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Researcher: Gilbert, F (Associate Professor Frederic Gilbert)

Fields of Research

Ethical use of new technology
Medical ethics
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
History and philosophy of medicine
History and philosophy of the social sciences
Atomic, molecular and optical physics
International relations
Central nervous system
Ethical theory

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Technological ethics
Clinical health
Behaviour and health
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Artificial intelligence
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Other health

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Brain Hacks', Interview with SBS Television
'Concerns when humans and machines merge', Interview with Robyn Williams
'The Brain Implant that can Translate Your Thoughts into Text', Interview with SBS TV
'The Neural Devices', Interviewed by Kylie Baxter
'The Science Show', Interviewed with Robyn Williams
'The trauma of losing your own identity again': the Ethics of Explantation of Brain-Computer Interfaces; Policy, Identity, and Neurotechnology: the Neuroethics of Brain-Computer Interfaces
32 Shades of Neuroethics - a review of the Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics, edited by L. Syd M Johnson and Karen S. Rommelfanger; American Journal of Bioethics
3D BioPrinting: Printing Parts for Bodies; ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science
Une justice exclusiviment retributive est-elle adaptee a la lutte contre le crime pedophile? - Is an exclusive retributive justice appropriate to tackle paedophilic crime?; Psychiatrie et violence
A brain implant that zaps away negative thoughts raises thorny ethical questions
A personal narrative on living and dealing with psychiatric symptoms after DBS surgery; Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics
A threat to Autonomy? The Intrusion of Predictive Brain Implants; AJOB Neuroscience
ACES Researcher Dr Frederic Gilbert features in The New Yorker’s article ‘Do brain implants change your identity?’
Acquired pedophilia and moral responsibility; American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience
Adverse Effects: The Perils of Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression
Agency and the algorithm: interview with Liam Drew
An instrument to capture the phenomenology of implantable brain device use; Neuroethics
Are Predictive Brain Implants an indispensable feature of autonomy?; Bioethica Forum
Are we born believers? - Est-on croyant de Naissance?
Beyond genomic association: ethical implications of elucidating disease mechanisms and genotype-influenced treatment response; American Journal of Bioethics
Big Explanations for Big Expectations: Deriving Lessons From the Human Genome and Blue Brain Projects; AJOB Neuroscience
Brain Danger; MJA: InSight
Burnt in your memory or burnt memory? Ethical issues with optogenetics for memory modification; AJOB Neuroscience
Chemical interventions and ethical side effects; Canadian Chemical News (L’Actualité Chimique Canadienne)
Cognitive enhancement with brain implants: the burden of abnormality; Journal of Cognitive Enhancement
Controlling brain cells with light: ethical considerations for optogenetic clinical trials; AJOB Neuroscience
Correcting our blurred vision on football concussions
Currents of memory: recent progress, translational challenges, and ethical considerations in fornix deep brain stimulation trials for Alzheimer’s disease; Neurobiology of Aging
Decoded neurofeedback: eligibility, applicability, and reliability issues for use in schizophrenia and major depressive disorder; American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience
Deep brain stimulation and postoperative suicidality among treatment resistant depression patients: should eligibility protocols exclude patients with a history of suicide attempts and anger/impulsivity?; AJOB Neuroscience Journal
Deep brain stimulation for people with Alzheimer's disease: Anticipating potential effects on the tripartite self; Dementia-International Journal of Social Research and Practice
Deep brain stimulation for treatment resistant depression: postoperative feelings of self-estrangement, suicide attempt and impulsive-aggressive behaviours; Neuroethics
Deep brain stimulation in the media: over-optimistic portrayals call for a new strategy involving journalists and scientists in ethical debates; Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
Deep Brain Stimulation: From Parkinson treatment to personality enhancement?
Deep brain stimulation: Inducing self-estrangement; Neuroethics
Deflating the deep brain stimulation causes personality changes bubble: the authors reply; Neuroethics
Deflating the “DBS causes personality changes” bubble; Neuroethics
Do brain implants change your identity?: interview with Christine Kenneally
