Senior Assistant Director
Contact No. : 6516 7597
Ms Sumytra Menon is a Senior Assistant Director at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics (CBmE), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Sumy’s primary role is to develop a national competency framework for clinical and research ethics training, which involves working with the members of the National Ethics Capability Committee (NECC). She is responsible for scoping, planning, researching, and crafting the framework as well as devising the strategy to implement the competency standards through appropriate training programs. Additionally, she teaches on CBmE’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Sumy is a lawyer by training. She gained her LLB and LLM degrees at the University of Birmingham and Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, respectively. After qualifying as a Barrister at Lincoln’s Inn, she worked as an in-house legal advisor. After spending 15 years in England, she returned home to Singapore. Sumy started her teaching career at the NUS Faculty of Law in 2004 in the Legal Skills Programme. From 2008-2009, Sumy was appointed as Legal Consultant to the Ministry of Community Development, Youth & Sports to draft the Code of Practice for the new Mental Capacity Act. This sparked a developing interest for her in health law, specifically the law relating to mental capacity and end of life care. In 2011, Sumy joined the Lien Centre for Palliative Care (Duke-NUS) where she conducted research in advance care planning and spearheaded the Centre’s e-educational initiatives in offering a blended learning platform for palliative care education.
Sumy’s particular interests are in the law on mental capacity and at the end of life, and clinical and research ethics. Sumy is a Member of the Joint Steering Committee for Advance Care Planning (ACP) and a member of the ACP Expert Panel. She is a member of the Clinical Ethics Committees at the National Cancer Centre, Changi General Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital; and a member of the National Transplant Ethics Panel of Lay Persons. Sumy is also a member of the Medifund Committee at Sengkang Health.
Awarded as PI:
Member of the Clinical Ethics Committees at:
National Cancer Centre, Changi General Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Member of the National Transplant Ethics Panel of Lay Persons
Member of the Medifund Committee at Sengkang Health
Member of the Joint Steering Committee on Advance Care Planning, AIC
Member of the Expert Panel on Advance Care Planning, AIC