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Academic interests

Gundersen's main academic interest concerns the proper role of science in society, such as the role of scientists as experts in policymaking, the status of non-epistemic values in the acceptance of hypotheses, and the moral responsibility of scientists. He is also interested in empirical studies of science, climate science in particular.


Gundersen has been a PhD student at the Centre for the Study of Professions, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (2012-2017) and holds a master’s degree in philosophy from University of Oslo, specialising in philosophy of science. (2006) He has also been a visiting scholar at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE (2014).

He has teaching experience from undergraduate courses in philosophy (ex. phil.) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and from Phd courses in theory of science and expertise in public policymaking at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences.




  • Gundersen, Torbjørn (2018). Scientists as experts: A distinct role?. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A.  ISSN 0039-3681.  69, s 52- 59 . doi: 10.1016/j.shpsa.2018.02.006 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary

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  • Gundersen, Torbjørn (2018). How Climate Scientists View the Expert Role: Value-freedom, Responsibility, and Relevance. ARENA Working Papers. 2. Show summary
  • Gundersen, Torbjørn (2017). How Climate Scientists View the Expert Role: The Value-Free Ideal, Moral Responsibility, and Relevance.
  • Gundersen, Torbjørn (2016). Forskeres rolle som eksperter.
  • Gundersen, Torbjørn (2016). Scientists as experts in policymaking – a separable role?.
  • Gundersen, Torbjørn (2015). Klimaeksperters selvforståelse.
  • Tellmann, Silje Maria & Gundersen, Torbjørn (2015). Om ekspertrollen i offentlige utvalg.
  • Tellmann, Silje Maria & Gundersen, Torbjørn (2015). Skjulte strateger eller overbeviste fagpersoner? Replikk til Martiniussen.. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0800-336X.  (1), s 96- 97
  • Tellmann, Silje Maria & Gundersen, Torbjørn (2014). Klima - ekspertenes ansvar?. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0800-336X.  (02), s 189- 195
  • Osland, Oddgeir & Gundersen, Torbjørn (2013). Dannelse i praksis - om forholdet mellom akademisk dannelse og profesjonsdannelse.

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Published June 7, 2017 10:08 AM - Last modified Nov. 6, 2017 9:50 AM