A longtime feminist researcher and activist, Alana Cattapan is a postdoctoral fellow at Novel Tech Ethics in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. Her research focuses on women's reproductive health and public policy, identifying links between the state, biotechnology, and the expanding market in human reproductive capacity. Her postdoctoral research examines the role of patient groups in policy making related to the public funding of in vitro fertilization in Canada.
Alana also works on a number of collaborative projects including work on the consumption of intimate labours, the regulation of embryo research, and the effects of environmental exposures to household chemicals on intergenerational reproductive health. Her work is published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and the Canadian Journal of Law and Society.
Good eggs? Evaluating consent forms for egg donation
Journal of Medical Ethics [March 7, 2016]
Why Ontario's IVF funding structure is not the answer
tvo.org [October 26, 2015]
For Love or Money: The 'Shortage' of Canadian Sperm Donors
Impact Ethics: Making a Difference in Bioethics [April 24, 2015]
Notions of Reproductive Harm in Canadian Law: Addressing Exposures to Household Chemicals as Reproductive Torts
Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law, 1.1 
Risky Business: Surrogacy, Egg Donation, and the Politics of Exploitation
Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 29.3 [June 20, 2014]