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Education

Master degree in biology (Cand. Scient.), University of Copenhagen 1997

 

PhD / Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen 2005

 

Employment

1998: Research assistant at Danish Institute for Clinical Epidemiology

 

1998: PhD student at Department of Social Medicine, Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Health Science, University of Copenhagen

 

2000-01: Maternity leave

 

2002: PhD student at Department of Social Medicine, Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Health Science, University of Copenhagen

 

2003-04: Maternity leave

 

2004-05: PhD student at Department of Social Medicine, Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Health Science, University of Copenhagen

 

2005: Post doc at Department of Social Medicine, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

 

2008: Assistant Professor in social epidemiology, Department of Social Medicine, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

 

2009-10: Assistant Professor in Child and Adolescent Social Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark

 

2010 - : Associate Professor in Child and Adolescent Social Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark

 

2012 - : Deputy program director for the bachelor programme in Public Health, University of Southern Denmark

 

 

Research areas

- National and international social-epidemiological studies of health behaviour among children and adolescents with emphasis on smoking, physical activity, meal habits and fruit and vegetable intake.

- National and international social-epidemiological studies of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents with special emphasis on behavioural and social factors.

- Methodological studies of issues related to children and adolescents’ self-reports of height and weight in questionnaire surveys.

Research projects

2008-2009: Principal investigator for the Danish research project ‘Skolebørnsundersøgelsen Århus, 2008’, a joined project with Århus Kommune. Questionnaire data on health, health behaviour and well-being were collected among 2100 school children aged 11, 13 and 15. Objectively data on height and weight were collected for validation studies of self-reported data on height and weight.

 

2003-2006: Member of the Danish team participating in the EU-funded European project: PRO Children, an international research project among nine European countries. The aim of the PRO Children was to study 1) the level of fruit and vegetable intake among European children aged 11and 2) to identify and investigate determinants of fruit and vegetable intake among children and adolescents.

 

Since 1998: Member of the research project Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC)– an international WHO associated research project now including 43 countries. The overall aim of the HBSC is to study the health, health behaviour and well-being among children and adolescents in their social contexts. Cross-sectional questionnaire data are collected every fourth year by the application of an internationally standardized protocol. From 2005, leader of scientific working group and member of Scientific Development Group. Since 2006, member of the International Coordinating Committee. From 2006, Danish vice-principal investigator.

Since 2013 Danish Principal Investigator.

 

PhD students

Trine Pagh Pedersen: Meal habits among children and adolescents – tracking patterns and contextual factors (on-going)

Thea Jørgensen: Fruit and vegetable intake among children and adolescents – evaluation of a school-based intervention to increase fruit and vegetable intake among school children (on-going)

 

Teaching

Course leader (Health promotion) (2008-9) at bachelor of Public Health, University of Copenhagen. Lectures, exercises and supervisions of bachelor and master theses at Bachelor and Master of Science in Medicine, Bachelor and Master of Science in Public Health and Master of Public Health, University of Copenhagen.

 

Lectures, exercises and supervisions of master theses at Bachelor and Master of Science in Public Health, University of Southern Denmark.

 

Deputy program director for the bachelor programme in Public Health, University of Southern Denmark. Initiated at the bachelor programme moved from Esbjerg Campus to Odense Campus.

 

Facilitating the definition of curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Epidemiology at Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – managed by National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark.

  

 

 

           

 
Redigeret: 06.11.13