Adam Shriver is a philosopher and bioethicist with a Ph.D. from the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology program at Washington University in St. Louis.  He has previously worked at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, the University of Pennsylvania Department of Medical Ethics, and the Western University Centre for Brain and Mind.  His research specializations include neuroethics, the ethics of gene editing, and food and agricultural ethics.  In particular, much of his research has examined the significance of the dissociation between the affective and sensory components of pain for philosophical theories of ethics and well-being.  To this end, Adam has written about the relationship between pain and pleasure, the legal and ethical questions that arise from the search for a neural signature of pain, and the capacity for suffering across different species.   He has also written multiple articles exploring the ethics of using genetic modifications in livestock. When he was previously at UBC, Adam co-organized workshops on the nonverbal assessment of pain and on the ethics of pain science, and he has co-edited a book on Neuroethics and Nonhuman Animals.

Adam is currently working on a Genome Canada funded project, PeptAid, examining the ethical implications of creating antimicrobial peptides to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance in the agricultural sector. He is also working in connection with the Harkin Institute at Drake University on a project examining the intersection of health and sustainability goals in the food system.