Claudia Barned, PhD

Claudia is a Clinical and Organizational Ethics Fellow at the Centre for Clinical Ethics – Unity Health Toronto. Prior to this, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit (PHERU) at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (IRCM) where her research explored the voluntary aspects  aspects of decision-making in the context of addiction.  As an associate member of the PHERU,she is still actively involved in research and dissemination on this topic.  Claudia earned her PhD in Applied Social Psychology from the University of Guelph.  During her doctoral years, she focused on two topics:  1) cultural constructions of health and beauty and 2) the ethical, legal and social implications of involving children with inflammatory bowel disease in long-term biomedical research.   As a Clinical Ethics Fellow, her research now focuses on intersectionality and healthcare ethics, with an emphasis on race and gender justice in healthcare.  This includes a special focus on the importance of incorporating intersectionality theory as practice into healthcare ethics consultations.