Astrid Pernille Jespersen

Astrid Pernille Jespersen


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My main scientific expertise is on cultural analysis and humanistic health research with special attention to health in everyday life, lifestyle changes, obesity, ageing, physical activity and interdisciplinary collaboration. I am head of the Copenhagen Centre for Health Research in the Humanities (CoRe) at the Saxo-Institute, UCPH, theme-leader in the interdisciplinary research center, Center for Healthy Aging, and PI and co-PI in two UCPH excellence programmes for interdisciplinary research: Counteracting Age related loss of Muscle Mass (CALM) and Governing Obesity (GO)

Primary fields of research


Cultural theory and cultural analysis

Humanistic health research

Lifestyle and lifestyle changes


Ageing studies

Interdisciplinary and public/private publications


At the Faculty of Humanities my research is used as an example of the impact the humanities researchers have on society.
Read the case: From ethnological research to everyday health recommendations.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Getting Old and Keeping Going: The Motivation Technologies of Active Aging in Denmark

    Lassen, Aske Juul & Jespersen, Astrid Pernille, Jun 2017, Successful Aging? Global perspectives on a contemporary obsession. Rutgers University Press, p. 141-153

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

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