Recent blog posts

About this site

This site was created primarily out of need to collect information about my academic work in one place, organized in some meaningful fashion. Credit for the site: I did not want to spend too much time on making a website (I did), so I chose to use Blogdown, having read that it's quick, and requires minimal webdesign skills.

Recent publications

  • Veli-Pekka Parkkinen and Jon Williamson (2020) Extrapolating from model organisms in pharmacology. In B. Osimani & A. La Caze (eds.) Uncertainty in pharmacology. Springer . DOI
  • Michael Wilde and Veli-Pekka Parkkinen (2019) Extrapolation and the Russo-Williamson thesis. Synthese, 196(8), 3251-3262. DOI
  • Veli-Pekka Parkkinen, Christian Wallmann, Michael Wilde, Brendan Clarke, Phyllis Illari, Mike P. Kelly, Charles Norell, Federica Russo, Beth Shaw, and Jon Williamson (2018) Evaluating evidence of mechanisms in medicine - principles and procedures. Springer. DOI
  • Veli-Pekka Parkkinen (2018) Are model organisms theoretical models?. Disputatio, 9(47), 401-410. DOI
  • Jeffrey K. Aronson, Adam La Caze, Mike P. Kelly, Veli-Pekka Parkkinen and Jon Williamson (2018) The use of mechanistic evidence in drug approval. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 24(5), 1166-1176. DOI

Recent talks

Robustness in configurational causal modelling

CLMPST 2019, Prague , 7 August 2019


Are model organisms like theoretical models?

ISHPSSB 2019, University of Oslo , 8 July 2019


How to tell if drugs work

Fof research seminar, Bergen , 2 May 2019