I am a philosopher interested in how we come to know things, what kinds of things we know, and why we think we know them.

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow with the CauseHealth project, led by Rani Lill Anjum, at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
My contribution to the project stems from my interest in how unexpected discoveries are made and followed up in medical research. So far, I have presented and written on how case reports are important sources of evidence, about the caution required when moving from the particular to the general when conducting medical research and promoting new medical interventions, and about the importance of appreciating causal complexity when making inferences from unexpected results.

Further research interests of mine include: how communities create and disseminate knowledge; how evidence is conceived and used; and the nature of the process of discovery in science and scientific medicine. My areas of expertise in philosophy are social-epistemology, the epistemology and ethics of evidence-based medicine, and philosophy of science.

Click here to download my academic CV (updated December 2016).
And here, to link to my dissertation, The Case of the Triggered Memory-Serendipitous Discovery and the Ethics of Clinical Research.

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