Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

Cynthia is a Research Fellow at Sydney Health Ethics in the School of Public Health of the University of Sydney. She was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research. Her research explores the boundaries between enhancement and maintenance of cognitive performance.

Cynthia recently completed a visiting fellowship at the Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine of the Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) where she continued to study the ethics of cognitive enhancement and explores the relationship between recent empirical findings and normative ethical discourses.

In 2008 Cynthia, completed an international research mission supported by a scholarship awarded to her from the Institut International de Recherche en Éthique Biomédicale (IIREB). The research mission took place at the Instituto do Medicina Social of the Universidade do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) where she helped develop a project on the public understanding of cognitive enhancement.


  • 2016–present
    Research fellow, Sydney Health Ethics, University of Sydney
  • 2013–2016
    Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research
  • 2009–2013
    PhD (Neuroscience), Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (McGill University)