Alex Broadbent is Professor of Philosophy and Vice Dean Research of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and Affiliated Research Fellow in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Alex is a philosopher of science with particular interests in philosophy of epidemiology (a field he has played a leading role in establishing), philosophy of medicine, and philosophy of law, connected by the philosophical themes of causation, explanation, and prediction. He holds degrees in philosophy from Cambridge (BA, PhD) and UCL (MPhil) and a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP. His first book, Philosophy of Epidemiology, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013.
Andrei Florin Marin is Researcher at NMBU at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies (NORAGRIC). His PhD at the institute of Geography in Bergen deals with climate change. His research interests are: Adaptation and vulnerability of socio-ecological systems to multiple stressors; climate change; institutional and governance aspects of natural resources management; sustainable development; agriculture.
Andrew Miles MSc MPhil PhD DSc (hc) is Senior Vice President and Secretary General of the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare. He is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Person Centered Healthcare and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice and based at the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare (ESPCH) Headquarters, Medical School, Francisco de Vitoria University, Madrid.
Anna Luise Kirkengen Dr. Med. is Specialist in General Practice at Department of Public Health and General Practice at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and General Practitioner for 30 years. Research: Health impact of childhood violation.
Anna Marmodoro is a Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Oxford and Corpus Christi College. She specializes in ancient philosophy and in metaphysics. She directs two multidisciplinary major research projects based in the Oxford Faculty of Philosophy. The first is the ERC funded Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies, which includes a strand called Causing Health and Disease. The second is funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation, titled The Metaphysics of Entanglement.
Anna Marie Nicolaysen is Postdoc 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 Blanchard is Postdoctoral Fellow at Centre for the Studies of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) at University of Bergen. Her research area is science and technology studies, with focus on science-policy interface for complex and uncertain issues. Her postdoc research is funded by the Centre for Cancer Biomarkers and is related to the ethical, legal and social aspects of cancer biomarkers.
Anne Rose Røsbak Feragen is lecturer, partner and manager at Activa Academy of Humanities. The main project of this organization is competence building in working life, applying perspectives, methods and theories from the subject of philosophy in particular and the humanities at large. Anne Rose gives lectures and manages processes as parts of organizational development and leadership training, practitioners within health care being an important group of participants. She has a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Oslo and a particular interest for professional scepticism in clinical work.
Ashley Kennedy is assistant professor of philosophy in the Honors College and assistant professor of clinical biomedical science (secondary) in the medical college of Florida Atlantic University. Her main area of research focuses on diagnostic and clinical reasoning, and she also has ongoing projects in reproductive health and pharmaceutical ethics. Some of her recent work has appeared in British Medical Journal, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 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.
Camilla Ihlebæk is Professor in Public Health Science at NMBU. She has an MSc in behavioral biology and a PhD from psychology. Her research has mainly focused on subjective health complaints both in the general population and in patient groups with medically unexplained symptoms. She was the president of the Norwegian Society of Behavioral Medicine from 2008-2012, and is currently a member of the executive Board of Scandinavian Journal of Public Health and the International Scientific Committee for the European Public Health annual conferences.
Carlo Martini is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Carlo is a philosopher and epistemologist of science interested in the interaction between the sciences and the policy-making sector. He has worked on evidence, expertise and the formation of policy consensus in economics and the social sciences. He recently co-edited, with Marcel Boumans, the volume Experts and Consensus in Social Science, Springer (2014).
Eivind Engebretsen is Professor of Health Science and Head of postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. He has background in intellectual history and specializes in the social epistemology of medical knowledge and the intellectual foundations of evidence based medicine. He leads the research group Knowledge-Implementation and Translation (KNOWIT).
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 and for ISAL Foundation, the Italian Institute for Research and Training in Algological Sciences on a project on chronic pain as a disease. 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.
Emma Stokes is Deputy Head of the Department of Physiotherapy and a Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin and President of World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT). She teaches on the university’s entry to practice programs in Dublin and Singapore. Her research focuses on matters related to professional practice such as leadership in the profession. She has been a member of the WCPT Executive Board since 2007 and was elected President in 2015.
