Cynthia Forlini

Cynthia Forlini, PhD is a Lecturer in Health Ethics and Professionalism at Deakin University’s School of Medicine. I am an interdisciplinary researcher with expertise in the field of neuroethics. My work addresses ethical issues that arise as we redefine the boundaries between treatment, maintenance and, enhancement of cognitive performance. Through my research, I engage with stakeholders using mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative) approaches. In 2015, I was awarded an Australian research Council Discovery Early Career researcher Award (2015-2017) to develop my research on the neuroethics of cognitive ageing. In addition to my research, I developed and deliver the only neuroethics unit of study in Australia (BMRI5001: neuroethics). I am a member of the Australian Brain Alliance Neuroethics and Responsible Research and Innovation Committee. I chair the Student/Early Career Research Stream for the Australian Association of Bioethics and Health Law. I hold Associate Editor positions with BMC Medical Ethics and Journal of Bioethical Inquiry and have reviewed manuscripts for fifteen journal sin various disciplines (e.g. bioethics, neuroscience, psychology, medicine).