Michael Goodyear is an Assistant Professor
in Dalhousie University's Department of Medicine, whose main activities
are in responsible human research governance, particularly ethical
aspects of research, and the sociology of marginalisation.
Dr Goodyear received his BMedSc (Hons) and MBBS (Hons) from Monash University
(Melbourne, Australia). He has
fellowships in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology from the Royal Australasian
College of Physicians, the Royal
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the American College
He has been an active clinical researcher
in cancer medicine (oncology) with a particular interest in the design
and administration of clinical trials, and monitors quality control for
two NIH funded cooperative groups. He has been active in promoting the
integration of ethical review in human research from its inception. Most
recently his work has been on developing a culture of transparency and
accountability in research.
Other interests include a longstanding
involvement in women’s health and studies, including family planning,
social justice and ethics, and the problems associated with those on the
margins of society. He has been active in identifying social determinants
of marginalisation. He is also written on leadership and conflict in the
workplace, and in health care.