I am a philosopher of science focused on the philosophy of health sciences and social epistemology. In particular, I’m interested in how epistemic and non-epistemic (e.g., social and institutional) factors intertwine in the production of knowledge. I have worked on topics such as commercialization of research, standards of evidence in nutrition science, and peer review. I am also interested in alcohol research and the influence of racial biases in health care and forensic medicine.

Before University of Twente, I have worked at the University of Jyväskylä, University of Johannesburg, Bielefeld University, Witten/Herdecke University, Ruhr University Bochum, and University of Bonn.


  • Social Sciences

    • Objectivity
    • Evidence
    • Medical Research
    • Science
  • Psychology

    • Research
    • Judgement
    • Biases
    • Case Study



Not in their hands only: Hospital hygiene, evidence and collective moral responsibilityMedicine, health care and philosophy, 26, 37-48. Jukola, S. & Bondio, M. G.https://doi.org/10.1007/s11019-022-10120-0Evidence Contestation: Dealing with Dissent in Knowledge Societies. Taylor & Francis. Bondio, M. G., Zachmann, K., Jukola, S. & Sparschuh, O.https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003273509Introduction: Evidence Critique and Contestation as a Challenge in Academia and SocietyIn Evidence Contestation: Dealing with Dissent in Knowledge Societies (pp. 1-30). Zachmann, K., Jukola, S., Sparschuh, O. & Bondio, M. G.https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003273509-1Surgical Caps and Trouble with Evidence: Epistemology and Ethics of Perioperative Hygiene MeasuresIn Evidence Contestation: Dealing with Dissent in Knowledge Societies (pp. 141-166). Taylor & Francis. Jukola, S. & Bondio, M. G.https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003273509-9
E‐synthesis for carcinogenicity assessments: A case study of processed meatJournal of evaluation in clinical practice, 28(5), 752-772. De Pretis, F., Jukola, S. & Landes, J.https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.13697

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Courses academic year 2023/2024

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Courses academic year 2022/2023


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