Olesya Bondarenko has recently defended her PhD in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Her current research focuses on the integration between genomics and the social sciences including psychology, sociology, and social policy-oriented research. She is particularly interested in the arguments that genomic tools (such as the so-called polygenic scores) can strengthen evidential support for causal claims made by social scientists.
More generally, she works on philosophical themes related to integrative biosocial research on human behaviour and health, including causation and causal concepts, measurement, and theory building. She is also interested in ethical questions which arise in the abovementioned research contexts.
Olesya was born and grew up in Ukraine which continues to suffer from the Russian invasion. You can help Ukrainian medics save lives by donating to https://www.hospitallers.org.uk/ or https://www.leleka.care/.