Do Brain Implants Change Your Personality?
Does Neurobiological Determinism Entail the End of Criminal Responsibility?; Applied Ethics: Life, Environment and Society
Does neuropathology dictate morality? Acquired pedophillia as a neuroethical case; Morality: Reasoning on Different Approaches
Drugs didn’t help her depression. Brain-zapping did
Efficacy Testing as a Primary Purpose of Phase 1 Clinical Trials: Is it Applicable to First-in-Human Bionics and Optogenetics Trials?; AJOB Neuroscience
Embodiment and estrangement: Results from a first-in-human 'intelligent BCI' trial; Science and Engineering Ethics
Enthusiastic portrayal of 3D bioprinting in the media: Ethical side effects; Bioethics
Episode 23: Dr Frederic Gilbert
Ethical considerations for deep brain stimulation trials in patients with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease; Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Ethical examination of deep brain stimulation's 'last resort' status; Journal of Medical Ethics
Ethical issues surrounding implantable brain technologies leads academic to US
Ethics: Managing the impact of innovation
Experimental usage of AI brain-computer interfaces: computerized errors, side-effects, and alteration of personality; Ethics of Medical Innovation, Experimentation, and Enhancement in Military and Humanitarian Contexts
Expert to weigh up brain-zap devices
Fairness in military care: might a hybrid concept of equity be the answer?; Military and Humanitarian Medical Ethics Series
Fixed by light: Flick a switch to banish pain and blindness
Football Related-Concussion in Pediatric Athletics Warning
Framing the debate: concussion and mild traumatic brain injury; Neuroethics
Geron's hFSC Trial for Spinal Cord Injury: The Risk of Therapeutic Misconception
How do researcher duties conflict with Aboriginal rights?: Genetics research and biobank problems in Taiwan ; Dilemata
How to Turn Ethical Neglect Into Ethical Approval; AJOB Neuroscience
Human Gene Therapy Products Incorporating Human Genome Editing: Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
I miss being me: phenomenological effects of deep brain stimulation; American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience
Imaging the brain: The inheritance, power and predicaments of the 'brain reading metaphor'; Medical Imaging and Philosophy
Impact of American tackle football-related concussion in youth athletes; AJOB Neuroscience
Implants change your life
In the corner of an Australian lab, a brain in a dish is playing a video game - and it’s getting better
Incoming ethical issues for deep brain stimulation: when long-term treatment leads to a ‘new form of the disease’; Journal of Medical Ethics
Increasing brain-computer interface media depictions: pressing ethical concerns; Brain-Computer Interfaces
International regulatory standards for the qualitative measurement of deep brain stimulation in clinical research; Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
Invasive experimental brain surgery for dementia: ethical shifts in clinical research practices?; Bioethics
Investigating the feasibility and ethical implications of phenotypic screening using stem cell - derived tissue models to detect and manage disease; Stem Cell Reports
Involuntary and Voluntary Invasive Brain Surgery: Ethical Issues Related to Acquired Aggressiveness; Neuroethics
Is a ‘Last Chance’ Treatment Possible After an Irreversible Brain Intervention?; AJOB Neuroscience
Is there a moral obligation to develop brain implants involving NanoBionic technologies? Ethical issues for clinical trials; NanoEthics
Is There Anything Wrong With Using AI Implantable Brain Devices to Prevent Convicted Offenders from Reoffending?; Neuro-interventions and the Law: Regulating Human Mental Capacity
Just Another Spot? How to Miss the Ethical Target; AJOB Neuroscience
L'illusion du libre arbitre dans le chaos déterministe
La lucha contrarreloj para salvar nuestros cerebros de la inteligencia artificial: 'Si no actuamos ahora, después será imposible' (The fight against time to save our brains from artificial intelligence: 'If we don't act now, it will be impossible')
Military Medicine Research: Incorporation of High Risk of Irreversible Harms into a Stratified Risk Framework for Clinical Trials; Health Care in Contexts of Risk, Uncertainty, and Hybridity
N-of-1 trials for closed-loop deep brain stimulation devices; Ethics & Human Research
Nano-bionic Devices for the Purpose of Cognitive Enhancement: Toward a Preliminary Ethical Framework; Cognitive Enhancement: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
National identity database battle looms: interview with Cameron Whiteley
Neuralink, Brain-Computer Interfaces, & Ethics
Neuroenhancement: much ado about nothing?; AJOB Neuroscience
Neuroethics: Should We Rethink Free Will and Criminal Responsibility?; Third International Conference in Applied Ethics
