Anne Bremer - AFINO
I am a researcher at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities at the University of Bergen, where I am working on projects studying how science is employed for complex and uncertain climate and health challenges.
My background is broadly in Science and Technology Studies (STS). I began with a focus on interdisciplinary dynamics in climate science, but in recent years my work has been on the ethical, legal and social aspects of cancer research, including what constitutes responsible research.
What drives my research is building human relationships with researchers from different disciplines. I have always tried to integrate myself in different scientific environments, and take an interest in the researchers’ own passion for their work. I have often seen my role as nurturing reflexivity among scientists to think about the broader social context of their research.
I will work in AFINOs work package 3, which includes developing interdisciplinary PhD courses on Responsible Research and Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility. Here again, I see this as an opportunity to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue and reflections among young researchers, on how their work is situated in, and impacts on, society.