Gabriel is completing a masters in philosophy in which he investigates the role disagreements between scientists and experts have on the public’s perception of scientific expertise, as well as how the latter’s epistemic authority is affected. His interests center around social and political epistemology, Science and Technology Studies (STS) and the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge (SSK). He is particularly interested in the relationship between science and society, which he intends to delve deeper into during his PhD.
At the unit, Gabriel is a research assistant who helps the development of a new approach to bioethics of pragmatist inspiration: living ethics. The focus it puts on active participation and collective deliberation is of great appeal to him considering the growing influence citizen expertise has in public debates.