B.A., History and Philosophy of Science, University of British Columbia, 2009
M.A., Bioethics, New York University, 2010
Areas of Research/Interest:
Agricultural policy and ethics, food ethics, food access and equity, food labeling.
A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Shauna’s interest in food access and equity stems originally from a commitment to the right to health. Shauna’s graduate studies in Bioethics attempted to ground a moral right to healthful and affordable food.
Canadian Bioethics Society Center for Food & Justice
Henry and Lucy Moses Fellow, Center for Bioethics, New York University, 2009
Nep, S., O’Doherty, K.O. (Forthcoming). “Understanding public calls for labeling of GM foods: Analysis of public deliberation on GM salmon.” Society and Natural Resources.
Current Research Projects
Shauna is currently running focus groups with students of the Los Angeles Unified School District in order to develop and implement strategies to improve school food and implement nutrition policies on specific campuses.
Current Research Presentations
Nep, S. Beyond the Labeling Debate: Public Perceptions on GM Foods and the Hypothetical Introduction of GM Salmon into the Market, Fishing and Farming Marine Iconic Species in the Genomics Era: Cod and Salmon, St. Andrews, NB, Canada, May 28, 2009.
Nep, S. Perspectives on the Use and Governance of New Reproductive Technologies: The Case of Israel, National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, Mar 13th, 2009.
Secko, D., O’Doherty, K., Burgess, M., Nep, S., & Niemeyer, S., Consensus Formation in Deliberation: The Case of Informed Consent in Biobanking, International GE3LS Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Apr 28-30, 2008.
Director of Community and Innovation, Goldhirsh Foundation