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Anders Nordgren


Bioethics can be defined as the study of ethical problems raised by the life sciences. Bioethics in this broad sense includes not only medical ethics but also animal ethics and environmental ethics.

In my research, I focus primarily on ethical problems in five different fields:

  • human genetics and gene technology (for example, genetic testing direct-to-consumer and gene editing)
  • personal health monitoring (for example, assistive technologies for persons with heart failure or dementia)
  • public health (for example, sleep problems and pandemics)
  • animal experimentation (for example, production and use of genetically modified animals in biomedical research)
  • climate change (for example, meat and climate, national self-interest and climate, AI and climate).



Anders Nordgren (2023) Pandemics and the precautionary principle: an analysis taking the Swedish Corona Commission's report as a point of departure Medicine, Health care and Philosophy, Vol. 26, p. 163-173 Continue to DOI
Anders Nordgren (2023) Artificial intelligence and climate change: ethical issues Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Vol. 21, p. 1-15 Continue to DOI


Anders Nordgren (2021) Pessimism and Optimism in the Debate on Climate Change: A Critical Analysis Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Vol. 34, Article 22 Continue to DOI


Anders Nordgren (2019) Designing Preclinical Studies in Germline Gene Editing: Scientific and Ethical Aspects Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, Vol. 16, p. 559-570 Continue to DOI


Anders Nordgren (2018) How to respond to resistiveness towards assistive technologies among persons with dementia Medicine, Health care and Philosophy, Vol. 21, p. 411-421 Continue to DOI



  • Professor Emeritus, 2018
  • Director of Centre for Applied Ethics, Linköping University, 2007
  • Professor of Bioethics, Centre for Applied Ethics, Linköping University, 2004
  • Associate Professor (universitetslektor) of Applied Ethics, Centre for Applied Ethics, Linköping University, 2003
  • Associate Professor (docent) of Ethics, Uppsala University, 2001
  • Visiting Scholar at Center for Biomedical Ethics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH, USA, 1997
  • Director of Centre for Research Ethics (Forskningsetiskt forum) at Uppsala University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 1995-1998
  • Research Scholar at the Medical Faculty, Uppsala University, 1994-2003
  • PhD in Philosophy of Religion, Uppsala University, 1994