Nicole Palmour


Dr. Nicole Palmour is a researcher and scholar with a focus on the ethical, legal and social implications of the application of genomic data in health care. She has a background in biology, holds a BA in psychology, an MA in forensic psychology and a PhD in human genetics. Currently, she is an academic associate at the Centre of Genomics Policy, where her research targets the ethical implications of intersex health care, genetics, epigenetics, and data sharing. She also has and interests in the equity impacts that racial, forensic DNA profiling, has on genetic discrimination and other privacy concerns. As a guest lecturer at McGill’s Department of Human Genetics, she engages with students looking to gain a nuanced understanding of the impact of novel genomic, genetic, and epigenetic technologies on society and healthcare.