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.
Frank Zenker is a researcher at Lund University (Sweden) and Konstanz University (Germany). Holding a PhD in philosophy of science from Hamburg University, Germany, he works on the reconstruction of empirical theories and on conceptual change, as well as social epistemology, particularly the theory of argumentation, and on models of human reasoning. Among others, he currently cooperates with law scholars and psychologists on debiasing techniques in legal context, and co-arranges the TRINITY workshop series on evidence, causality, and argumentation in policy-making together with Carlo Martini and Rani Lill Anjum.
Fredrik Andersen is PhD student of Philosophy of Science at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). His PhD is part of the Causation in Science project and deals in problems related to the modeling of philosophical concepts in the physical sciences. He also holds a BA in social education and has worked on social problems such as children in crisis, violent behavior, and drug and alcohol addiction in male adults.
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 Candidate at the General Practice Research Unit at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He also has a Cand. Mag degree from the University of Oslo, involving the History of Science and professionalism. Henrik is interested in generalism in Medicine, the Sciences-Humanities relationship, medically unexplained symptoms, the (causal) relationship between “mind” and “body”, determinism and medicalisation. Henrik´s current PhD Project is called “Systems medicine as a theoretical foundation for primary care – a critical investigation”, and investigates systems medicine as an envisioned paradigm for health care from the perspective of generalistic and humanistic medicine.
Hilde Bondevik is Associate Professor of Health Science at University of Oslo. She has background in intellectual history and gender studies and her main field of research is medical history, literature and medicine and philosophy of science.
Håkon Boman Andresen has a Master degree in Public Health Sciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. His thesis explored adolescents understanding of what health is and how it is affected. His main interests is health promotion and questioning the established truths within the public health field.
John Pemberton is an Associate at the CPNSS of the LSE, a Research Associate on the Powers Structuralism project at Oxford, and an Associate on the CHESS programme at Durham. The central focus of his research is powers, change, processes and causation – this work straddles the boundary between philosophy of science and metaphysics. John has a background in finance / economics – a further strand of his work is focused on the foundations of finance.
Jon Christian Fløysvik Nordrum cand. jur. 2004 (Tromsø) LL.M.2005 (NYU) is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Public Law, University of Oslo. His research focuses on the assessment and evaluation of impacts of laws and regulation with a particular emphasis on environmental impacts. He teaches health law at the faculty of law, University of Oslo. 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 an MD/PhD student at the University of Toronto whose research focuses on the philosophy of medicine, especially the topics of causal inference and disease ontology. He is also a research fellow at the Wilson Centre for Research in Health Professions Education, interested in the integration of insights from the philosophy of medicine into medical education. He is the lead organizer of a forthcoming international workshop on Prediction in Epidemiology and Healthcare, which will explore how causal knowledge can be used to predict health outcomes and inform treatment.
Karin Mohn Engebretsen is a PhD candidate at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, in Public Health (FOHE), ILP. The PhD project work title is “From Dedicated to Burned out – and Back?”. The project is based on the MSC dissertation “Professional Burnout. A phenomenological study of how the perceived symptoms influence the process of burning out.”
Kai Brynjar Hagen is Senior Consultant at Regional Centre for Morbid Obesity in North Norway. He is interested in primary causes of obesity development and factors that contribute to maintain obesity, in particular trauma or other stressors. He also has a part-time position as General Practitioner, District Medical Officer for communicable diseases and Advising Senior Consultant in the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV). He is specialist in social medicine and interested in ecological thinking from individual to health policy.
Kjersti Sunde Mæhre is Senior Lecturer at Department of Health and Social Studies, at Harstad University College, where she teaches nurse students. She is also a PhD-student in Professional Practice at Centre for Practical Knowledge at the University of Nordland, studying how serious ill patients, their relatives and nurses experience their everyday life in a nursing home after the Interaction Reform. She worked as practical bedside intensive nurse for about 15 years in an intensive care unit.
Kjersti Uvaag is Physiotherapist at Oslo University Hospital, CFS/ME-center, and consultant for National Advisory Unit for CFS/ME. Her main field of interest is person-centered health care.
