Senior Research Fellow, Monash University

Dr Adrian Carter is a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University investigating the impact that neuroscience has on understanding and treatment of addiction and other compulsive behaviours. This includes the impact of neuroscience on: our notions of agency, identity and moral responsibility; the use of coercion and the capacity for voluntary control of addictive or compulsive behaviours; and the use of emerging technologies, such as deep brain stimulation and brain imaging, to treat addiction.

Dr Adrian Carter is Senior Research Fellow and Head, Neuroethics and Public Policy Group at the School of Psychological Sciences and Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, Monash University and Director, Neuroethics Program, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function. His research examines the impact that neuroscience has on our understanding and treatment of addiction and other compulsive behaviours. This includes the impact of neuroscience on: our notions of agency, identity and moral responsibility; the use of coercion and the capacity for voluntary control of addictive or compulsive behaviours; and the use of emerging technologies, such as deep brain stimulation and brain imaging, to treat addiction. Dr Carter is currently funded by an Australia Research Council Discovery Early Career Award (2014-2017). 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 published two books, including ‘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. He is also Deputy Chair of the Australian Academy of Science Early and Mid Career Research Forum Executive.

Experience

  • –present
    NHMRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Health and Medical Ethics, University of Queensland

Education

  • 2009 
    University of Queensland, PhD