Philosophy
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Andrew H Peterson

Andrew H Peterson

Andrew H Peterson

Research Assistant Professor

Bioethics and the philosophy of neuroscience

Andrew Peterson is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Research Fellow at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy. His research centers on bioethics and the philosophy of neuroscience, with specialization in the ethical treatment of individuals with disorders of consciousness. Andrew's research is situated in an international collaborative 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, Canada.

Selected Publications

Peterson A. (2016) Consilience, clinical validation, and global disorders of consciousness. Neuroscience of Consciousness. First published online, Aug., 2016. doi:10.1093/nc/niw011
 
Weijer C, Bruni T, Gofton T, Young B, Norton L, Peterson A, Owen AM. (2016) Ethical considerations in functional magnetic resonance imaging research in acutely comatose patientsBrain; 139(pt1): 292-299.
 
Graham M, Weijer C, Cruse D, Fernández-Espejo D, Gofton T, Gonzalez-Lara L, Lazosky A, Naci L, Norton L, Peterson A, Speechley K, Young B, Owen AM. (2015) An ethics of welfare for patients diagnosed as vegetative with covert awareness.AJOB-Neuroscience; 6(2): 31-41.
 
Peterson A, Cruse D, Naci L, Weijer C, Owen AM. (2015) Risk, diagnostic error, and the clinical science of consciousness.NeuroImage:Clinical; 7: 588-597.
 
Graham M, Weijer C, Peterson A, Naci L, Cruse D, Fernández-Espejo D, Owen AM. (2015) Acknowledging awareness: informing families of individual research results for patients in vegetative statesJournal of Medical Ethics; 41(7): 534-8.
 
Peterson A, Norton L, Naci L, Owen AM, Weijer C. (2014) Toward a science of brain deathAmerican Journal of Bioethics; 14(8): 29-31.
 
Peterson A, Thome J, Frewen P, Lanius R. (2014) Resting-state neuroimaging studies: A new way of identifying the differences and similarities among the anxiety disorders? Canadian Journal of Psychiatry; 59(6): 295-300.
 
Weijer C, Peterson A, Webster F, Graham M, Cruse D, Fernández-Espejo D, Gofton T, Gonzalez-Lara L, Lazosky A, Naci L, Owen AM. (2014) Ethics of neuroimaging after serious brain injuryBio-Med Central Medical Ethics; 15(41). doi: 10.1186/1472-6939-15-41.
 
Peterson A, Naci L, Weijer C, Cruse D, Fernández-Espejo D, Graham M, Owen AM. (2013) Assessing decision making capacity in the behaviorally non-responsive patient with residual covert awarenessAJOB-Neuroscience; 4(4): 3-14.
 
Peterson A, Naci L, Weijer C, Owen AM. (2013) A principled argument, but not a practical oneAmerican Journal of Bioethics -Neuroscience; 4(1): 52-53.