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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 Forsker, Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Research Unit, Herlev and Gentofte University Hospital, Herlev

1 Jan 2021 → …

Lektor, 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 2008Sep 2009

Clinical research nurse, University College London

Nov 2008Sep 2009

Sygeplejerske, Kennedy Center

Feb 2004Jul 2008