Torben Bechmann Jensen

Torben Bechmann Jensen

Head of studies

Born: of February 1962 (Viby, Aarhus, Denmark)



  • Ph.D. (Univ. of Copenhagen, 2000)
  • Cand. Psych. (Univ. of Copenhagen, 1992)


Current position:


Associate Professor at University of Copenhagen


Previous positions:


Assistent Professor at University of Copenhagen


Researchpartner in the Researchproject: YOYO - Participation and Transition of Youth - from education to labourmarket. Psychological Institute, Univ. of Copenhagen.


Vice Director of Kirkens Korshærs Ungdomscenter (CounsellingCenter of Young Drugabusers)


Amanuensis at University of Copenhagen, Psychological Institute.


Researcher for The Ministry of Social Affairs.


Responsible for the Researchproject" From Knowledge to action" ("Fra Viden til handlingsændring") Ph.D. Project Funded by Kræftens Bekæmpelse.


Leader of PAF, Counsellingcenter for males in prostitution.


External lecturer University of Copenhagen, Psych. Departm.


Administration and evaluation experience

Coordinator of The Research Group CATS (Center of Applied and Theoretical Social Psychology) (2014-)

Evaluator/Censor for the University Educations in Psychology In Denmark (2007-)

Member of the Board of Censorship for the University Educations in Psychology In Denmark (2011-2013)

Evaluator/Censor for the Public Health Educations in Denmark (2013-)

Member of the Editorial Board of “Nordiske Udkast” (Roskilde University) 1992-)

Member of Editorial Board for “Journal of Critical Social Science”, (University of Copenhagen) (1999-2007)

Member of editorial Board for Studies in “Comparative Social Pedagogies and International Social Work and Social Policy/ Studien zur Vergleichenden Sozialpaedagogik und Internationalen Sozialarbeit und Sozialpolitik”. German Salzwasser Verlag, Bremen. (2012-)

Member of editorial Board for “The Sociology of Youth Studies”, Wiener Verlag für Sozialforschung, Vienna, Austria. (2013-)

Member of the Advisory Board for “Værket” (The Network) A project funded by Velux Foundation to combat loneliness among grownups 30-60+. By the Princess Mary Foundation/Danish Red Cross (2015-)

Member of the Advisory Board for GOETE: “Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe”, FP7 research Project (2010-2013)

Supervisor for “The Youth-Friendly Hospital, an evaluation”. (2012-2013, (Rigshospitalet, Cph.))

Supervisor for Cand. Psych. Alexandra Holmboe In the Project Inclusion In Public Scholl, Municipality of Slagelse, Denmark (2012-2013)

Evaluator for the programmes: SSH (Social Science and Humanities) og Marie (Scklodowska Curie Eco/Soc ) Framework since 2008 (Since 2014 named Horizon 2020).

Evaluator of applications for academic positions (PhD scholarships, postdocs, associate professorships) At University of Copenhagen, University of Aarhus, University of Roskilde etc.:  (2006-)

Ad-hoc reviewer for The Velux Foundation, TRYG Foundation, The Research Foundation of the Farao Islands, The Journals: Nordiske Udkast (Denmark/Skandinavia, Syddansk Universitetsforlag), Outlines, Journal of Critical Social Studies (Denmark, Syddansk Universitetsforlag), Sociologisk tidsskrift (Norway, Universitetsforlaget), Young (Scandinavia, Sage), International Journal of Qualitative studies in Education (QSE, London) and Publishers:  Reitzel, Copenhagen. German Salzwasser Verlag, Bremen., Wiener Verlag für Sozialforschung, Vienna.

Knowledge of languages

Danish, Swedish, Norvegian, English



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