Professor, Professor, Head of Section
General practitioner, DrMedSc, and Master of Arts in Anthropology. Professor and Head of the Section for General Practice as well as for the Research Unit for General Practice, which together form the Center for Research and Education in General Practice at the University of Copenhagen.
Has worked as a general practitioner for many years while concurrently being involved in academic and professional activities, in the postgraduate education of doctors, and in research in general practice. Got her Master of Arts in Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen in 1996, and got her medical doctoral degree for her doctoral thesis on risk perception and osteoporosis in women from 60 to 70 years in 2008.
Has done research for a number of years and is especially interested in qualitative methods and in the research development and methods of general practice. Special areas of research are chronic diseases, especially in combination with multimorbidity, patient perspecties, patient involvement, communication, risk and prevention, children and families, and research methodology. Interdisciplinary research is also a great interest; takes part in several national and international collaboration projects.
Author and co-author of a number a number of books, including an educational book on health promotion and prevention and a debate book about risk and prevetion. Many years of experience as a teacher and course leader, supervisor for many PhD-students. Active in a great number og committees.
Primary fields of research
- Chronic diseases / chronic diseases in combination with multimorbidity
- Patient perspectives, patient involvement,and communication
- Risk and prevention
- Children and families
- Research methodology
- Interdisciplinary research