Anne Kathrine Overgaard

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2014              Master in Corporate Communication (eMCC), Aarhus University  

1995              Master in Experimental Cell Biology (cand.scient), Odense University 



2009-             Head of External Projects, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark  

2002-2008      Head of Faculty Administration, Faculty of Science, University of Southern Denmark 


Projects and Misc. (recent):

2021-             Co-founder of the SDU Citizen Science Knowledge Centre

2019-             Member, LIBER Citizen Science Work Group

2019-             Project Manager for SDG projects at the Faculty of Health Sciences

2017-2021      Co-founder of the SDU Citizen Science Network

2017-             Project Manager for several Citizen Science-projects in a partnership with researchers and societal stakeholders including e.g., health science, biology, life cycle-studies


Publications (recent):

Overgaard, A.K., Kaarsted, T., Leth-Larsen, R., Kyvik, K. O., and Espersen, K. (2023). Gode erfaringer med borgerinvolvering i forskning, Ugeskrift for læger.


Kaarsted, T., O. Blake, K.N. Nielsen, B. Alving, L.T. Rasmussen, A.K. Overgaard, and S.M.B. Hansen (2023). How European research libraries can support citizen-enhanced open science. Open Information Science.


Overgaard, A. K., & Kaarsted, T. (2018). A New Trend in Media and Library Collaboration within Citizen Science – The Case of ’A Healthier Funen’, LIBER Quarterly - Journal of European Research Libraries, 28(1), 1- 17.


Kaarsted, T., & Overgaard, A. K. (2018). How to Mobilize Half an Island: A New Trend in Media Collaboration. Poster session presented at 2nd International ECSA Conference 2018, Geneva, Switzerland.

Ignat, T., Ayris, P., Labastida i Juan, I., Reilly, S., Dorch, B. F., Kaarsted, T., & Overgaard, A. K. (2018). Merry work: Libraries and Citizen Science. Insights, 31.


Presenter and facilitator at conferences:

LIBER Conference, Budapest (2023): ‘Citizen Science at SDU’ (workshop)

UKSG, Glasgow (2023): ‘Bridging Universities with Society’

Open Reseacher’s Day, Odense (2022): ‘The Power of many – Citizen Science at SDU’

UKSG, Telford (2022): ‘Citizen Science at SDU: Organization, theory, and practice’

LIBER Conference, Odense (2022), ‘Open to Society’ (workshop)

Transdisciplinary Workplace Research, Milan (2022), ‘New Office Culture: A case of real-life user preferences ‘ (poster)

CitSci (Durham, USA, 2019) ‘How to mobilize half an island - and beyond’

LIBER Conference, Dublin (2019): ‘Citizen Science – how to get started’ (workshop)

NUAS KOM (2019), ‘It's Not About Branding the University’

European Citizen Science Association (2018), ‘A new trend in media collaboration’ (poster)

LIBER Conference, Lille (2018), ‘A new trend in media collaboration within Citizen Science ‘


Consultant and guest lecturer:

A Healthier Southern Denmark, workshop, Odense (2023): ‘Citizen Science og sundhedsvidenskab’

EPICUR Citizen Science Seminar, Odense (2023): ‘Why Citizen Science’

YERUN, Online presentation (2023): ‘Citizen Science – from a SDU perspective’

SDG Trialogue and Open Geneva Festival, (Cern) (round table discussion)

Åbo Akademi University, Finland (2022) ‘Introducing Citizen Science’ and online consultation (2023)

Train-the-trainer multiplier event, National Library of Croatia, Zagreb (2022). ‘The CEOS_SE project’.

LIBER Citizen Science Webinars (3 webinars 2020-2021)


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