Eva Ladekjær Ladekjær

anthropologist, PhD

  • Niels Bohrs Vej 9

    6700 Esbjerg

    Denmark

20072018
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Personal profile

Curriculum


Academic degrees
• PhD, Unit for Health Promotion Research, University of Southern Denmark, 2006-10.
• MA Research Degree (Mag. Art) Ethnography and Social Anthropology, Aarhus University, 2000-04
• BA, Ethnography and Social Anthropology, Aarhus University, 1997-2000.



Employment Assistant professor, Unit for Health Promotion Research, University of Southern Denmark, Dec 2012 –
Main responsibilities:

• Teaching in BSc and MSc Programmes, Public Health, University of Southern Denmark
• Co-manager and teaching in BSc programme, Health Education and Promotion, Princess Noura University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• Research topics: Work disability prevention and integration, health promotion in Saudi Arabia, settings for health, alcohol policy.


Post doc, Public Health and Quality Improvement, Central Denmark Region (CFK), August 2010- Dec 2012
Main responsibilities:

• Research responsible/project leader: FRAP (Workplace perspectives of return to work) See also http://www.cfk.rm.dk/projekter/sygefrav%c3%a6r+og+arbejdsrettet+rehabilitering/fasen+efter+raskmelding+i+et+arbejdspladsperspektiv?
• Project leader: Screening for mental health disorders at jobcentres: An intervention study. See also: http://www.cfk.rm.dk/projekter/sygefrav%c3%a6r+og+arbejdsrettet+rehabilitering/psykiatrifaglig+indsats+i+jobcentrene?
• Research responsible: Hospital based rehabilitation and the process of returning to work for patients with low back pain: a qualitative study.
• Co-supervisor, PhD project: Structural and cultural causes of long term sick leave: a comparative study of sick leave among employees in the elderly care sector in Norway and Denmark.

Post doc, Unit for Health Promotion Research, University of Southern Denmark, June – August 2010. Main project engagement:
• FELIS Multilevel Evidence-Based Local Interventions for Health Promotion

Research assistant, Unit for Health Promotion Research, University of Southern Denmark, 2009– 2010. Main project engagement:
• FELIS Multilevel Evidence-Based Local Interventions for Health Promotion.

PhD scholarship Unit for Health Promotion Research, University of Southern Denmark, 2006 – 2010. PhD project:
• Community participation in health promotion: Perspectives of participation and everyday life in a multi-ethnic and socially deprived neighborhood.

Research assistant, Moesgaard Museum, Ethnographic Department, 2005.
Major project engagement:
• I still smell the Thyme: Reconstructing Palestinian memory.

Other projects and fieldwork

MA research degree, thesis, 2003-2004:
• The Discourse of Victimism in Palestinian Identity Construction: Violence, memory and the interaction between individual and collective narratives.

Internship, DANIDA, Mozambique, 2003, project:
• Social Repositioning among Internally Displaced Refugees and War Victims in Rural Mozambique. Financed by Nordic Africa institute, Uppsala, Sweden, Centre for Development Research, Denmark and Aarhus University.
Ethnographic fieldwork, Palestine, 2001 – 2002, project:

• Because of the Situation: An Ethnographic Analysis of Violence in Everyday-Life in the Palestinian West Bank. Financed by Aarhus University and Knud Højgaards Fond,


PhD supervision

• Co-supervisor: Line Krane: Holdninger til Sygefravær blandt plejemedarbejdere i ældresektoren. Århus/Kristiansand Kommune, Institut for Samfundsmedicin, Tromsø Universitet.



Teaching experience Lecture and module coordinator in the study programmes:

• BSc Programme, Public Health, Aarhus University, 2011-2012.
• BSc Programme, Health Education and Promotion, , Princess Noura University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2013-
• BSc and MSc programme, Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, 2006 -
• Master of Public Health, Aarhus University, 2007.
• Master of Rehabilitation, University of Southern Denmark, 2007 - 2010.
• European Master of Occupational theory, CVU, Næstved, 2007-8.


International research collaboration/stays abroad

• Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway.
• Faculty of Medical Sciences, GSW - Public Health, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
• Medicine & Health, Norwegian University of Science and Technology;
• Social Sciences and Health Research, School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Australia. 6. Januar – 21. April 2008.
• Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Macquarie University, Australia. 21. April – 2. August 2008.
• Arabic language course, Birzeit University, Palestine, 2001.


