Dr Illes is Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is Director of the National Core for Neuroethics at UBC, and faculty at the Brain Research Centre (UBC) and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. She also holds appointments in the School of Population and Public Health and the School of Journalism at UBC, in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA, and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, UK.
Her research focuses on ethical, social, legal, and policy challenges at the intersection between the neurosciences and biomedical ethics. She is an internationally recognized author, lecturer, and mentor.
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