James Giordano, Ph.D., M.Phil., serves as a Distinguished Professor of neuroscience, neurophilosophy, and ethics, The Institute for the Psychological Sciences, a Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, UK, and a Chair of Academic Programs of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, where he also serves as a Director of the Center for Neurotechnology Studies. Giordano is Friedrich-Wilhelm Visiting Professor of neurosciences, neurophilosophy, and neuroethics at Rheinische Universitat, Bonn, Germany and American Academy of Pain Medicine Visiting Professor of pain medicine. Giordano’s research has focused upon neurochemical and anatomical substrates of neuropathic pain and the development of analgesic drugs and novel technologies. His current work addresses the neurophilosophy of pain, suffering, and sentience and examines how new developments in neuroscience and neurotechnology inform, compel, and affect neuroethics. Giordano is the author of over 120 peer-reviewed publications and an editor of the recently released books Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives on Neuroethics: The Silent Revolution in Neurosciences (with Bert Gordijn; Cambridge University Press) and Pain Medicine: Philosophy, Ethics, and Policy (with Mark Boswell; Linton Atlantic Press) and is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine, Associate Editor for the journal Neuroethics, Bioethics Section Editor for Practical Pain Management, Neuroscience and Ethics Section Editor for the international journal Forschende Komplimentärmedizin, and Associate Editor for science and ethics of the journal Spirituality and Health International. He has given over 100 invited lectures, both nationally and internationally, on neuroscience, neuroethics, pain, and the ethics of pain research and therapeutics.
Biography Updated on 28 September 2011