Associate Professor Adrian Carter is an NHMRC Career Development Fellow and Head, Neuroscience and Society Group at the School of Psychological Sciences and Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, Monash University. He is also Director, Neuroethics Program, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function and Co-Chairs the Australian Brain Alliance Neuroethics Subcommittee, Australian Academy of Science.
His research examines the impact of neuroscience on our understanding and treatment of addiction, mental illness and neurological disorders, including: agency, identity, moral responsibility, privacy, stigma and discrimination, the use of coercion and the capacity for voluntary control of behaviours; and the use of emerging technologies such as brain stimulation, brain computer interfaces, wearables and neuroimaging, to treat mental illness.
He received the Australasian Professional Society of Alcohol and Other Drugs ‘Early Career Award for Excellence in Research and Science’ (2012) and the Australian National Drug and Alcohol Award for Excellence in Research (2010). He has over 140 publications, including the book Addiction Neuroethics: The Promises and Perils of Addiction Neuroscience (Cambridge University Press, 2012). Dr 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.