Lisa Forsberg

Fulford Junior Research Fellow; Postdoctoral Researcher in Law

Lisa is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Somerville College and in the Faculty of Law, leading the project ‘Changing One’s Mind: Neurointerventions, Autonomy, and the Law on Consent’, which examines the extent to which English law on consent sufficiently protects morally salient patient interests. 

Her main research interests are in normative and practical ethics, and in the philosophy of medical and criminal law. Prior to taking up the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, Lisa was a Research Associate on the Mental Health and Justice project at the University of York, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethics at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario and, before that, she worked on the project ‘Neurointerventions in Crime-Prevention: An Ethical Analysis’ in the Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford. Lisa holds a PhD in philosophy and law and an MA in ethics and medical law from King’s College London and a BA in philosophy from Stockholm University. Her doctoral thesis was on the justification for the lawfulness of medical interventions.


Should we delay covid-19 vaccination in children?
Wilkinson, D, Finlay, I, Pollard, AJ, Forsberg, L, Skelton, A
July 2021
Journal article

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Anti-libidinal Interventions and Human Rights
Forsberg, L
June 2021
Journal article
Human Rights Law Review

What Should We Agree on about the Repugnant Conclusion?
Zuber, S, Venkatesh, N, Tännsjö, T, Tarsney, C, Stefánsson, HO, Steele, K, Spears, D, Sebo, J, Pivato, M, Ord, T, Ng, YK, Masny, M et al
January 2021
Journal article

Compulsory medical intervention versus external constraint in pandemic control
Douglas, T, Forsberg, L, Pugh, J
August 2020
Journal article
Journal of Medical Ethics

Achievement and Enhancement.
Forsberg, L, Skelton, A
April 2020
Journal article
Canadian journal of philosophy

Mandating Vaccination
Skelton, A, FORSBERG, L
Edited by: Skelton, A, FORSBERG, L
July 2020

The Ethics of Pandemics
Ethical Challenges in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing in HIV Care
Edited by: Black, I, FORSBERG, L
November 2019
Motivational Interviewing in HIV Care

Childbirth, consent, and information about options and risks
Forsberg, L
January 2019
Childbirth, Vulnerability and Law: Exploring Issues of Violence and Control

Crime-preventing neurointerventions and the law: learning from anti-libidinal interventions
Edited by: FORSBERG, L
Treatment for Crime. Philosophical Essays on Neurointerventions in Criminal Justice

Mood enhancement and the authenticity of experience: ethical considerations
Edited by: FORSBERG, L
New Bodies for a Better Life: Views on the human enhancement debate from anthropology and disability studies

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