Adrian Thorogood, BCL, LLB, LLM
Academic Associate



Adrian Thorogood (B.A.&Sc., B.C.L.&LL.B., LL.M.) is a lawyer and Academic Associate at the Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) at McGill University. His legal research focuses on how genomic sequencing platforms, information and networking technologies, open science practices, and patient empowerment movements are disrupting biomedical research and health care. He is also the Regulatory and Ethics Manager of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, a public-private consortium that develops standards to enable responsible genomic data exchange. In this position, he leads the development of international policy frameworks addressing consent, privacy and security, and coordinated research oversight. Adrian completed his LL.M. at the University of Toronto. His thesis proposed strategies to overcome incompatibilities between legal systems that hinder international health research. He holds a joint common law / civil law degree from McGill University. While at law school, he was editor-in-chief of the McGill Journal of Law and Health. Before entering law, Adrian obtained a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University with a double major in health economics and biomedical sciences, and worked as an epidemiology researcher and clinical trial coordinator.

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