Lone Friis Thing

Lone Friis Thing

associate professor, head of section

Curriculum Vitae

Lone Friis Thing (1964), MSc, PhD

Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen

Noerre Allé 51

DK-2200 Copenhagen N

E-mail: lfthing@ifi.ku.dk

Tel.: +45 35320851

See more information at: http://www.ifi.ku.dk/english/staff/?id=167505&vis=medarbejder

Education

1984-1988     BSc biology and several subjects at post graduate level, University of Copenhagen                       (UCPH)

1988-1993     BSc & Master in Human and Social Sport Sciences, UCPH

1995-1998     PhD in Sociology, Department of Sociology, UCPH

Employments

2015:            Head of the Section Idræt, Individ & Samfund

2010-2016:     Head of studies for Master programmes (Human Physiology – 120 ECTS; Humanities and Social Sport Sciencess – 120 ECTS) at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, UCPH.

2008-2016:     Head of studies:”Master Education Program Sport & Wellfare” (60 ECTS) at Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, UCPH.

2007- :          Associate Professor at Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, UCPH.

2003-2007:     Senior Researcher at UCSF: University Hospitals Center for Nursing and Care     Research. Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen.

2000-2003:     Post doc scholarship from Statens Samfundsvidenskabelige Forskningsråd [States Social Scientific Research Council]: Assistant research professor employment at Department of Sociology connected to the project: ”Bodies of Risk”.

1994-1995:     Research assistant of Associate Professor Charlotte Bloch, Department of Sociology, UCPH.

1993-1994:     Upper Secondary School teacher, Roskilde Katedralskole.

Part-time lecturer: ‘Body & Society’ and ‘Micro sociology’ (1999), and ‘Sociology of Helath’ (2000), Department of Sociology, UCPH. Part-time lecturer in ‘Sociology’ (1999-2005), Sociology at the Master programme of Public Health  and ’Qualitative Methods’ at Panum (1999-2006), Department of Public Health, UCPH.

Board memberships and other activities

2004-2010:     The Health Insurance Foundations (Helsefonden) Research pointed out by The Danish Council for Independent Research Social Sciences (FSE).

2007:            Substitute for representative, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, UCPH.

2008-2012:     Board member in IDAN (Danish Institute for Sports Studies) set up by the Danish Ministry of Culture.

2011-2013:     Member of the steering Group for the Head of Studies at Copenhagen University.

2011-2014:     Board member in REPS: Research Education Program in Sport Sciences. A partnership between the sport departments of universities in Denmark where the objective is to strengthen and coordinate the training of researchers in Denmark.

2012-            ERASMUS Coordinator – International relations between countries in Europe.

2014:            Co-Editor of EJSS (European Journal for Sport and Society)

2015:            Co-Editor of Annals of Leisure Research

External examiner for: Public Health studies and for Sport Sciences at University of Southern Denmark and University of Copenhagen; Master Education in Public Health at University of Southern Denmark and University of Copenhagen; Sport Sciences at Aarhus University, University of Southern Denmark and University of Copenhagen.

Research Areas

Figuration Sociology; Sociology of Health; Sociology of Risk; Sociology of the Emotions; Sociology of the body and Sports; Sociology of Gender; Methods: Phenomenology.

Themes: Health and Health Promotion.

Reviewer of journals etc.

National Journals: “Kvinde, Køn og Forskning” and “Dansk Sociologi”.

International Journals: Health, Risk & Society; Critical Public Health; Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, Theme: ‘Gender and the Body’ (2002/3), “Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports” and “Sport in Society. Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics” (Routledge). IRSS.

Some chosen Publications

L. F. Thing has published 87 publications: 2 dissertations; 32 conference papers; 18 national articles; 19 international re-viewed articles (12 as a single writer); 11 books/chapters and 5 Department publications.

Thing, L. F. (2000). Er emotioner som galoperende heste? - En mikrosociologisk anvendelse af Norbert Elias' emotionsbegreb med elitesport som eksempel [Are Emotions like wild galloping horses? Application of Norbert Elias’ concept of emotion to elite sport]. Dansk Sociologi, 11(1), 23-39.

Thing, L.F. (2001). The Female Warrior: Meanings of play-aggressive emotions in sport. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 36(3), 275-288.

Thing, L.F. (2002). Er kvinders boldspil en tavs social kritik? [Are Women’s Ball Games a Silent Social Critique?]. Sosiologisk Tidsskrift, 10(2), 142-158.

