Dr. Ilina Singh talks about• How she developed an interest in bioethics
• What is meant by the term bioethics;
• Her focus on Neuroethics
• Her particular interest in how neuroethics impacts on young people
• The change in the scientific thinking around people’s brains develop
• The positive things around increased knowledge about the brain
About Dr. Ilina SinghReader in Bioethics and Society
London School of Economics and Political Science
Ilina Singh is Reader in Bioethics and Society at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her work focuses on the psycho-social and ethical implications of advances in biomedical knowledge and technology for young people and families. Current projects deal with psychotropic drugs to treat ADHD, neuroimaging in anorexia nervosa research, young people's neuroenhancement practices, neuro-devices in education, and biomarkers for criminality and mental disorders.
Ilina's research has several goals: To build theory and to inform debates about the benefits and risks of biomedical technologies for young people and families; to enable evidence-based policymaking in child health and education; and to improve public, scientific and clinical understanding of children's experiences with behavioral and developmental difficulties and interventions. Projects in planning stages will develop the global and public health dimensions of these goals by extending research into developing countries.