Personal profile


I am associate professor and project manager at the Nutrition and Health Education, Department of Nursing and Nutrition, where I teach and research social gastronomy, food poverty and green transition of food and meals. I am the project manager for the Green Sustainable Communities project in the residential area Hørgården, where we work with the development of social gastronomic methods, including food communities and sustainable meals. In addition, I have project management experience in a project about continuing education for healthy and climate-friendly meals among food professionals as well as international projects in sustainable lifestyles, health inequality and food poverty efforts at home and abroad. I work with teaching and consulting tasks within sustainability psychology and health promotion models. I have a Ph.D. from Aalborg University, Copenhagen in Meal Science and Public Health Nutrition within school-agricultural cooperation around food, agriculture, sustainability and citizenship. I have a master's degree. tech.soc. from Roskilde University Center and has a bachelor's degree in International Studies (environmental and development studies). My research interests are within sustainability, social gastronomy, food formation, nature and health promotion for children, adults and ethnic minorities and I have, among other things, made research about school gardens and well-being and urban gardens and health promotion.

Work areas

Primary work areas:
My primary work is research and teaching in sustainability, social gastronomi, food systems, food security, food literacy and understanding of nature both at primary school and higher education.

Other work areas:
I have many years of experience in food security and agricultural development.


Project management: Several years of experience

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Aalborg University

Award Date: 30 Apr 2014, Roskilde University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002

Bachelor international studies, School for international training

Award Date: 1 Jan 1996


Senior lecturer, project manager, University College Copenhagen

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Ph.D. fellow, Aalborg University


Lektor (food security, food policy, environment and health, sustainability/sustainable development, Metropol EVU


Food security and agricultural development expert, Food and Agriculture Organization, Country office, Lao PDR


Food policy analyst, Hartford Food System, Hartford CT



  • social work
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  • social work practice


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