Panel Members

Nancy Walton

Dr. Nancy Walton is the Associate Dean, Student Affairs in the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, and an Associate Professor in school of nursing at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU). She previously served as Director of the School of Nursing, as Director of eLearning, and as the Chair of the TMU Research Ethics Board (REB) for nearly ten years.  

Dr. Walton served for six years as the Chair of the Women's College Hospital REB and is currently Deputy Chair of the Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada’s REB. She has also served as Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister in the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities in 2016-17.

She has a PhD in Nursing with completion of the Collaborative Program in Bioethics from the University of Toronto (2003). She has published and presented on priority setting and decision-making in cardiac surgery, research ethics board composition, ethical and legal considerations in research on children and adolescents as well as the ethical concerns in the use of new mobile technologies in health care. She is the Canadian author of the textbook, “Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing” (3rd edition).

Dr. Walton was a longstanding member with expertise in ethics on the REB at the Hospital for Sick Children, a founding member of the Ontario College of Art and Design University REB, and remains an ad hoc member of the TMU University REB. In 2016, she as the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB).

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