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  • Rani Lill Anjum, NMBU

    rani.anjum@nmbu.no

    Rani Lill Anjum is Researcher in Philosophy at the School of Economics and Business (HH), NMBU. She works on causation, probability and dispositions and how philosophical theories of these tacitly motivate scientific methodology and practice. She is author of Causation - A Very Short Introduction (2013), Getting Causes from Powers and Causation in Science - On the Methods of Scientific Discovery(forthcoming), all with Oxford University Press and co-authored with Stephen Mumford.

  • Samantha Copeland, NMBU

    samantha.marie.copeland@nmbu.no

    Samantha Copeland is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy on the CauseHealth project. She works on scientific discovery and serendipity and is the founder of the international Serendipity Society together with Lori McCay-Peet. She is working to bring together work on serendipity from philosophy of science and epistemology with empirical and interdisciplinary research being done outside of philosophy.

  • Elena Rocca, NMBU

    elena.rocca@nmbu.no

    Elena Rocca is a Postdoctoral Fellow on the CauseHealth project and Principal Investigator of RiskAssessed. She is a biologist (PhD) with a background in pharmacy (Master). She is interested in improving the methodologies that are currently available to assess potential health-related risks of  environmental contamination. She also works on improving harm detection in pharmacovigilance (drug safety).

  • Fredrik Andersen, NMBU

    fredrik.andersen@nmbu.no

    Fredrik Andersen is PhD student in Philosophy at the School of Economics and Business, NMBU. He works on the relationship between philosophy and science. His ongoing research is on metaphysics in physics, with focus on time and space in relativity theory.

  • Stephen Mumford, NMBU and University of Durham

    Stephen Mumford is Professor of Philosophy at Durham University and Professor II at the School of Economics and Business, NMBU. He works on the metaphysics of science. In addition to his co-authored books with Rani, he is the author of Dispositions (Oxford University Press 1998) and Laws in Nature (Routledge 2004). He is currently a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow.

  • Deborah Oughton, NMBU

    Deborah Oughton is Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Scienes and Natural Resource Management at NMBU and Research Director of Centre for Environmental Radioactivity (CERAD).

  • John Andrew McNeish, NMBU

    John Andrew McNeish is Professor of International Environment and Development Studies at the Faculty of Landscape and Society at NMBU. As an anthropologist, her has worked on questions related to environmental governance, energy and resource politics, indigenous peoples' rights and development, and civil society mobilisation in Latin America. He is co-editor of, among other works, Flammable Societies: Studies on the Socio-Economics of Oil and Gas (Pluto Press 2012) and Contested Powers: The Politics of Energy and Development in Latin America (Zed Books 2015).

  • Marie Nicolaysen, NMBU

    Marie Nicolaysen is Researcher at the Faculty of Biosciences, Department of Plant Sciences, at NMBU. 

  • Beata Sirowy, NMBU

    Beata Sirowy is Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and a participant of the NMBU Talent Program. Her educational background consists of philosophy (MA) combined with architecture and urban planning (MSc), and her research interests lie at the intersection of these domains. She is particularly interested in phenomenology and hermenutics and their implications for architecture and spatial planning, and in broadly understood ethical aspects of urban development.

  • Edvin Østergaard, NMBU

    Edvin Østergaard is Professor of Art and Science in Education at the Faculty of Science and Technology, NMBU. He is a composer and works with questions in the interface between aesthetics, diverse forms of knowing and history and philosophy of science. Since 2009 he has been a member of the IHPST-network (International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group). In 2016-2017 he spent his sabbatical at Humboldt University, Department of Philosophy, Berlin, working with ontological questions in science education.

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EXTERNAL PEOPLE

  • Roger Kerry, University of Nottingham

    Roger Kerry is Associate Professor in the Division of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Sciences and Director of Postgraduate Education, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. He specialises on risks and adverse events of manual therapy, neck pain and headache and clinical reasoning. His philosophical research is on causation and evidence-based medicine.

  • Anna Luise Kirkengen, NTNU

    Anna Luise Kirkengen is Professor in General Practice at Department of Public Health and Nursing at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and she has worked as General Practitioner for 30 years. She specialises on the health impact of childhood violation and is the author of The Lived Experience of Violation and Inscribed Bodies. Health Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

  • Brian Broom, Auckland City Hospital

    Brian Broom is a Clinical Immunologist at Auckland City Hospital and Adjunct Professor at Auckland University of Technology. He is trained in internal medicine and psychotherapy, and now works to train clinicians to practice 'whole person' medicine and healthcare. He has three books addressing this issue: Somatic Illness and the Patient's Other StoryMeaning-Full Disease and Transforming Clinical Practice using a MindBody Approach. A Radical Integration.

  • Emma Stokes, Trinity College Dublin

    Emma Stokes is Deputy Head of the Department of Physiotherapy and a Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin, and President of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) since 2015. Her research focuses on matters related to professional practice such as leadership in the profession.

