Judy Illes

Degrees / Credentials



Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

UBC Distinguished University Scholar
UBC Distinguished Professor in Neuroethics
Canada Research Chair, Neuroethics (2007–2021)
Director, Neuroethics Canada


Full Member

Contact Info

Mailing Address
National Core for Neuroethics
Koerner S124 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5

Research Information

Dr. Illes’ research, teaching and service focus on ethical, legal, social and policy challenges at the intersection of the brain sciences and biomedical ethics. This includes empirical inquiry and the development of evidence-based guidance for advanced neurotechnology, prediction of neurologic disease, neurodegeneration and regenerative medicine, neurodevelopment, international and cross-cultural challenges in brain research, medical decision-making, and the commercialization of health and well-being.