Gunnar Rø.
Founding member.

When and why did you join Fjelltopp?

I joined as a founding member after having worked on public health surveillance projects with the WHO since 2014. I found the work interesting and meaningful, so founding Fjelltopp together with the rest of the team was a great way to ensure we could continue to work on our existing projects and find new, impactful work.

What strengths do you bring to Fjelltopp?

I hold a PhD in physics from Durham University and an MSc in epidemiology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I have broad technical and IT experience and significant experience with public health surveillance, epidemiology and infectious disease modelling.

What’s most important to you about working at Fjelltopp?

To me, the most important thing is doing interesting work that is meaningful and can make a real difference.

What values are most important to you?

Curiosity. A genuine curiosity about people, systems and physical phenomena underlies most of my work. I want to investigate and find out how things work and how they can be improved.

Equality. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and empathy.

Evidence-based work. I believe all important work should be based on the best available scientific evidence.