Keynote speakers

Eva Gjengedal

Professor Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Norway

Eva Gjengedal is professor emerita in health sciences at Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen. Gjengedal has education as a nurse and has a PhD from University of Bergen from 1994. She has particular expertise in qualitative research, phenomenology and philosophy of health sciences. She has experimented with different creative approaches in research and in disseminating research results to larger audiences. Her empirical research is primarily related to caring, illness experiences (chronic and critical illness) and user involvement in research. Gjengedal is co-editor of several books and co-author of a number of international publications.

Preliminary title of presentation

Art as a source for understanding human experience

Publications

 http://www.uib.no/en/persons/Eva.Gjengedal#uib-tabs-publications

Area of research

  • Empirical research on illness experiences 
  • Health care providers’ interaction with people with dementia
  • The role of art in communicating life with dementia
  • Philosophy of health sciences
  • Ethics in health care
  • Qualitative phenomenological research

 

Anne Granberg

Associate Professor of Philosophy Department

University of Bergen, Norway


Anne Granberg is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bergen. Her main area of interest is existentialism and phenomenology ¬ especially phenomenology of embodiment, praxeology and tacit knowledge. The topic of her Ph.D. was an analysis of tensions within Heidegger's Sein und Zeit. She has written the book "Hva er et menneske?" together with Erik Brown, which is used as a textbook for Examen Philosophicum for Psychology students at the UiB. Beside her ordinary teaching at the Dept. of Philosophy, she has for several years been teaching phenomenological theory of science for the health care professions at UiB. She is currently on research leave writing about Hannah Arendt's political thinking in a phenomenological perspective.

Preliminary title of presentation

The elusiveness of joy

Area of research

  • Phenomenology
  • Political philosophy
  • Continental philosophy
  • Existentialism

Publications

http://www.uib.no/personer/Anne.Granberg

Havi Carel

Professor of Philosophy University of Bristol, School of Arts, UK

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/school-of-arts/

Havi Carel is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, where she also teach medical students. Her research examines the experience of illness and of receiving healthcare. She currently hold a Senior Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust, for a five years project entitled ‘Life of Breath’ (with Prof Jane Macnaughton, Durham University)

Her current research explores the phenomenology of illness. She believes that as embodied persons we experience illness primarily as a disruption of lived body rather than as a dysfunction of biological body. But medicine has traditionally focused on returning the biological body to normal functioning, and has therefore worked from within a problem-focused, deficit perspective that overlooks the lived body. A phenomenological approach can provide a framework for incorporating the experience of illness into medical account and practice, by providing a rich description of the altered relationship of the ill person to her world. 

Preliminary title of presentation

Finding joy within medical limits: beyond Aristotle on flourishing and virtue.

Area of research

  • Philosophy of medicine
  • Phenomenology
  • Film and philosophy
  • Death

Publications

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/school-of-arts/people/havi-h-carel/publications.html

 

Pia Søltoft

Associate Professor, Cand.Theol


Pia Søltoft is currently working as a vicar at Christians Church, Copenhagen (50%) since 2017 and as consultant in personal leadership through my own company Coaching-Kierkegaard, www.coaching-kierkegaard.dk, established in 2008. I am interested in the existential dimension of the personal leadership and apply dialogical and existential philosophy as well as Kierkegaards thoughts on ethics, choosing one self and phenomena as love, anxiety and despair in the context of postmodern life and leadership. I have published several books and articles in this field, five could be mentioned: Svimmelhedens etik, 2000, Kierkegaard og kærlighedens skikkelser, 2014, Kunsten at vælge sig selv. Om Kierkegaard, coaching og lederskab, 2015, Kierkegaard kabinet, 2017, 10 ting ledere kan lære af Kierkegaard, 2018.

2002-2016 I was Associate Professor in Ethics and Philosophy of Religion, at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen. 2010-2013, Director of the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, University of Copenhagen and 2011-2014 Head of PhD-Studies, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen.

Preliminary title of presentation

Anxiety, grief and despair

Publications

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Published Oct. 22, 2018 10:43 AM - Last modified Mar. 26, 2019 12:21 PM