Thing, L. F. (2004). Scars on the Body: The Risk Management and Self-Help of injured Female Handball Players in Denmark. In K. Young (ed.), Sporting Bodies, Damaged Selves: Sociological Studies of Sport-Related Injury. London: Elsevier Press.

Thing, L. F. (2005). Kroppen – og de unævnelige emotioner. En emotionssociologisk analyse af idrætskroppe i den fysioterapeutiske klinik [The body – and the unmentionable emotions. A Danish case study on the body in physiotherapy]. Sosiologisk Tidsskrift, 13, 7-28.

Thing, L. F. (2005). Risk Bodies: Rehabilitation of sports patients in the physiotherapy clinic. Nursing Inquiry, 12(3), 184-191.

Thing, L. F. (2006). “Voices of the broken body.” The resumption of non-professional female players' sports careers after anterior cruciate ligament injuri. The female players' dilemma: is she willing to run the risk? Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 16(5), 364-375.

Thing, L.F. (2006) Evaluering af sundhed og aktivitet i skoler (2003-2006): Et EU Interreg III A samarbejde mellem Lübeck og Storstrøms Amt om at støtte unge mennesker i at føre en sundere livsstil. Universitetshospitalernes Center for Sygepleje- og Omsorgsforskning [UCSF]. København

Bartel, C. & Thing, L.F. (2006). Sundhed og aktivitet I skoler: Praktiske tips og erfaringer fra projektet (MANUAL). Universitetshospitalernes Center for Sygepleje- og Omsorgsforskning [UCSF]. København.

Thing, L. F. (2007). Motion på recept er en svær pille at sluge! [Exercise prescription – a bitter pill to swallow. A Sociological Discussion of exercise prescription as a treatment in the Welfare State]. Månedsskr Prakt Lægegern., 85(2), 219-224.

Thing, L. F., & Ytting, L. (2008). Et familievenligt hospitalsmiljø? En kvalitativ forskningsundersøgelse af det fysiske hospitalsmiljøs betydning for den psykosociale sundhed i familier til indlagte hjertesyge børn. Copenhagen: Hjerteforeningen – The Danish Heart Foundation.

Thing, L. F., & Ottesen, L. (2008). MacDonaldisering af den danske idrætskultur? In B. Vestergård Madsen, M. Mortensen, R. Storm, A. L. Poulsen & J. Wøllekær (eds.), Krydspres: sport, medier og udøvere (pp. 89-91). Idrætshistorisk Årbog, no. 24, Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag.

Thing, L. F. (2008). Exercise Prescription and the Clinical Governance of Social and Ethnic Bodies? In C. Hallinan & S. Jackson (eds.), Social and Cultural Diversities in a Sporting World (pp. 193-210). London: Emerald.

Thing, L. F. (2009). Sætter ”evidensen” den professionelle dømmekraft ud af spil? Gjallerhorn. Tidsskrift for professionsuddannelserne, 8, 44-54.

Thing, L. F., & Ottesen, L. (2010). The autonomy of sports. Negotiating boundaries between sports governance and government policy in the Danish welfare state. International Journal of Sport Policy, 2(2), 225-238.

Thing, L & Wagner, U. (2011). Grundbog i idrætssociologi. Munkgårds Forlag. 341 s.

Thing, L.F. (2012). ‘Docile bodies or reflexive users?’ On the individualization of medical risk in sports. IN: The Social Organization of Sports Medicine: Critical Socio-Cultural Perspectives. Pp: 187-203. Edited by Dominic Malcolm & Parissa Safai. New York:  Routledge

Thing, L.F.; Ottesen, L. (red.) (2013). Methods in Sports Science (Metoder i idrætsvidenskab).           Munksgaard Forlag. 362.s.

Ytting, L.; Thing, L. F. (2013): Fatherhood and family-life during hospitalization of children suffering from heart diseases. NORMA – Nordic Journal for Masculinity Studies. Vol. 08. Issue 1. 77-92.

Thing, L. F., & Ottensen, L. (2013). “Young People’s perspectives on health, risk and physical activity in upper secondary school”. Health, Risk & Society. Accepted.

Thing, L. F. (submitted). How can the thinking of Norbert Elias be useful for Public Health? Human Figurations.

Thing, L. F., Nielsen, S. F., & Ottensen, L. (submitted). "Upside Down": What do sports and health promotion in schools have to do with democracy?

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