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I am trained in Clinical Biomechanics and Sports Science with focus on musculoskeletal function in healthy aging persons, elite athletes, individuals suffering from neck- and shoulder pain and different orthopaedic patient groups. I received my master degree within isolated musculoskeletal function in 2002 followed by the PhD degree in 2007 in biomechanical analysis and functional capacity in elderly individuals at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark. Then, I used my biomechanical competencies in a Post Doc position (2007-2009) investigating shoulder and neck problems in a multi-professional collaboration between chiropractors and sports scientists before moving to the Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark and Orthopedic Research Unit, Odense University Hospital, heading the gait and motion laboratory (2009-). >From 2014-19 I was elected as President for the Danish Association of Biomechanics and was designated as host of the 29th annual meeting of the European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC 2021). Finally, I am affiliated with the Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm as Docent/Associated Professor where I aim to develop collaboration between Karolinska and University of Southern Denmark.

My primary research focus is to conduct translational research within musculoskeletal and/or orthopedic conditions and I master a variety of explorative methods from 3-dimensional motion analysis, pedography, electromyography, muscle dynamometry to simple functional performance based tests and patient reported outcome measures. I have since 2009 established and develop the gait and motion laboratory research methodologies that presently are used in clinical studies ranging from healthy children, children with cerebral palsy, adults suffering from meniscectomy, anterior cruciate ligament rupture, femoroacetabular impingement to elderly patients suffering from knee or hip osteoarthritis. Furthermore, I have vast experience in designing and conducting randomized controlled trials and I am heading the PhD course on high quality randomized trials at the Department of Health Sciences at University of Southern Denmark. Thus, I possess a strong background in developing and validating research methodologies that have been implemented in the clinical practice and research projects.

External positions

Associate Professor (visiting), Karolinska Institute

1. Jan 2018 → …

Research areas

  • Exercise
  • Analysis of walking pattern
  • Analysis of body movements
  • Muscle strength
  • Hip replacement


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