Collaborators Rani updated list 2021 April


Alex Broadbent
 is founding Director of the Institute for the Future of Knowledge, Professor of Philosophy, and Associate Member of the African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science at the University of Johannesburg. His research is in the philosophy of epidemiology, medicine, and causation, and he is Editor in Chief of the journal Philosophy of Medicine. Outside university life, he engages in consultancy, advocacy and policy work related to public health and uses of science in legal contexts, and writes opinion pieces on topics such as the fourth industrial revolution and public health issues. He is an Associate Member of the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society at Durham University and of Millennium Chambers, The Barrister Network, London.

Anna Marie Nicolaysen is Researcher in Agroecology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and a medical anthropologist by training. Her research includes studies of mental health services in the U.S., political and socioeconomic forces affecting food aid in Ecuador, and HIV prevention among injection drug users as an associate research scientist with the Hispanic Health Council in Hartford, CT. She edited The Aids & Anthropology Bulletin whilst a member of the Aids and Anthropology Research Group of the American Anthropological Association.

Anne Bremer is researcher at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) at the University of Bergen. Her field is Science and Technology Studies, and she has been working on the ethical, legal and social aspects of cancer biomarkers at the Centre for Cancer Biomarkers since 2014. She is currently leading the AFINO Research School on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), and she is involved in the SeMPER-Arctic project where she reflects on how care and responsibility is introduced in narrative research in the Arctic.

Ashley Kennedy is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Honors College of Florida Atlantic University. She holds a BA in astronomy and physics and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Virginia. Ashley works in the areas of Philosophy of Medicine, Global Justice, and Biomedical Ethics. Her manuscript Diagnosis (Oxford University Press) will be in print in July 2021. She has published in ​Journal of Global Ethics, Bioethics, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, British Medical Journal, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.

Bjørn Hofmann is Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology at Gjøvik and an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Medical Ethics at the University of Oslo. He holds a PhD in philosophy of medicine and is trained both in the natural sciences and in the humanities. His main research interests are philosophy of medicine, philosophy of science, technology assessment, and bioethics.

Carlo Martini is Associate Professor at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan and Adjunct Professor at the University of Helsinki. Carlo is a philosopher and epistemologist of science interested in the interaction between the sciences and the policy-making sector. His most recent work revolves around the concept of expertise, trust in experts and the problem of scientific disinformation.

Eivind Engebretsen is Professor of Health Science and Co-founder and Executive Board Chair of Norway’s first centre of excellence in medical education: Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Education, University of Oslo. He also leads the research group Knowledge-Implementation and Translation (KNOWIT), and specializes in the social epistemology of medical knowledge and the intellectual foundations of evidence based medicine.

Elisa Arnaudo is a researcher in Philosophy of Medicine. Holding a PhD in Science, Technology and Humanities from Bologna University, Elisa works as independent researcher. Her work focuses on biomedical knowledge, particularly on its boundary lines. A specific interest in this regard is the interaction between different sources of knowledge, i.e. the relationship between conceptual and epistemological issues and the clinical practice. Her main research topic are medicine and pain, particularly chronic and psychogenic pain and the MUS, especially fibromyalgic syndrome.

Erik Stänicke is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is interested in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy research, ethics and philosophy of science. He is also a psychoanalyst with a small private practice.

Fiona Moffatt is Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation in the School of Health Sciences at The University of Nottingham. She is a Chartered Physiotherapist and member of The British Sociological Association. Fiona’s clinical research interest lies in Critical Care and Dysfunctional Breathing. Her PhD was a sociological exploration of healthcare professionals’ identity and decision making in times of austerity, and in particular, the influence of discourses of control. Fiona is exploring how ‘technologies’ normalise (or fail to normalise) in the complex healthcare setting.

Geir Aamodt is Professor in Epidemiology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences with background from geology and statistics. His research interest is environmental epidemiology and the impact of noise, air quality, drinking water, and greenness on health. Geir includes directed acyclic graphs and causal modelling in his teachings and he applies these concepts in his research. He is a member of the Committee for Geomedicine, Norwegian Academy for Science and Letters.

Henrik Vogt is a Medical Doctor and PhD, currently (2021) working as a researcher and postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Medical Ethics at the University of Oslo. Henrik works on epistemological issues in precision medicine in relation to organoid and organ-on-chip research. He is also interested in medical ontology and how we fundamentally understand the body, medical epistemology, medicalisation and the limits of medicine.

Hilary Abbey is Associate Professor and Head of Research at the University College of Osteopathy in London and has a background in osteopathic practice, counselling, social work and education. Her Professional Doctorate arose from clinical work to develop a collaborative approach to integrated psychological and physical therapy for individual patients with persistent pain and evolved into the ‘Osteopathy, Mindfulness and Acceptance Programme’ (OsteoMAP). She is interested in single case experimental design and in understanding healthcare processes and outcomes at an individual level.