Linn Getz (MD, PhD) is Professor in Behavioral Sciences in Medicine and Senior researcher at the General Practice Research Unit, Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She has extensive clinical background from general practice, psychiatry and occupational medicine in Norway and Iceland. She is interested in the links between biology and biography, the medical risk concept, systems biology, narrativity and person-centered healthcare.
Mary Chambers is Professor of Mental Health Nursing and Director of the Centre for Public Engagement at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London. She has held a variety of senior positions including clinical, managerial and academic, for example, coordinator of the Northern Ireland Centre for Health Informatics and Chief Nurse of a large Mental Health Trust. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and the European Academy of Nurse Scientists, as well as a Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management and an expert panel member of the European Association for Psychiatric Nurses. Mary has a well-established record of patient and public involvement (PPI) in education and research. She is a member of a number of research review bodies, regularly reviews manuscripts for scientific journals and is associate editor of the International Journal – Health Expectations.
Matthew Low is the Lead Clinician for Musculoskeletal Therapy Services at a large NHS Trust on the south coast. 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. He also runs the blog Perspectives on Physiotherapy.
Michael Loughlin is a Reader in Applied Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University. He works on the relationship between knowledge, science, evidence and value in medicine and health care. He has co-authored policy documents and advised professional groups on the philosophical education of practitioners and addressed international audiences of practitioners and policy-makers on evidence-based medicine. As Associate Editor of the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice he has edited several special issues on philosophical aspects of health care. He is the editor of Debates in Values-based Practice: Arguments for and Against (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press 2014). His recent work on medical epistemology has raised questions about scientism and moral realism, defending a humanistic conception of rationality and science in practice. He currently Chairs the Special Interest Group in Health Philosophy for the European Society for Person Centred Healthcare.
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.
Penny Sawell is a practising osteopath in Hove, England. She completed a BSc (Hons) Ost Med from the University of Westminster in 1997 and an MSc in Paediatric Osteopathy (University of Bedford) in 2007. She has a special interest in understanding the scientific basis of the Biodynamic field of osteopathy. She is the author of osteofm.com, a blog which aims to inform and entertain osteopaths, and make sense of osteopathy in the 21st century.
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 an Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and leader of the Oxford Associative Learning Laboratory. He received his PhD from McGill University in Canada in 1999 and Fellow of Higher Education Academy in 2003. 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. In addition to teaching and research roles in the department he is a fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He has published widely including in the journals Science and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General and acts as scientific advisor for software development group (PEGS) and Neuro-Bio, a company developing treatments for disorders of neurodegeneration. psy.medsci.ox.ac.uk/team/principal-investigators/robin-murphy
Roger Kerry is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is also a qualified Chartered Physiotherapist, and an honorary Fellow of the UK’s Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. His main clinical research interests have been in adverse events and physiotherapy interventions of the head and neck, particularly on the causal nature of the interventions. Roger is also undertaking research activity in the area of Philosophy of Science, investigating the nature of causation in the health sciences.
Roger Strand is Professor at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) and a Researcher at the SFF Centre for Cancer Biomarkers at the University of Bergen. With a main focus on issues of uncertainty and complexity in the interface between science and society, his research interests include ethical, societal and philosophical aspects of the governance of emerging science and technology. He has coordinated several international research projects on this topic, including the EU FP7-funded TECHNOLIFE and EPINET. He has been a member of several ethics committees including the Norwegian Committee on Ethics of Science and Technology (2006-13) and performed work as an expert for the European Commission and the European Parliament. Currently, he is the Chair of the European Commission Expert Group on Responsible Research Innovation.
Sietse Wieringa is a Scientia research fellow at the University of Oslo and DPhil student in Evidence Based Healthcare at the University of Oxford. He also works as a general practitioner in London and Amsterdam. He has a master in healthcare management and finished the Harvard Medical School Global Clinical Scholars Research Training. His current research is on ‘mindlines’ and involves ethnographic research of guideline panels and virtual social communities of clinicians in England, Norway and the Netherlands.
