About me

I am a philosopher at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), working in philosophy of science and medicine. I lead CauseHealth together with Elena Rocca, which started as a 4 year research project, funded by the Research Council of Norway (FRIPRO NFR). A spin-off, CauseHealth Risk and Safety, was sponsored by WHO’s Uppsala Centre for International Drug Monitoring (UMC) from 2019 to 2021. I started the Centre for Applied Philosophy of Science (NMBU CAPS), which I lead with Elena Rocca. We have signed up to the international Philosophers for Sustainability initiative.

My expertise is on the philosophy of causation in science and medicine, but I also work on complexity, probability, risk and other philosophical biases in science and medicine that influence choice of theory, method, policy and practice. I use Twitter for professional networking and I love teaching.

I am interested in Responsible Research and Innovation and have served as member of the NMBU research ethics committee since 2014 and the National Commission for the Investigation of Research Misconduct (Granskningsutvalget) for the National Research Ethics Committees of Norway since 2017.

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