My two main academic degrees cover the range between biomedicine and social science equivalent to a total of 15 years of university studies.
I have worked internationally with a great variety of topics such as management, research, teaching, public relations, membership of research councils (TDR/WHO), human resource capacity building, research into practice and consultancies for the past 17 years. My track record of 50+ peer-reviewed publications indicates a broad range of themes resulting from the various projects in which I have been involved. As part of my 11 years of clinical work, I have experience in medical fields ranging from intensive care to public health (school medicine). As a research leader at Steno, I will primarily be working with health promotion in schools and prevention through primary health care.
Anthropology: Graduated from Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, 21 June 1991. Duration: 7 years. Degree: Mag.scient.anth. (equivalent to level between MSc and PhD) Title of thesis: ‘Lepra and Kustam – Transcultural Communication of Leprosy in South India.’
Medicine: Graduated from the University of Copenhagen, 31 January 1979. Duration: 7 1/2 years. Degree: Cand.med. Mark: average 10.1 (on a scale from 0 to 13).
Specialist in General Medicine.
Diploma of Tropical Health (DTM): Scandinavian Diploma Course in Tropical Medicine, University of Copenhagen, 2 months of coursework,
Master of Public Health (MPH): Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden. The result of eight months of coursework combined with a dissertation. 2003. Title of dissertation: ‘A Review of Barriers and Possibilities for Cross-Disciplinary Health Research – the Example of Scandinavian, Bilateral Programmes in Developing Countries’.
Postgraduate employment (excerpts)
Health Promotion: Steno Health Promotion Center, Steno Diabetes Center, Gentofte, Denmark, Team leader
Social anthropology: DBL – Centre for Health Research and Development (as from January 2007 part of Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen), Copenhagen, 17 years. Senior Researcher.
Free lance work: Research, teaching and consultancy work
School medicine: Municipality of Brøndby
School medicine: City of Copenhagen
Psychiatry: County Hospital of Nordvang (O), Copenhagen,
General Practice: Copenhagen
Gynaecology-Obstetrics: County Hospital of Roskilde
Otorhinolaryngology: County Hospital of Roskilde
Dermatology: Finsen Institute, Copenhagen
Nutrition: Medical Officer in Mauritania, via Danish Red Cross
Neonatology: Rigshospitalet (GN), Copenhagen
General Practice: Malmø, Sweden
Pediatrics: County Hospital of Roskilde
General Practice: Øvre Årdal, Norway
Internal Medicine: Rigshospitalet (M), Copenhagen
Anaesthesia: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen
Surgery: County Hospital of Køge
Anaesthesia: County Hospital of Roskilde.
Internal Medicine: County Hospital of Sct. Elisabeth, Copenhagen
Member of the Training Strengthening Committee (TSC) Steering Committee, Geneva, Switzerland for TDR – Special Programme for Research & Training in Tropical Diseases (UNICEF/UNDP/UNICEF/World Bank/WHO)
Steno Center for Sundhedsfremme
Steno Diabetes Center
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