Andrew Peterson is a Research Assistant Professor in the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario under the supervision of Charles Weijer, Canada research Chair in Bioethics, and Adrian M. Owen, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neuroscience and Imaging. Andrew’s research centers on bioethics and the philosophy of neuroscience, with specialization in the ethical treatment of individuals sever brain injuries. Andrew's research is situated in an international research program entitled, "The Ethics of Neuroimaging After Serious Brain Injury" funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Andrew was previously a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy and the Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario.  

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