Jennifer Viberg Johansson

Jennifer Viberg Johansson. Foto: Cato Lein

PhD Medical science, MA Rehabilitation Science, BSc Prosthetics and Orthotics

At the Institute for Future Studies, I am part of the research group "New Technologies and the Human Future" led by Pontus Strimling. The purpose of the project is to develop methods for predicting the spread of various AI applications in order to understand the social effects of the new technology.

I am interested in methods that measure people's preferences and how to weigh preferences against other ethical values. I have a broad methodological toolbox of both qualitative and quantitative methods that examine people's understandings, opinions, values, attitudes and preferences.

I defended my thesis 2018 at Uppsala University. My thesis is about ethical issues for disclosing genetic risk information to participants in genetic research. It also examined research participants' understanding and preferences for genetic risk information.

In my previous professional background as a certified Prosthetist and Orthotist, I worked with fitting and manufacturing prostheses for patients who have lost their extremities. I have a great interest in how technology and human work together. Other academic qualifications are a master degree in rehabilitation science from Mid University, teaching at Uppsala University and at Jönköping University. I am part-time involved in the projects Governance of health data in cyberspace and PREFER at Uppsala University.