I am senior lecturer in philosophy and director of our B.A. program in Philosophy and Society. I teach and supervise in moral philosophy and political philosophy.
Most of my research so far has dealt with paternalism - to what degree and in what way liberal values such as liberty and autonomy should be respected, both in political contexts and more generally. In particular I have investigated how this question should be understood - if these liberal values have a particular status or if they are values like any other and so should be balanced against them, values such as good health and wellbeing. I have also discussed concrete policy areas where these questions arise, especially in public health.
I recent years I have also taken an interest in quite different issues. I am currently part of a research project on close personal relationships and the norms and laws that regulate them. I am also leading a small research project on the concept of sustainability and its relationship to future people. I have earlier written a couple of articles in population ethics on how we should assess the value of the wellbeing and existence of future people.
More recreationally, I enjoy philosophizing about almost anything. I like to give lectures and to lead philosophical discussions. I sometimes appear on radio, mainly on Swedish national radio in the program Tankar för dagen (thoughts of the day). You can learn more about this at my private webpage kallegrill.se.
I received my Ph.D. from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2009 with a dissertation on antipaternalism and public health policy. I worked at the philosophy department of Uppsala University 2010-2012. I was a visiting research fellow at Keele University 2011-2012 (at the Research Centre for Law, Ethics and Society). I was associated with Birmingham University as honorary research fellow 2012-2014 (Medicine, Ethics, Society & History). I came to the department as senior lecturer in 2012. In 2017 I received the Swedish academic title of ”docent” in philosophy.