Amaryllis Ferrand

Amaryllis Ferrand

PhD student

Amaryllis is a neonatologist and PhD student in biomedical sciences, clinical ethics option at the University of Montreal. Prior to this, Amaryllis studied biomedical sciences and psychology at the University of Ottawa, during which she first joined the Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit (then known as the Neuroethics Research Unit) as a summer student.  After attending medical school at the University of Ottawa, she completed a residency in pediatrics at the London Children’s Hospital through the University of Western Ontario, followed by a fellowship in neonatology and a fellowship as a clinical investigator at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital (CHUSJ) in Montreal. During her fellowships, Amaryllis pursued a master’s degree in biomedical sciences, clinical ethics option at the University of Montreal under the supervision of Dr. Antoine Payot where she worked on parental projection of the future quality of life of children hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit. She aims to further her doctoral research on factors influencing physicians’ prognostication of pregnancies presenting with congenital malformations of the foetus or with risk of extreme preterm delivery.