Ma’n H. Zawati (LL.B., LL.M.) is a lawyer and the Academic Coordinator of the Centre of Genomics and Policy at McGill University. He is also an Associate Member of the Biomedical Ethics Unit at McGill University. His research focuses on the legal and ethical aspects of biobanking as well as the legal duties and liability of health care professionals in both the clinical and research settings.
He has published numerous articles on issues such as access to genomic databases, the return of research results/incidental findings in genomic research, the legal liability of physicians and the closure of biobanks. Mr. Zawati has also presented on these topics in Canada and internationally and is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Montreal, McGill University and the Université de Sherbrooke.
He is currently a lecturer at the University of Montreal, having taught Biological Sciences Law (DRT3802G) and Civil Liability (DRT1222G) courses. He is also Chief Tutor of the SGS Ethical Issues in Genetics (Basis of Medicine – Unit 8) at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine. Mr. Zawati sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Bioethics Society, representing Eastern Canada (Quebec) and is a legal representative on the research ethics committee of the Montreal General Hospital.