Solveig Fossum-Raunehaug has a PhD within molecular and cellular biology. About 10 years of experience with basic science at Institute of Cancer Research, Radiumhospitalet, Oslo University Hospital, Norway. Research field: Cell cycle regulation within the model organism Escherichia coli. Cancer cells are characterized by loss of regulation, allowing them to go through the cell cycle in an uncontrolled fashion. She studied how incorrect DNA replication and chromosome dynamics contribute to genome instability and cancer cell development.
Stephen Tyreman (1952-2018) was a Professor of Osteopathy and Philosophy at the British School of Osteopathy and the University of Bedfordshire, where he was a programme leader for the professional doctorate in osteopathy. He was also Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Osteopathy in the Norwegian School of Health Sciences, Campus Kristiania, Oslo. His PhD thesis was ‘The Concept of Function in Osteopathy and Conventional Medicine’ in which he argued that human biological function is physiological disposition understood in the context of human values, thereby integrating facts and values together as the foundation for human functioning. More recently he worked on uncertainty as central to understanding person-centred care and also on medically unexplained symptoms, complexity and ecological narratives as alternatives to the biomedical model.
Svein Anders Noer Lie is Associate Professor of Philosophy at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. His research is on the fact-value distinction, environmental ethics and relational ontology.
Svend Brinkmann is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Communication and Psychology at the University of Aalborg, Denmark, where he serves as co-director of the Center for Qualitative Studies. His research is particularly concerned with philosophical, moral, and methodological issues in psychology and other human and social sciences. In 2012 he received the elite research grant Sapere Aude from the Danish Council for Independent Research to study the impact of psychiatric diagnoses on individuals and society. He is on the editorial board of eight journals including Culture & Psychology, Qualitative Health Research, and Qualitative Psychology. He is currently employed part-time as Professor II at the University of Bergen, Norway.
Thor Eirik Eriksen is a Researcher and PhD student at the University Hospital of North Norway at the department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He has a background from social sciences and philosophy and his PhD topic is in philosophy of medicine at the Arctic University of Norway, in the Department of Philosophy. His research area is occupational health, with the ontology and phenomenology of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) as his specialisation. His most recent publication is ‘What is called symptom?’ in Medicine, Health care and Philosophy.
Tobias Gustum Lindstad is Cand. Psychol. from University of Oslo (2003) and community and primary care Psychologist in the municipal of Hurum, Norway. He has extensive clinical background from polyclinical outpatient, as well as acute inpatient, secondary public mental health care, and private practice, with adults, adolescents, families and children and was Lead Clinician in primary care in the muncipal of Asker, Norway (2010-13). His research concerns the relevance of recent developments in epistemology and metaphysics for psychology, psychotherapy research and evidence-based psychological practice.
Valdi Ingthorsson is a Researcher in Philosophy at Lund University, Sweden. He specialises in the metaphysics of causation and other related issues such as time, persistence, and powers. He is the Primary Investigator of a project whose aim is to re-evaluate current Aristotelian trends in the metaphysics of powers. The project – Scientific Essentialism: Modernising the Aristotelian View – is funded by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation. He is also a co-editor of Mental Causation and Ontology (OUP 2013) and author of a forthcoming monograph on McTaggart’s Paradox.
Vegard Bruun Wyller, MD, PhD, is Professor at Dept. of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway, and Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist at Dept. of Paediatrics, Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway. For a decade, he has been heading clinical and translational research projects within the field of chronic fatigue syndrome. He is also an associated editor in the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association, and author of medical textbooks for health care professionals.
Vigdis Stokker Jensen is PhD-fellow at the Faculty of Psychology, Department of Education at University of Bergen, Norway. Her PhD project has as working title Educational governance and diversity in a biomedical age and revolves around ethnographic and philosophical investigations of the autism diagnosis: translations from neuroscience, via clinical diagnosis, to life experience. These investigations are wrapped in the sociological concept of ethopolitics, where perceptions of normalcy and what it means to be human are of vital interest. Ultimately the study points toward implications for educational governance regarding the discussed topics.
Wenche Schrøder Bjorbækmo is Researcher in the research program FYSIOPRIM (Physiotherapy in Primary Care) at the Department of Health Science, University of Oslo. 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.