Jessica Nihlen Fahlquist works as a Senior Lecturer in medical ethics in the Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics at Uppsala University, Sweden.
She is also involved part-time, as a postdoctoral researcher, in Sabine Roeser’s VIDI-project called “Moral emotions and risk politics”. In this project, she conducts research into ethics and risk communication, particularly how moral emotions could and should be included in risk communication. Generally, her research focuses on issues related to technology, risk, and ethics with a particular interest in notions of moral responsibility. In addition to ethics and technology, she has published articles in the areas of public health ethics and environmental ethics. She is also affiliated with the Division of Philosophy at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.
Jessica received her PhD in Philosophy at the Division of Philosophy at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 2008. During the years 2007 to 2011 she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Ibo van de Poel’s project “Moral responsibility in R&D networks”. This project studied the so called “problem of many hands” in R&D networks. Duing May to August 2012, she was a visiting scholar at Yale University.