Policy and neuroethics

Our policy and neuroethics researchers investigate the environmental factors that contribute to mental illness and addiction. They are also working to identify the ethical issues raised by neuroscience research.

Their findings help create cost-effective, ethical public policies that maximise well being, and minimise risk.

We are examining the ethical, social and legal issues raised by technologies used and developed by the addiction program. These include brain stimulation devices, virtual reality, smartphones, neurofeedback, and psychotherapies.

We also investigate the public understanding of addiction and compulsive behaviour, and the way in which we treat those that experience them.