Consulting Research Fellow, National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia; Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Biomedical Ethics, Basel University
Laura Cabrera is a Consulting Research Fellow at the National Core for Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) where she works on projects that explore the attitudes of the general public towards cognitive enhancement and brain stimulation technologies. Ms Cabrera is also a Postdoctoral Researcher in bioethics and emergent technologies at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics at Basel University.
She received a BSc in Electrical and Communication Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico City, an MA in Applied Ethics from Linköping University in Sweden, and a PhD in Applied Ethics from Charles Sturt University in Australia. The topic of her PhD was “The role of nano and neurotechnology and the need for a different enhancement paradigm”. Her current research focuses on neuroethics as well as ethical issues around human enhancement and emergent technologies.