Gundersen's main academic interest concerns the proper role of science in democratic society and trust in scientific experts. He is also interested in empirical studies of science, climate science in particular. Gundersen's other main interest is the ethics of applied artificial intelligence and he is engaged in a research project at Oslo Metropolitan University about machine learning, professional accountability, and human values.
He is currently part of the project PERITIA • Policy, Expertise and Trust (peritia-trust.eu) and will contribute to Work Package 3 about trust and science advice mechanisms.
Gundersen has a PhD from Oslo Metropolitan University with a philosophy of science monograph about the proper role of scientific expertise in public policymaking, focusing on the case of climate science. He has also been a visiting scholar at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE and at ARENA Centre for European Studies, UiO.
Gundersen is also a fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters as a part of the project What is a Good Policy? Political Morality, Feasibility, and Democracy (GOODPOL).