Christian Munthe is a professor of practical philosophy at the department of philosophy, linguistics and theory of science, University of Gothenburg. His research addresses ethics, value and policy aspects at the intersection of health, science and technology, the environment and society. He has published widely on the ethics of gene technology, healthcare, global public health and the environment.
In the book ‘The Price of Precaution and the Ethics of Risk’ (Springer 2011), he addresses fundamental issues regarding our responsibility for technological risk and uncertainty. Munthe’s current main engagements link to the Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research (CARe) and the Centre for Ethics, Law and Mental Health (CELAM), of which he is a founding member. He also continues to probe the ethics of person-centered care and shared decision making.