ARC Nanotechnology Network
Dr Frédéric Gilbert

Dr Frédéric Gilbert

Associate Program Leader --Research Fellow
Private Bag 41 Hobart
Tasmania 7001
Research Group: ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science
Email: link
Phone: +61 3 6226 1703
Fax: +61 3 6226 7847

Current Research Activities

I do research in Applied Ethics. My current research interests concentrate on the ethical issues that arise within the overlapping fields of neuromedicine, nanomedicine and bionics, principally the challenges to conception of Self, Free Will, and Enhancement posed by novel technologies developments in the area of brain implant. Part of my past research examined questions connected to the impact of neuroimaging and medical imaging on the scientific and popular cultures, the debate of equity in the allocation health care resources, and the discussion of the use of therapeutic stem cells for spinal cord injuries.  

Existing Linkages

I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the field of neuroethics at the Novel Tech Ethics, Department of Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. I was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research with States of Mind: Emerging Issues in Neuroethics, and Therapeutic Hopes and Ethical Concerns: Clinical Research in the Neurosciences.

Prior to my postdoctoral researches and my present position within the ACES, I worked at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics at the Faculty of Medicine in Geneva (Switzerland) where I have obtained my PhD in Philosophy. Part of my studies were funded by Frontiers in Genetics, National Center Of Competence in Research (NCCR).