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Gordon DuVal


Phone:613-520-2600 x 4585
Office:5110C Human Computer Interaction Bldg

Gordon DuVal is the director of Carleton’s Office of Research Ethics. Prior to joining Carleton, DuVal spent 25 years researching and teaching health law, research ethics and medical ethics at the Joint Centre for Bioethics and faculties of Law and Medicine at the University of Toronto, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and the American University College of Law in Washington, D.C.

“Carleton is home to a wealth of expertise in Indigenous peoples’ issues and practices,” says DuVal. “With respect to research, our challenge is to ensure that Indigenous peoples’ research is conducted with respect for their unique histories, cultures and traditions.”

DuVal graduated from the University of Calgary with a master’s degree in Philosophy (Ethics) and from the University of Toronto with JD and SJD degrees with a specialty in Health Law and Medical Ethics. He was a fellow at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.

As a researcher in research ethics, bioethics and health law, DuVal has published in a variety of peer-reviewed medical, law and bioethics journals. He has served on a number of expert panels as an adviser on ethics and research ethics.