Bente Merete Stallknecht
Bente Merete Stallknecht

Prorector, Professor

Prorector with special responsibility for education from 1 August 2018.

Master of Science in Medicine (1992), University of Copenhagen (UCPH), PhD (1997), Doctor of Medical Science (2003). Professor at UCPH, leads the research group Act4Life and Affiliate Professor at Deakin University, Australia. Head of Department of Biomedical Sciences, UCPH 2015-2018. Member of the high-level Scientific Panel for Health, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission. Author and co-author of 100+ peer-reviewed articles and books/book chapters on physical activity, obesity and metabolism. UCPH Head of Studies for the Biomedical Engineering programme in 2007-15, member of the Study Board for Public Health Sciences 2002-07 and Course Manager of ‘Human Biology and Diseases’ in 2002-15. Supervised and assessed 100+ Bachelor, Master and PhD students.

Main research area
Main research area is health-enhancing physical activity. The vision is to prevent inactivity-related diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The mission is based on thorough pathophysiological and interdisciplinary research to develop valid and robust strategies promoting health-enhancing physical activity in different domains of everyday life. Have (co-)directed a number of major research projects involving physical activity/inactivity interventions, including ‘Bed rest’, ‘Training per se’, ‘FINE’, ‘Copenhagen women study – menopause’ and ‘GO-ACTIWE’.

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