Isabel Cornejo-Plaza is a lawyer, lecturer, consultant and Chilean researcher. Currently she is also invited professor at Private Law Department, Faculty of Law, lecturer on Bioethics and Law at different faculties of the University of Chile and visiting professor at Jean Monet Centre of Rights and Science, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy.
She has previously worked as researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Studies on Bioethics at the University of Chile. Her interests include neurolaw, neuroethics, and healthcare-related jurisprudence.
Isabel is in the process of completing her PhD in law at U. of Chile. Her thesis project: “The answer of the law to pharmacological neuroenhancement”, with emphasis on private law - attempts at identifying problems posed by neuroenhancement to moral conceptions underlying civil law, among them those related to autonomy and responsibility. These problems, her hypothesis suggests, produce a shift of paradigm in the conceptualizations of human agency that can be formulated in the sphere of the theory of contract. In UEHIRO Centre she is interested in research about what is the answer of common law to the impact of neuroenhancement in the field of agency.