Katie is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Research Group on Health and Law at McGill University’s Faculty of Law and a visiting scholar with the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law and Policy at Harvard University’s Faculty of Law.
Her research interests are in health and family law, medical and legal sociology, bioethics, and gender. Her research explores infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, and their resulting markets and regulation. In particular, she specializes in the areas of egg, sperm and embryo donation, surrogacy, and egg freezing.
Katie is an interdisciplinary scholar. Her work reflects her training in law, sociology and gender studies. She completed her PhD in Sociology with the Reproductive Sociology Research Group at the University of Cambridge as a Commonwealth Trust scholar, and an MPhil in Gender Studies (also cantab) as a Gates Cambridge scholar. She also holds Civil and Common law degrees from McGill University Law School. She has held a number of fellowships, including with the Fondation Brocher in Geneva, Switzerland, the Embryo Project at the Center for Biology and Society at Arizona State University, and with the Marine Biological History Project in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. She has been involved with policy development in the area of reproduction for organizations such as the World Health Organization, where she was involved with organizing, and participated in the consultation for the WHO’s first ever glossary and guidelines on infertility.