Mark C McLeod is a research associate with Impact Ethics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. NTE: Impact Ethics is an interdisciplinary research team that does research at the intersection of health, bioethics, and public policy. McLeod previously worked as a policy analyst at the Assisted Human Reproduction Implementation Office (AHRIO) of Health Canada. He developed and identified policy-related issues concerning assisted human reproduction and other related biological sciences under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act. He is also a barrister and solicitor.