Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Eivind Engebretsen

Engebretsen, Eivind

Title Professor
Academic Institution University of Oslo (UiO)
Academic department Institute of health and society
Country Norway
Disciplines Intellectual history, medicine, philosophy of science
Area(s) of Expertise Translation studies in medicine Medical humanities Text and interpretation medicine Medical education and research training Sustainability in health care

About fellow

Eivind Engebretsen is a professor of interdisciplinary health science (with emphasis on the philosophy of science) at the Institute of Health and Society (HELSAM), University of Oslo. He is also the Vice-Dean for Postgraduate Studies at the Faculty of Medicine. Engebretsen’s distinctiveness as a researcher lies in his attempt to ‘bridge the gap’ between the medical and the human sciences and to engage with academic discourses in both fields. He is a qualified professor in health science, human science and social science. His current research interest is the notion of ‘knowledge translation’ in medicine, its different genealogies and how it might be expanded by drawing on theories of translation from linguistics, philosophy and anthropology.