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David Lyreskog

Postdoctoral Researcher

I am a postdoctoral researcher with the Neuroscience, Ethics & Society (NEUROSEC) team at the Department of Psychiatry, and with the Wellcome Centre for Ethics & Humanities at the Big Data Institute. I am working on the BeGood project, developing novel tools for bioethics research and engagement with young people in the context of early intervention in mental health.

My background being in the field of analytic philosophy, I have a MA in Philosophy from Umeå University, Sweden. My Magistrate (1 year MA) thesis explored the landscape of moral enhancement as a means for criminal rehabilitation (2013), and my Masters (2 year MA) thesis discussed ethical issues in decision-making processes leading up to deep brain stimulation (DBS) in paediatric populations (2014).

In my PhD thesis, "The Ethics of Mind Maintenance" (forthcoming 2019) I analyse ethical trade-offs in the context of emerging technologies aimed at preventing and treating age-related neural decline and disease. The project seeks to facilitate the understanding of the value trade-offs involved in utilising technologies for neurodegenerative diseases, the aim being to provide a guiding and ethically sound structure for patients and other users of the technologies.

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