• E-mailanne.blanchard@uib.no
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    5007 Bergen
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    Postboks 7805
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My background is in Science and Technology Studies, and my overall research interest is about how knowledge is used, and shaped, to inform social and political decision-making processes around complex and uncertain issues.

I wrote my PhD (defended in 2011) about ‘reflexive interdisciplinarity’, looking at how interdisciplinary dynamics emerge and develop, and how they come to shape the science-policy interface for climate change.

Then, using a post-normal science approach, I looked at how (uncertain) marine science was used to guide decision-making in the pressing topic of whether or not to open Northern Norway to oil exploration, and how local voices came to shape the debates in important ways.

In the last few years, I have slightly changed my focus to do ELSA-type research (Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of emerging technologies) in the context of precision cancer research, as part of my affiliation with the Centre for Cancer Biomarkers. Here, together with PhD candidates, post-docs and junior researchers, we look at the social and political context of cancer research, and question the premise of precision oncology in the context of highly complex and uncertain cancer biology. 

Since mid-2020, I am also leading the AFINO Research School, where I organise teaching/learning activities to critically look at Responsible Research and Innovation, its implementation, its evaluation, and its links to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Further looking at what responsible research means, I am part of the SeMPER-Arctic project where I help nurture reflexivity within the consortium on conducting caring and responsible narrative research in the Arctic.

CCBIO903 PhD course: "Cancer research: Ethical, Social and Economic Aspects". Since 2015, I have been co-organising and teaching in the two-weeks interdisciplinary PhD course for medical students, which is part of the Research School of CCBIO (Centre for Cancer Biomarkers). This course constitutes a space for critically thinking about the broader economic, social and ethical context of cancer research, and it gives PhD candidates the opportunity to discuss this in an open, ‘slow’ and participatory way.

Leader of the WP3 'AFINO Research School': Since 2021, I have been teaching in and organising various activities such as PhD summer/autumn schools and workshops for early career researchers, aimed at reflexively and creatively looking at Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), its theoretical contours, its implementation, its evaluation, its links to inter- and transdisciplinary research, and the ways RRI can be ‘reinvented’ to support critical research. The underlying objective of the AFINO Research School is to nurture a supportive community of researchers and practitioners around RRI, for them to share reflections, experiences and resources in a context of fast research that is often driven by ideals of speed, performance and excellence.

Master in Sustainability: Since 2021, I have been teaching parts of the SDG310 course “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Development” in the Master in Sustainability, and supervising Master students. My teaching in SDG310 focusses on interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity as reflexive ways of understanding and navigating complex and uncertain sustainability issues.

  • Show author(s) (2023). Hvorfor ser naturmangfold så ofte ut til å tape overfor andre interesser i konsekvensutredninger etter Statens Vegvesen sin håndbok V712?
  • Show author(s) (2022). Recognising the social functions of climate services in Bergen, Norway. Climate Services. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Precision Oncology and Cancer Biomarkers. Issues at Stake and Matters of Concern. Springer.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Introduction. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). HER2 Revisited: Reflections on the Future of Cancer Biomarker Research. 23 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Conclusions: The Biomarkers That Could Be Born. 8 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Co-producing "post-normal" climate knowledge with communities in northeast Bangladesh. Weather, Climate, and Society. 259-268.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Narrative as a method for eliciting tacit knowledge of climate variability in Bangladesh. Weather, Climate, and Society. 669-686.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Cancer Biomarkers: Ethics, Economics and Society. Megaloceros Press.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Mouse models: some reflections from the lab. 6 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Mapping ethical and social aspects of cancer biomarkers. New Biotechnology. 763-772.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Climate change and agri-cultural knowledge: Bangladesh through a mirror and magnifying glass. 387-393. In:
    • Show author(s) (2015). Know your food. Food ethics and innovation. Wageningen Academic Publishers.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Choosing our Food Futures Through Participation? A Critique of ‘Scenario Workshops’ in Lofoten. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Challenges to Evaluating Coastal Management in the Twenty-First Century: Lessons from the Lofoten Archipelago. 20 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Inadequate risk assessments – A study on worst-case scenarios related to petroleum exploitation in the Lofoten area. Marine Policy. 82-89.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Harmful routines? Uncertainty in science and conflicting views on routine petroleum operations in Norway. Marine Policy. 313-320.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Reflexively Mapping the Science-Policy Interface for Coastal Zones. 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Pre-requisites to interdisciplinary research for climate change: lessons from a participatory action research process in Ile-de-France. International Journal of Sustainable Development. 1-22.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Oil versus fish’ in northern Norway: perspectives of the market, the law, and the citizen. 7 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Interdisciplinarité et outils réflexifs : vers une approche globale des trames vertes urbaines. VertigO - la revue électronique en sciences de l'environnement. 1-18.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Climate Change and Biodiversity: A Need for 'Reflexive Interdisciplinarity. 6 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Reflexive interdisciplinarity: Supporting dialogue on the role of science for climate change.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Dissipating the fuzziness around interdisciplinarity: The case of climate change research. SAPIENS Surveys and Perspectives Integrating Environment and Society. 1-6.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Previous projects:

2008 - 2011: PhD thesis titled 'Reflexive interdisciplinarity: Supporting dialogue on the role of science for climate change'. From the University of Bergen and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin (France)

2008: Master's Degree in Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin (France)

2006: Degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences, University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg (France)

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