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PhD candidate in Psychology, Monash University

Nathan Higgins is a 4th year PhD candidate at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University in Australia. His work focuses on the responsible research and innovation of neurotechnologies, with a specific emphasis on ethical issues related to post-trial access to implantable neural devices. He completed his undergraduate and honours degrees at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Neuroscience. Nathan has recently concluded a full-time research assistant position at the Monash Bioethics Centre, where he was a member of a core team engaged in a Wellcome Trust-funded horizon scan of bioethical issues in anxiety, depression, and psychosis research. He has served as the Chair of the International Neuroethics Society's Student / Postdoc Committee since 2023 and is a co-lead of the society's Neural Interfaces Affinity Group.


  • –present
    PhD candidate in Psychology, Monash University


  • 2020 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Science (Honours)