With a background in biotechnology and bioethics, I’ve developed a skill set to explore creative means of engaging with stakeholders within interdisciplinary research settings to further the role of responsible research and innovation practices in increasing reflection upon both, the desirable, as well as undesirable consequences of new and emerging technologies.
In my current role, I hold the position of Senior Advisor - Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) at the Centre for Digital Life, Norway (DLN). Digital transformation in research has underscored the need for researchers to share knowledge, expertise, and resources across disciplinary boundaries. DLN plays a key role in breaking such silos by enabling collaboration between different competencies, resources, and people who are addressing the same critical societal needs. What makes DLN a distinct initiative within Norway, is that its efforts endorse the principles of RRI and support engagement with and between stakeholders such as researchers, policy makers, industrial actors, and citizen organisations to reflect upon their responsibilities in enabling inclusive, responsive, and sustainable technologies that serve not just the needs, but also the values of society.