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David Lyreskog

PhD


Postdoctoral Researcher

About me

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 (WEH).

I'm currently working on the WEH research line on Rethinking Collective Minds, where we investigate the conceptual and ethical impacts of emerging technologies for collective thinking, sensing, and decision-making.

Between 2019 and 2021 I worked on the Wellcome-funded project BeGOOD Early Intervention Ethics in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, developing novel tools for bioethics research and engagement with young people. In this project, we built a digital game – 'Tracing Tomorrow' – to study the values and preferences of young people in the context of digital phenotyping for mental health in schools.

Additionally, I have an interest in the ethical landscapes of exercise prescription, sports, and wellbeing.

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" I analysed ethical trade-offs in the context of emerging technologies aimed at preventing and treating age-related neural decline and disease. The project sought to facilitate our 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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