Lotte Stig Nørgaard

Lotte Stig Nørgaard

Associate Professor

Pharmacy is and always was my interst area: it´s technology, it´s staff, what staff says and does in relation to customers, customers' experience of the drug information, their drug-related problems and solutions, the pharmacy and the pharmacist of the future, cognitive services in pharmacy, pharmacy and pharmacist´s cooperation with the surrounding community. So social and clinical pharmaceutical issues. In recent years, I have also been qualified in the field of journalistic research dissemination, just as I have also in recent years done quite a lot of research in the hospital area.


Primary fields of research

Pharmacy practice, communication, technology development, user perspectives on medicine use, pharmacist profession, role of the clinical pharmacist, drug shortage in hospital, pharmacy student learning and internship, personalized medicine, medicine use among adolescents etc

Current research


  • Personalized medicine
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation between pharmacies and GPs
  • Communication in the pharmacy counter
  • Pharmacist and pharmacy intern teaching in primary schools and highschools
  • Antibiotics and AMR
  • Study drug use among young people
  • Patient involvement in drug development, research and teaching
  • Patient safety and medicine use


29 years of research and teaching experience in the Department of Social Pharmacy (undergraduate, masters and post-graduate level (typically more than  840 hours a year).  Has been teaching on all courses offered by the department.

Focus points: pharmacy practice, communication, counselling, drug related problems, the role of the pharmacist, organizations of the health care system, adherence, patient perspectives on medicine use, ethnic minorities, personalized medcine, health technology assessment, supervising in generel social pharmacy, theory use in pharmacy practice research and qualitative methods

Opponent on five Ph.d. dissertations. Peer reviewer for 3 scientific journals. Associate editor for the journal Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. Has been supervising more than 50 master students and 7 Ph.D. students. The latest phd.-student (Joo Hanne Poulsen) defended her PhD-thesis on drug shortages on March 19th 2020

Besides, I am leader of the largest study unit at Copenhagen University entitled “Pharmacy internship” (until 2006 and again from July 2009), just as I have led the elective study unit on innovation, social pharmacy and rhetorics entitled "Contemporary Social Pharmacy".


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