II have a master’s degree in political sciences from University of Bergen, and a PhD in Criminology from University of Cape Town. In these degrees I focused on different topics within social sciences and carried out mostly qualitative research. Since I moved back to Bergen I have been working as a researcher in different national and international research projects, focusing on the topics of Research Ethics/ Research Integrity and the Precautionary Principle. I am also teaching Research Ethics to PhD students in sciences and humanities.
WHY AM I INTERESTED IN RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION:
I am passionate about teaching research ethics and integrity and see RRI as closely linked this. I believe the concept of RRI can add to and advance the discussions and am eager to learn more about it. Further, the topic of the main research project I currently am engaged is ‘balancing the Precautionary Principle and Innovation’ (the H2020 project RECPIES), and RRI is constantly coming up as a central term.
WHAT DO I HOPE TO LEARN / CONTRIBUTE AS COUNTRY CORRESPONDENT:
As a social scientist I am well experienced in conducting qualitative interviews, and I believe the case on how RRI has been implemented in the Norwegian research system will be useful for the comparison. Fortunately, I will be able to discuss the topic with several of my colleagues who are working on RRI-related projects, but I am also excited about hearing more about the results from the from the other country correspondents. I hope we will have the possibilities to meet and share experiences soon.