Chief of Research
William Osler Health System
Dr. Heslegrave is currently the Corporate Chief of Research at the William Osler Health System in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he is establishing a research program with international partnerships. Previously, he was a Senior Scientist at the University Health Network where he provided ethics oversight for Canada’s largest biomedical research facility.
Recently he was appointed as the Inaugural Executive Director for Clinical Trials Ontario supported by the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation to make the Province of Ontario a preferred location for global clinical trials.
He established the governance structure, its mandate, a 5-year strategic plan, and acquired funding support this initiative. Dr. Heslegrave has chaired Research Ethics Boards for over 25 years.
He has consulted to NIH, Oxford, Wellcome Trust and the Vietnam Ministry of Health and been an invited speaker at international meetings in India, Korea, Saudi Arabia and China in the last 2 years.