Neurons embodied in a virtual world: evidence for organoid ethics?; AJOB Neuroscience
Not-so-straightforward decisions to keep or explant a device: when does neural device removal become patient coercion; AJOB Neuroscience
Of Meatballs And Invasive Neurotechnological Trials: Additional Considerations for Complex Clinical Decisions; AJOB Neuroscience
On the Use of Animals in Emergent Embryonic Stem Cell Research for Spinal Cord Injuries; Journal of Animal Ethics
Paedophilia, Invasive Brain Surgery, and Punishment; Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Predicting the future of brain-computer interface technologies: the risky business of irresponsible speculation in news media; Bioethica Forum
Print me an organ? Ethical and regulatory issues emerging from 3D bioprinting in medicine; Science and Engineering Ethics
Prognostic implication of preoperative behavior changes in patients with primary high-grade meningiomas; Scientific World Journal
Punish the irresponsible? Punir les irresponsables?
Reading in the brain; Hektoen International
Reporter Explains Brain-to-Brain Gaming in 3 Steps
research shows head injury risks
Researcher Profile
Restoring vision using optogenetics without being blind to the risks; Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics
Rethinking responsibility in offenders with acquired paedophilia: Punishment or treatment?; International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
Select interviews from the INS annual meeting - Keith Humphreys, Tom Insel, Uma Karmarkar, Carl Marci, Ariel Cascio, Winston Chiong, Frederic Gilbert, Cynthia Kubu, and Jonathan Pugh
Self-estrangement and deep brain stimulation: ethical issues related to forced explantation; Neuroethics
State of the concussion debate: from sceptical to alarmist claims; Neuroethics
Subject selection for first-in-human hESC-derived GRNOPC1 research: A Response to Wirth et.al.2011; Cell Stem Cell
Submission on respecting, protecting and fulfilling the right to freedom of thought
Target populations for first-in-human embryonic stem cell research in spinal cord injury; Cell Stem Cell
Technology Melds Minds With Machines, and Raises Concerns
The brain like an open book? Le cerveau à livre ouvert; Revue Médicale Suisse
The Burden of Normality: From 'chronically ill' to 'symptom free'. New ethical challenges for deep brain stimulation postoperative treatment; Journal of Medical Ethics
The effects of closed-loop brain implants on autonomy and deliberation: what are the risks of being kept in the loop?; Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
The Ethics of 3D Bioprinting: Interview with Helen Shield
The ethics of 3D Bioprinting: Interview with Niamh Chapman
The ethics of implantable brain-computer interface
The inheritance, power and predicaments of the 'brain-reading' metaphor; Medicine Studies
The Man Who Controls Computers with His Mind
The military is funding ethicists to keep its brain enhancement experiments in check: interview with Sarah Scoles
The need to tackle concussion in Australian football codes; Medical Journal of Australia
Thinking ahead too much: Speculative ethics and implantable brain devices; AJOB Neuroscience
This device brings 'Brave new world' to Life
UTAS philosopher exploring pros and cons of implantable brain technology
utas researcher warning on concussion injuries
Visualising the risks of clinical trials for fair treatment and appropriate informed consent of participants; Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Working While Under the Influence of Performance-Enhancing Drugs: Is One 'More Responsible'?; AJOB Neuroscience
“Like taking away a part of myself” - life after a neural implant trial

Research Projects

2012: 11th World Congress of Bioethics, Netherlands; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
3D BioPrinting: A new Medical and Ethical Frontier?; The Brocher Foundation (BrF)
Deep Brain Stimulation and Postoperative Self-Adjustment Phenomenon; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Ethical considerations for Bionic Eyes; University of Melbourne (UMelb)
Exploring the interface: patient experiences with brain-computer interface devices for neurologic and psychiatric conditions; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Invasive Synthetic Biomedical Brain Device: Ethical and Policy Implications; Australian Research Council (ARC)
32rd International Academy of Law and Mental Health
Cognitive Enhancement Conference
Deep Brain Stimulation: From Parkinson’s Treatment to Personality Enhancement
International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Research Candidate Supervision

'Ground, Limit and Place'
The Bionic Self-Implications of Bionics for Selfhood and Social Relations
What are the Ethical Implications and Responsibilities when there is an Interface Between community Agencies and those Living with Tourette Syndrome?