Johanne Smith-Nielsen

Johanne Smith-Nielsen

Associate Professor

Office hours: Thuesdays 12:00-12:50

Associate professor and licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience in conducting and managing inter-disciplinary research in collaboration with the public sector as well as with international and national research partners focusing on societal outreach. Dedicated to promoting caregiver, infant, and toddler mental health. Research focuses on early detection and interventions targeting at-risk children and their (primary and professional) caregivers, and the implementation of research-based knowledge in real-life settings. Certified Danish Circle of Security Trainer and supervisor.

Primary fields of research

Parental and infant mental health; Early childhood socio-emotional development; Early detection, prevention, and intervention; Postnatal depression; Quality of care in center-based childcare 


Clinical psychology

Infant and toddler mental health

Perinatal mental health


Master's thesis supervision: Clinical Psychology

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Brugerperspektiver på ADBB: Hvordan oplever sundhedsplejersker og forældre metoden i praksis?

    Smith-Nielsen, Johanne, Egmose, Ida, Stuart, Anne Christine, Stougård, Maria & Væver, Mette Skovgaard, 7 Apr 2022, In: Sundhedsplejersken. 2022

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

  2. Published

    Indsatser i forhold til fødselsdepression: En litteraturgennemgang af eksisterende viden

    Pontoppidan, M., Smith-Nielsen, Johanne & Nøhr, K., 7 Jan 2022, København: VIVE - Det Nationale Forsknings- og Analysecenter for Velfærd. 83 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportReportResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Can the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale-3A be used to screen for anxiety?

    Smith-Nielsen, Johanne, Egmose, Ida, Wendelboe, Katrine Isabella, Steinmejer, P., Lange, Theis & Væver, Mette Skovgaard, 2021, In: BMC Psychology. 9, 1, 11 p., 118.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

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