Lisa Forsberg

Post Doctoral Researcher

Other affiliations

Somerville College


Lisa is a Research Fellow in the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics in the Faculty of Philosophy and a Fulford Junior Research Fellow at Somerville College. Her main research interests lie in normative and practical ethics, and in the philosophy of medical and criminal law.

She is also a research affiliate on the Legal Priorities Project, and an associate member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy.

From 2017 to 2021, Lisa was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Law and Somerville College. Her project ‘Changing One’s Mind: Neurointerventions, Autonomy, and the Law on Consent’ was on medical consent and examines the extent to which English law on consent sufficiently protects morally salient patient interests.

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 Practical 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 BAs in philosophy and politics from Stockholm University. Her doctoral thesis was on the justification for the lawfulness of medical interventions.