Talks in 2012

  • Silent evidence in pandemic risk assessment. Presentation in Colloque International: Sélection, tri et triage en médicine at Centre Canguilhem, Paris, November, 18.-21.11.
  • Overcoming silent evidence: the case of pandemic influenza risk assessment. Presentation in International Conference of the Society for Social Study of Science (4S), Copenhagen, October 17.-19.10.
  • Invited seminar at the European Disease Control Centre (ECDC) on the use of model-based evidence in pandemic preparedness. Stockholm, 16.-21.9.
  • Let the data speak for themselves: First steps towards an empirical research for philosophy. Invited keynote lecture in Empirical Philosophy of Science – Qualitative Methods workshop organised by the Centre for Science Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark, 21-23 March.
  • Invited talk “Chains of inference in infectious disease models” in Models at Work, International workshop, Karlshochschule International University, Germany, 2.-3.2.2012
  • Invited keynote presentation “Let the data speak for themselves: First steps towards an empirical philosophy of science” at the Centre for Science Studies, University of Aarhus, 21-23.2.2012

Teaching 2012-13

  • SA 101: Sociology and Social Policy, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Lecture Course “” at the University of Helsinki, September 2011
  • DV421: HIV/AIDS and Emerging health threats, Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science, Michaelmas Term

Talks in 2011

  • Invited talk at the University of Arhus, Denmark: “Disciplines in a flux” in an international workshop in Interdisciplinarity, August 2011
  • Presentation titled “Governance of health risks” in Radical Foucault Conference, University of East London, September 2011
  • Presentation titled “Governance of public health risks through vaccinations” in Medical Sociology Annual Conference, University of Chester, September 2011 (cancelled)
  • Invited talk at the University of Helsinki: “Epistemic challenges of interdisciplinary modelling” in a seminar in honour of Professor Matti Sintonen, September 2011
  • Presentation titled “Chains of inference in infectious disease models” in 4S conference, Cleveland, Ohio, November 2011 (cancelled)
  • Invited talk titled “Chains of inference in infectious disease transmission models: What happens to diversity?” in Data – Difference – Diversity: Technologies of Differentiation in the Life Sciences at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, November 2011

Talks in 2010

  • Invited talk titled “Lives of ‘Facts’ in Mathematical Models: A Story of Population-Level Disease Transmission” at Institute of Historical Research, London, 2.11.2010.
  • Invited talk titled “On kinship relations of models: Exploring the epistemological implications of interdisciplinarity through a case study of infectious disease modelling” in Philosophy of interdisciplinarity symposium, University of Lund, Sweden, 11.-13.10.2010
  • Presentation titled “Care of oneself or of others: Governance of public health risks by modelling” in Challenging Models in the Face of Uncertainty, Final Conference of the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Modelling Futures: Understanding Risk and Uncertainty, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 28.-30.9.3010
  • Presentation titled “Governance of Public Health Risks” at EASST2010 (The European Association for the Study of Science and Technology) Conference, 31.8.-4.9.2010, Trent, Italy
  • Comment at Modelling in the Social Sciences: Interdisciplinary Comparison at the Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, 17.-18.6.2010
  • Talk at an event on Applying Academic Funding with the Cambridge University Research office, 4.3.2010
  • Lecture on ‘Sociological perspectives on Evidence-Based Medicine’ at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London. 25.2.2010

Workshop 2011

In May 2011 I co-organised with Dr Gramelsberger (Free University, Berlin) and Dr Knuuttila (University of Helsinki) a workshop on Philosophical Perspectives on Synthetic Biology at the University of Helsinki.

Workshop 2010

In May 2010 I organised a workshop on Modelling for Policies: cases from climate research and public health at CRASSH, University of Cambridge
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Talks in 2009

  • Lecture on ‘Explorations in the history, philosophy and sociology of modelling’ at COMPLEX, University College London. 14.10.2009
  • ‘Silence of evidence in pandemic risk assessment’ in Ignorance and Unknowing in Anthropology, St. John’s College, University of Cambridge. 22.9.2009
  • ‘Ignorance in the life-cycles of evidence: the case of pandemic influenza’ in , BIOS, LSE. 18.9.2009
  • ‘Predicting the future by modelling the past: How do public health decision-makers use model-based evidence?’ at the annual conference in Cardiff, Wales. 16 April 2009.
  • ‘On model-based evidence in the case of pandemic influenzae’ at . 10 March 2009.
  • ‘Predicting the future by modelling the past: How is model-based evidence utilised in public health decision-making processes?’ at (LIDC). 25 February 2009.

Writings and interviews

Interview in Britain in 2010 magazine: ‘Epidemics: combatting the thread’. ()

Talking point in Risk and Regulation magazine: ‘Avoidable Catastrophes?’

Workshop 2008

In March 2008, as a part of the Leverhulme Trust/ ESRC funded ‘Nature of Evidence: How Well Do ‘Facts’ Travel Project’, I organised an international workshop:

We explored how scientific facts “live their lives” – How are facts born, how do they mature, lead independent lives, reproduce themselves and pass away in natural and medical sciences?

The European Association for the Study of Science and Technology

I served as a member and treasurer of the Council 2008-2010.