I work as researcher and project coordinator on health litercy researach projects with partners all over the world. I have been acting as advisor and guest lecturer on health literacy for universities as well as international and national organisations such as EU, WHO, ECDC, the European Parliament and Council of Europe. In addition, I am the focal point for Health Literacy Europe - a network for advancing European health literacy.
Skills training and coaching
Researcher, project coordinator, promovendus
2009 - 2013
Health literacy has been the main research area since 2009 at Maastricht University. The work include research, project management, societal impact and valorisation of results.
Lecturer/docent at the European Public Health programme
I was developing and coordinating parts of the European Public Health Bachelor programme as semester, module and portfolio coordinator as well as organising study trips to Jagiellonnian University in Krakow.
Project manager, Trygfonden
After my graduation from Copenhagen University I worked for Trygfonden promoting health and safety in Denmark.
My PhD dissertation Health literacy: a European public health disparity is was obtained 6 November 2013 at Maastricht University.
It includes research from three different research projects: the HLS-EU project, the Joint Venture on health literacy as business action by CSR Europe and the Right to access to health project by Council of Europe.
Graduate Institute Geneva
I followed the executive course on global health diplomacy organised by Graduate Institute, Geneva. It provided the theoretical background to the advocay experience I had from working as NGO with the United Nations in the 1990s.
I obtained the Basic Qualification for Dutch University Teachers (BKO) in spring 2009.
I graduated with a Bachelor and Master of Public Health Science from Copenhagen University. My Master thesis included research with Lene Hammer-Helmuch on poor children's perception of health in Denmark.
Before my studies in Copenhagen I studied medicine from 1993-1998 at Odense University before changing my career path without completing the medical degree.