Hilde Bondevik is Professor of Health Science at University of Oslo. She has background in intellectual history and gender studies and her main fields of research are in qualitative methods, gender and health, illness narratives, medicalisation, medical history and philosophy of science.

Jon Christian Fløysvik Nordrum is Associate Professor at the Institute of Public Law, University of Oslo. His research focuses on the practices and methods used in assessment and evaluation of impacts, for instance health effects, of laws and regulations. Nordrum has experience from legislative work in the government, has served as chair and member of law commissions, as well as having taught government officials on how to prepare laws and regulation.

Jonathan Fuller is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He uses his training in medicine and philosophy of science to answer questions about disease and medical evidence. He is Deputy Editor of the journal Philosophy of Medicine, where he edits a public philosophy section called The Examination Room. His current research examines developments in modern medicine over the last hundred years that have shaped medical research and practice, especially chronic and noncommunicable disease epidemics, evidence-based medicine, and innovations in medical science.

Line Haaland-Johansen is a speech and language therapist, mainly working with adults with post-stroke aphasia and their family/friends. Currently she is a PhD fellow at Nord University, enrolled in their PhD programme for the study of professional praxis. She is exploring aphasia and its therapy as this is narrated or portrayed by people living with aphasia, practitioners, published research and guidelines.

Marianne Brattgjerd is Lecturer in Nursing and Health Sciences at Nord University. Her PhD dissertation is a qualitative study of standardised guidelines for the nursing of dying patients and was submitted as part of Nord University’s doctoral programme in Professional Praxis. She has a background as a nurse within elderly care and has a master’s degree in Health Sciences from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her areas of research are practical knowledge, sociology of professions, standardization, elderly care, death and dying.

Neil Maltby Graduate of Sports and Exercise Science from Loughborough University and Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University. Full time Physiotherapy clinician working predominantly in General Practice with interest in Medically Unexplained Symptoms particularly LBP and OA. Author of the Becoming More Human blog exploring healthcare from a human perspective.

Phyllis Illari is Lecturer in Philosophy of Science in the Science and Technology Studies department at University College London. She is editor of the Springer journal Philosophy & Technology and editor in chief of The Philosophy of Information: A Simple Introduction. She is also part of the AHRC project ‘Evaluating Evidence in Mechanisms’, led by the University of Kent and UCL. Her research interests are on mechanisms, causality, and information, and how they impact on evidence assessment in biomedical sciences.

Robin A. Murphy is a Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and leader of the Oxford Computational Psychopathology Laboratory (search Murphy Computational). The lab is involved in discovering the neurobiological, computational and behavioural components of learning including the consequences and determiners of predictive and causal relational learning. He has published widely including in the journals Science and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General and has recently acted as scientific advisor for social media analytic start up and Neuro-Bio, a company developing treatments for disorders of neurodegeneration.

Rolf Sundet is Specialist in Clinical Psychology and Professor of Clinical Mental Health Work at the University of South-Eastern Norway, interested in psychotherapy as processes of making and the relationship between generality and singularity in knowledge production and knowledge use.

Sietse Wieringa is an academic GP researcher at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences in the Interdisciplinary Research in Health Sciences unit at the University of Oxford.  He holds a MSc in Healthcare Management from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and a DPhil in Evidence Based Medicine from the University of Oxford. His research interests include clinical decision making, guideline development, knowledge creation and translation, philosophy of science, healthcare system change, complexity theory, medical leadership and sustainable healthcare.

Thor Eirik Eriksen is a Researcher and Special Advisor at the University Hospital of North Norway at the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He also holds a position as Associate Professor II at the Department of Community Medicine at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. His research areas are philosophy of medicine, medical humanities, phenomenology, embodiment, medically unexplained symptoms, medicalization. He is co-editor of Phenomenology of the Broken Body.

Valdi Ingthorsson is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He specialises in the metaphysics of causation and other related issues such as time, constitution, persistence, process and truth. He is the author of A Powerful Particulars View of Causation and McTaggart’s Paradox.

Vegard Bruun Wyller, MD, PhD, is Professor at Dept. of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway, and Head of Research at the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Health, Akershus University Hospital, Norway. For two decades he has been heading clinical and translational research projects within the field of chronic fatigue syndrome, and he is the leader of an international consortium on post-infectious fatigue (COFFI: Collaborative on Fatigue Following Infections). He is also author of medical textbooks for health care professionals.

Wenche Schrøder Bjorbækmo is Professor of Physiotherapy at OsloMet. Her background is in physiotherapy and the topic of her PhD thesis was experiences of moving in children with disabilities. Her research interests include phenomenological research approaches, body and movement, function as ability/ disability and physiotherapy theory and practice with a special focus on knowledge expressed, developed and shared in clinical practices. She is also a member of the Critical Physiotherapy Network (CPN) executive committee.

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