Associate Professor Adrain Carter

Neuroethics Program Coordinator

Associate Professor Adrian Carter is a neuroscientist and ethicist conducting interdisciplinary research on the impact of neuroscience on our understanding and treatment of addictive behaviours.

Besides directing the Centre’s Neuroethics Program, Associate Professor Carter leads the Neuroethics and Public Policy group at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences. This group examines the implications of neuroscience research on free will, identity, and moral responsibility; drug use and self-efficacy (people’s belief in their ability to control their drug use and their motivation to enter treatment); stigma and discrimination; coercion; and the use of emerging technologies, such as brain stimulation and brain imaging, to treat addiction.

Associate Professor Carter has been an advisor to the World Health Organization, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, the Australian Ministerial Council on Drugs Strategy and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and is a member of the International Neuroethics Society’s Response Action Task Force.

He is an ARC DECRA Fellow, and deputy chair of executive committee of the Australian Academy of Science Early and Mid Career Researcher Forum.

Associate Professor Carter’s book Addiction Neuroethics: The Promises and Perils of Neuroscience Research on Addiction is available in paper or hardback from Cambridge University Press, and for Amazon Kindle.

He also coordinates the Australian Neuroethics Network, which can be contacted on Twitter: @NeuroethicsAU