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I’m currently working as a senior researcher at Herlev-Gentofte Hospital and as an associate professor at University College Copenhagen and University of Copenhagen. I am former a cardiac nurse and after finishing my Ph.D. I worked in a post.doc position and as a clinical nurse specialist. From those positions I have gained knowledge and experience with clinical work, research and project management.

My research has always been focused on patient’s perspectives on life with heart disease. I have worked in a multi-disciplinary team on the CopenHeart project (www.CopenHeart.org). Here we designed and tested rehabilitation for patients with heart disease. I have carried out systematic Cochrane reviews, nationwide surveys, interventional studies and qualitative research.

I have been the chair of a National Clinical Guideline in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary group of health-professionals from around the country and in collaboration with the Danish Health Authority’s. I have had several research-stays in the U.K. and the U.S. and have a large international network. I received a grant from The International Network Programme from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science for a workshop in the U.S.A. with American colleagues (it was postponed because of COVID). I am a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and a member of the Programme Committee at the Association of Cardiovascular Nursing & Allied Professions (ACNAP) at European Society of Cardiology. I have finished formal Pedagogical Education at University of Copenhagen. I currently supervise one Ph.D. student, have supervised five students in their Master thesis’ and 24 students in Bachelor projects. I have 28 peer-reviewed publications (and 7 submitted), a H-index of 10 (Scopus 29th of April 29, 2021) and are a reviewer for more than 10 scientific journals.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. , University of Copenhagen

Award Date: 1 Aug 2015

Cand.scient.san, University of Copenhagen

Award Date: 1 Aug 2008

professionsbachelor i sygepleje, Roskilde Sygeplejeskole

Award Date: 1 Jun 2003


Senior Researcher , Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Research Unit, Herlev and Gentofte University Hospital, Herlev

1 Jan 2021 → …

Associated Professor, University of Copenhagen

1 Jan 2020 → …

Post.doc , Kennedy Center

Jun 20152018

Post.doc lignende stilling, Metropol EVU

Jun 20152018

Ph.D. studerende , Metropol EVU


Videnskabelig assistent , Copenhagen Business School

Dec 2010Jun 2011

Forskningsassistent , Copenhagen University Hospital

Nov 2010Jun 2011

Underviser, University of Copenhagen

2010 → …

Forskningsassistent , Copenhagen University Hospital

Nov 2008Sept 2009

Clinical research nurse , University College London

Nov 2008Sept 2009

Sygeplejerske , Kennedy Center

Feb 2004Jul 2008


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