  • Karin Mohn Engebretsen

    Karin Mohn Engebretsen is a Gestalt Psychotherapist, with over 15 years of clinical experience in private practice. She is the founder of Interaction Development AS, where she has worked as clinical supervisor, organisational consultant, trainer and coach since the 1990s. As an organisational consultant, she trains executive teams within corporate business in personal development and management skills. Since 2016, she has been affiliated with the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Oslo, writing a dissertation on phenomenology and medically unexplained symptoms, with focus on burnout.

  • Ralph Edwards, Uppsala Monitoring Centre

    Ralph Edwards is Professor of Medicine and Senior Advisor (and former Director) for the Uppsala Monitoring Centre, the WHO Collaborating Centre for International drug Monitoring. He was trained in both general internal medicine and clinical pharmacology. He has worked in clinical toxicology in the fields of drug abuse, acute and chronic poisoning, toxicity from industrial chemicals as well as adverse drug reactions. Now he works on medical and legal aspects of causality evaluation, as well as issues of risk and benefit evaluation and data mining approaches to support signal detection and evaluation.

  • Anna Marmodoro, University of Durham and Corpus Christi College Oxford

    Anna Marmodoro is Professor of Metaphysics at the Department of Philosophy, University of Durham and Associate Faculty Member in the Faculty of Philosophy and Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford. At Oxford she directed a interdisciplinary research group funded by a starting investigator award from the European Research Council and a project grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation. She is the author of, among other work, Everything in Everything. Anaxagoras's Metaphysics; and Aristotle on Perceiving Objects.

  • Alex Broadbent, University of Johannesburg

    Alex Broadbent is Professor of Philosophy and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg, and Co-Director of the African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. His research is in philosophy of science, including philosophy of epidemiology, medicine and law, with focus on causation, explanation and prediction. He is the author of Philosophy of Epidemiology (Macmillan 2013), Philosophy for Graduate Students: Metaphysics and Epistemology (Routledge in 2016) and Philosophy of Medicine (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

  • Barbara Osimani, Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy

    Barbara Osimani is Associate Professor in Logic and Philosophy of Science in the Medical Faculty at the Polytechnich University of the Marche. She is also affiliated with the Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy, where she is Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded research project PhilPharma - Philosophy of Pharmacology: Safety, Statistical Standards, and Evidence Amalgamation. She works on foundational issues concerning the nature of medical evidence and methods for causal assessment with a special focus on pharmacology.

  • Bjørn Hofmann, NTNU and University of Oslo

    Bjørn Hofmann is Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology at Gjøvik and 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.

  • Linn Okkenhaug Getz, NTNU

    Linn Okkenhaug Getz is Professor in Behavioural Sciences in Medicine at the Department of Public Health and Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at NTNU. She has extensive clinical background from general practice, psychiatry and occupational medicine in Norway and Iceland.

  • Mauricio Suárez, Madrid Complutense University, UCL and LSE

    Maurico Suárez is Professor and Chair in Logic and Philosophy of Science at Madrid's Complutense University, an Honorary Research Associate at the Department for Science and Technology Studies, University College London (UCL), and a Research Associate at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS), London School of Economics. He specialises in the history and philosophy of science, foundations of physics, and the philosophy of probability. He also has a long standing interest in aesthetics and its role in scientific methodology.

  • Matthew Low, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS trust

    Matthew Low is the Lead Clinician for Musculoskeletal Therapy Services at the Christchurch NHS Trust. He qualified from Southampton University in 2003 and has worked in the NHS since. He is an accredited clinical educator (ACE) from the University of Brighton and has been a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) since 2010. He also works as an Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP) in back pain. He teaches management of spinal conditions and spinal manipulative physiotherapy and runs the blog Perspectives on Physiotherapy.

  • Mike Kelly, University of Cambridge

    Mike Kelly is Professor and Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the Institute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge. He is the former Director of the Centre for Public Health at the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). From 2005 to 2007 he directed the methodology work stream for the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. His research interests include the methods and philosophy of evidence based medicine, prevention of CVD, health inequalities, health related behaviour change,the causes of non-communicable disease, end of life care, dental public health and the sociology of chronic illness.

  • Max Kistler, IHPST, University of Paris

    Max Kistler is Professor at the department of philosophy at university Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, and Head of IHPST (Institut d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques). His research topics include causation, powers and dispositions, laws of nature, natural kinds, and reduction. He is the author of Causation and Laws of Nature, Routledge, 2006), L’esprit matériel. Réduction et émergence (Ithaque, 2016), and co-editor (with B. Gnassounou) of Dispositions and Causal Powers (Ashgate, 2007).

  • Beth Shaw, NICE UK

    Beth Shaw is Chair of the Steering Committee of the AID group - Appraising and Including Different Knowledge in Guideline Development at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, UK.

  • Henrik Zinkernagel, University of Granada

    Henrik Zinkernagel is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Granada. He works on philosophy of physics (especially cosmology and quantum physics), the relation between science and aesthetics, philosophy of education.

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