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Artistic and research interests

I teach courses on Business Ethics and Philosophy of Social Science.

My current research projects include Bioeconomy and Justice (BioEcoJust), funded during 2017-2020 within the Academy of Finland's research programme BioFuture 2025, and The Role of Justice in Decisions Concerning Bioeconomy, funded during 2018-2021 by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

In an outside-the-box project I study the possibility of using rock operas with ethical, political, and philosophical themes as an ethics, bioethics, and business ethics education tool. The operas completed so far are Orkid and Playing God

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctoral degree, Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 20 Mar 1991


  • Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Synthetic biology and ethics (SynBioEthics)
  • Justice and its alternatives in a globalising world
  • Playing God: The Rock Opera


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