Gunilla Oberg


Institute for Environment, Resources and Sustainability

Faculty of Science

Gunilla Öberg is a professor at IRES, UBC, Vancouver Canada. She has over 30-years’ experience of leading and participating in interdisciplinary research on science-for-policy. Her current research deals with the role of value-judgments in areas where there are large uncertainties and science is polarized, presently focusing on chemicals management, particularly endocrine disruptors. The aim is to find ways to embrace a plurality of perspectives in contexts where consensus might not be possible or even desirable. 

Dr. Öberg also investigates on how to increase scientists’ uptake of research about the role of values in science, working in close collaboration with the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Chats Two speech clouds. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. External Link An arrow entering a square. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Menu Three horizontal lines indicating a menu. Minus A minus sign. Telephone An antique telephone. Plus A plus symbol indicating more or the ability to add. Search A magnifying glass. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service.