Academic title(s): Principal Investigator Franco A. Carnevale is a nurse, psychologist and clinical ethicist. He completed his undergraduate nursing degree, and three master's degrees in nursing, education, and bioethics, as well as a doctorate in counseling psychology at McGill University. He also completed a master’s degree in philosophy at Université de Sherbrooke and a second doctorate in moral philosophy at Université Laval. In addition, he completed graduate studies in health law, anthropology, and cultural psychiatry. Dr. Carnevale's primary research interests include a wide range of concerns in pediatric ethics. Dr. Carnevale is the founder and principal investigator for VOICE (i.e., Views On Interdisciplinary Childhood Ethics); a McGill-based international initiative to advance knowledge and practices relating to ethical concerns in childhood. Dr. Carnevale’s current academic appointments include (all at McGill University): Full Professor, Ingram School of Nursing; Associate Member, Faculty of Medicine (Pediatrics); Adjunct Professor, Counselling Psychology; Affiliate Member, Biomedical Ethics Unit. His clinical appointments include: Co-Chair of the Pediatric Ethics Committee, Nursing Advisor, and Associate Member of Pediatric Critical Care, all at the Montreal Children's Hospital-McGill University Health Centre; as well as Clinical Ethicist for Child, Adolescent and Family Services at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and Clinical Ethics Consultant at Le Phare, Enfants et Familles (pediatric hospice and respite care). Link to personal page
Research areas: Bioethics, Nursing, Psychology
Academic title(s): Project Manager Crystal Noronha is the project manager for the VOICE (Views On Interdisciplinary Childhood Ethics) project since April 2014. She is also coordinator for the McGill Qualitative Health Research group and the Pediatric Palliative Care Research group. She graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University. Her Master's thesis examined oral complications in children with cancer and their impact on quality of life. Her research interest in children and health led her to continue to work in this area. As Research Assistant, she is working on ethical aspects in pediatric medicine and in several other areas with Dr. Franco Carnevale. As project manager, she is the go-to person for the team managing budgets and various project activities.
Research areas: Bioethics