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Alex Broadbent

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.

Alex Murray

Alex is a sports podiatrist, strength and conditioning coach and educator based in Canberra, Australia. In addition to his clinical roles, he is Director of Podiatry Systems and produces professional education resources for Podiatrists and Allied Health professionals, including a course in collaboration with CauseHealth. He has a special interest in complexity science and how this influences clinical decision making and outcomes.

Andrea Celso

Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapist (OMPT) with Master degrees in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Udine and in Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders from the University of Genua. Under a biopsychosocial umbrella, Andrea’s patient-centered skills are heading towards an extensive and careful assessment of patients affected by painful musculoskeletal disorders, as well as people suffering from different neurological diseases in hospital out-patient and in-patient settings.

Andrew Eccles

Social scientist in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde. His interests are in policy making, policy implementation, and ethical issues arising from the use of digital technologies and self-management in health and social care. He has led research projects on inter-professional working, and on self-managed care, and is currently in a multidisciplinary team across five UK universities, funded by EPSRC/MRC, designing novel self-managed health technologies. He is a Fellow of the RSA.

Anna Marie Nicolaysen

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

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.

Are Dragland

Physiotherapist in an ambulating rehabilitation team (ART) at Finnmarkssykehuset (Finnmark hospital) for more than 20 years, with Master degree in clinical neurological physical therapy. He is interested in person centred care, and in understanding more about the philosophical rationality behind the way healthcare is practised.

Ashley Kennedy

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

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

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.

Chris J Blunt

Assistant Professorial Lecturer at the London School of Economics and Lecturer at the New College of the Humanities. Chris is a philosopher of medicine, AI, evidence and ethics. His research focuses on Evidence-Based Medicine, hierarchies of evidence, and other problems related to evidence and ethics in biomedical research, medical genomics, machine learning, and complementary & alternative medicine.

Eivind Engebretsen

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

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

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

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.

Firas Mourad

Senior Lecturer at LUNEX university and educator in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, with a PhD in Ciencias de la Salud from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. He has 15 years of clinical in managing complex musculoskeletal cases and has published original experimental research, clinical trials, case reports, observational studies, editorials, and literature reviews in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. He has a special interest on philosophy of science, the complexity of the clinical encounter, and the rationality behind healthcare clinical decision making and practice.

Geir Aamodt

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

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

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

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.

Jack Chew

Specialist in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy with an interest in bringing rehabilitation, conditioning and injury recurrence reduction to the forefront of all treatment plans. Founder and Director of Physio Matters, Therapy Live and MSK Reform.

Jon Christian Fløysvik Nordrum

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

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 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.

Laura Rathbone

International speaker and educator on the science of pain and the integration of psychotherapeutic practices with pain specialised Physiotherapy. She qualified as an Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at King’s College London.

Line Haaland-Johansen

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.

Mandy Banton

Osteopath practising in the north of England. For her professional doctorate in osteopathy, she investigated the intersubjective aesthetic experience shared by cranial osteopaths and their patients. Her philosophical interests are in hermeneutic realism and phenomenology. She aims to promote an exploration of the ontology of practice within osteopathic education and research.

Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio

Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University Hospital of Bonn. Before this, she led the Institute for History and Ethics of Medicine at the Technical University of Munich, where she was also the chairwoman of the Clinical Ethics Committee of the University Hospital (MRI). Her main research interests are: intersections between medicine and philosophy, norm and deviance in medical discourses, evidence practices in medicine, medical fallibility, ethical dimensions of predictive knowledge in medicine, patient narratives, and ethics and cancer.

Marianne Brattgjerd

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.

Mark Kargela

Clinical assistant professor and clinical coordinator at the Physical Therapy Institute at Midwestern University, He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Grand Valley State University in 2003, his Orthopedic Clinical Specialisation in 2008, and completed a fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy in 2012 from Evidence in Motion.

Oliver Thompson

Practicing osteopath and Associate Professor at the UCO. Oliver completed his PhD in osteopathy at the University of Brighton, Clinical Research Centre for Health Professions, where he explored clinical decision-making. He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine and is on the international advisory board for Musculoskeletal Science and Practice (formerly Manual Therapy).

Penny Sawell

Practising osteopath and freelance journalist (mostly about matters related to manual therapy and the osteopathic profession) living in Hove, East Sussex.  Penny took her first degree in Modern History at Oxford University.  Following this, she spent a year soulsearching to find her true vocation and ended up taking a degree in Osteopathic medicine at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, in London.  She splits her time now between journalism and clinical practice

Renata Arruda

Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil. Her research interests focus on the ontology and epistemology of health and disease processes in medicine and epidemiology, mainly through a multi-causal perspective. She is also interested in the interplay between population data and the individual patient and the role of the former in revealing fundamental causal principles.

Robin A. Murphy

Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and leader of the Oxford Computational Psychopathology Laboratory. 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 recently acted as scientific advisor for social media analytic start up and Neuro-Bio, a company developing treatments for disorders of neurodegeneration.

Rolf Sundet

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.

Saana Jukola

Philosopher of Health Sciences at the University of Bonn, Institute for Medical Humanities, specialising in evidence practices in medicine and nutrition science, the role of non-epistemic values in science, and social epistemology.

Sean Collins

Professor of physical therapy (PT) and founder of the doctor of PT program at Plymouth State University (USA). ScD in ergonomics and epidemiology for studying job stress and cardiovascular physiology. Awarded the Linda Crane Lectureship in 2018 by the American Physical Therapy Association for contributing to PT practice, education and research through his work on causal models as representations of practice knowledge. Currently working on the challenges of applying universal understanding to particular situations in PT practice and in sports performance and analytics.

Sietse Wieringa

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

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.

Tone Dahl-Michelsen

Physiotherapist and Associate Professor at Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway, with an interests in health care education and professional practices and rehabilitation. Her work focuses on professional knowledge and praxis. She also holds a position as Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health at VID Specialized University, Norway.

Ugo Moretti

The research interests of Ugo Moretti are pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance, with special reference to adverse drug reactions and adverse events following immunisations (vaccines).

Valdi Ingthorsson

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

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

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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