: Exploring Kristeva’s Reading of Religion, Culture and the Human Psyche.