Alessandra Cenci

PhD social science from Roskilde University (2015), PhD philosophy from University of Southern Denmark (2022), MA Logic and Philosophy of Science from University of Santiago (Spain) (2010), Assistant Professor

  • A.C. Meyers Vænge 15

    2450 København SV

    Denmark

20112025

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I am a philosopher of science and a social scientist (both at a PhD level) with a genuine passion and commitment to inter-/cross-disciplinary research mainly, combining theories and methods from the philosophy/ethics/social epistemology, normative economics, the empirical social sciences/techno-anthropology and the social policy field.

My research interests span from the foundations of normative economics, multidimensional welfare and social/health indicators research to digitalization and datafication processes in the public sector, and how they should take place in liberal democracies (including “AI ethics by design” and the “Citizen Science” paradigm).


At present, my research agenda concentrates on the following main lines of investigation, those converge on the goal of re-addressing how science and technology are developed, adopted, resisted, and translated in practice in liberal democracies.

Briefly, I am mainly working on:

 1) values, objectivity & social knowledge in wellbeing and health research in economics (and related disciplines e.g., public health)  and foundations of economic methodology (econometrics)

2) foundations of technological design methods for WB and AI for the social good; particularly, value-sensitive design methods holding an inclusive and participatory rationale.

My aim is to promote the systematic engagement of users/stakeholders in the creation of AI-based technologies, AI systems/infrastructures, predictive algorithms and automated algorithmic decision-making for the public sector (with a special attention for digital health and digital welfare tools).

3) adaptation/re-conceptualization of the Citizen Science paradigm in different research fields (AI ethics, Applied AI, algorithmic decision-making and digital tools for marine biology)

***My own authored monograph titled Values, Knowledge and Objectivity in Health Economics: New Methodological Trends in Extra-Welfarism is under contract and forthcoming with Routledge (UK).

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy of science,normative economics, foundations of econmic methodologies, tecnolofgical design for wellbeing, PhD in Philosophy, "Values and Knowledge in Public Health Analysis and Policy", University of Southern Denmark

1 Feb 20171 Apr 2022

Award Date: 1 Apr 2022

Social Science, Philosophy of economics, welfare/health Economics, PhD social science, "Dissertation: Migration, Capabilities and Social Justice for European Citizens: cases of Southern Euro Zone Highly Skilled Labour Mobility to the Nordic ountries" , Roskilde University

1 Dec 20123 Mar 2015

Award Date: 2 Mar 2015

Logic and Philosophy of Science, MA degree (grade 9.8 to 10), Thesis: Rationality and freedom in Amartya Sen's "ethics and economics" paradigm, University of Santiago de Compostela

1 Sept 200930 Sept 2010

Award Date: 22 Jul 2010

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