Professor (on Leave)
Tel.: 416-978-5241

Research interests
Administrative Law
Health Law

Colleen M. Flood is a Professor of Law (on leave) at the University of Toronto and is cross-appointed into the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the School of Public Policy. She was a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and was the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, from 2006 to 2011.

Professor Flood obtained her B.A. and LL.B. (Honours) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and her LL.M. and SJD from the University of Toronto, Canada. Her primary area of scholarship is in comparative health care policy, public/private financing of health care systems, health care reform, and accountability and governance issues more broadly.  She has been consulted on comparative health policy and governance issues by both the Senate Social Affairs Committee studying health care in Canada and by the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (the Romanow Commission). She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and reports as well as the author and editor of eight books:

  1. Data Data Everywhere: Access and Accountability? (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011) edited by Colleen Flood
  2. Administrative Law in Context (Emond Montgomery, 2008) (co-edited with Lorne Sossin).
  3. Exploring Social Insurance: Can a Dose of Europe Cure Canadian Health Care Finance? (McGill-Queen's, 2008) (co-edited with Mark Stabile and Carolyn Tuohy)
  4. Canadian Health Law and Policy (3rd edition) (co-edited with J. Downie & T. Caulfield) (LexisNexis, 2007).
  5. Just Medicare: What's In, What's Out, How We Decide  (editor) (Toronto: UTP, 2006);
  6. Access to Care, Access to Justice: The Legal Debate Over Private Health Insurance in Canada (Toronto:  University of Toronto Press, 2005) (co-edited with Kent Roach and Lorne Sossin). 
  7. Canadian Health Law and Policy (2nd edition, Butterworths, 2002) (co-edited with Jocelyn Downie & T. Caulfield).
  8. International Health Care Reform: A Legal, Economic and Political Analysis, (Routledge: London, 2000).  This book, originally published in hard-back was re-released as a paperback in 2003.

The Chaoulli case: Resources and Commentary is a web page prepared by Prof. Flood and the Bora Laskin Law Library