Fund awards (+DKK 50.000)
• Arbejdsmiljøforskningsfonden DKK 1.500.000, 2011.
• Beskæftigelsesregion Midt Jylland, DKK 267.000, 2011.
• Helsefonden DKK 250.000, 2008.
• Syddansk Universitet, DKK 340.000, 2006.
• Danidas Oplysningsbevilling, DKK 50.000, 2005.




Review for the journals

• Health Promotion International
• International Journal of Public Health
• Health & Place
• Disability & Rehabilitation


Academic networks
• Nordic Anthropology of Health and Medicine
• Nordic Return to Work Research Network
• Social Studies in Medicine: http://www1.sdu.dk/health/humsund/english/index.html
• Centre for Health, Humanities and Culture, Institute for Philosophy and History of Ideas, Aarhus University: http://www.smk.au.dk/en

Contributions at international conferences



• International Conference on Sickness Leave, Oslo, Sept. 2013, oral presentation: Workplace perspectives on partial return to work.
• Nordic Health Promotion, Tønsberg, Norway, June 2013, Workshop: Research-based health promotion education – transferability across cultures
• Body, Public Health and Social Theory, Copenhagen April 2013, oral presentation: Betwixt and Between: Return to Work policies and the construction of a new category
• EUPHA, Malta, 2012, oral presentation: Early detection of common mental disorders: perceptions of stress and depression among case workers managing sickness benefit claims.
• WDPI, Groningen, 2012: Screening for psychiatric disorders in non-clinical settings: challenges for sickness benefit case workers
• 2. Nordiske Konference i Arbejdsrettet Rehabilitering, 2012, Workshop: Fasen efter raskmelding i et Arbejdspladsperspektiv and plenum speaker: Psykiatrifaglig opkvalificering af sagsbehandlere i sygedagpengesystemet.
• Dansk Sociologikongres, 2012, oral presentation: Fortællinger om et liv som arbejdsløs og socialt ekskluderet.
• EUPHA, Copenhagen, 2011, oral presentation: Work-related psychosocial factors and return to work in sick-listed employees with low back pain. A mixed method study.
• 3rd Conference on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health in Europe. Pecs, Hungary, May 2010, oral presentation: Building healthy communities in multi-ethnic neighbourhoods.
• Australian Health Promotion Association: Population Health Congress 2008, Brisbane, July 2008, Australia, oral presentation: Neighbourhood identities and participation: building social coherence in socially deprived communities - experiences from Denmark.
• EUPHA, Helsinki, 2007, poster presentation: Health Promotion in Multi-Ethnic Communities.
• International Union of Health Promotion and Education, IUHPE, Vancouver, June 2007, oral presentation: Acting and Counteracting Health Promoting Discourses.

Other research communication

Presentations at various research seminars 2007-12:

• Annual Conference: Public Health and Quality Improvement, Central Denmark Region (CFK)
• Social Medicine, CFK
• Marselisborg Centret, CFK
• Faculty of Medical Sciences, GSW - Public Health, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
• Nordic return to work research network, Hysnes, Trondheim, Norway
• Nordic return to work research network, Kristiansand, Norway
• The Spine Centre (Center for Bevægeapparatlidelser), Silkeborg Regionshospital
• Social Sciences and Health Research, Monash University, Australia
• Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Macquarie University, Australia
• Medical Anthropological Network, Aarhus University
• Annual meeting: Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark
• Unit of Health Promotion Research, University of Southern Denmark

Conference committee

• Nordic Conference on Work Disability Prevention, 2011-

Media Appearances
• Danske underviser lærer saudiske kvinder om folkesundhed. P1 Orientering 6the July 2013.
• Det må godt gøre ondt før det bliver godt, Ritzau 11th May 2013, Various local newspapers 12th-13th May 2013.
• Naboer og andre beboere, Sønderbrobladet, Dec. 2010
• News item DR ØSTJylland d. 13. marts 2007
• Forsker flytter ind på Sønderbro, Horsens Folkeblad 21. april 2007
• At leve og bo på Sønderbro, Sønderbrobladet August, 2006


Publications - Updated 14th Nov 2013

• 20. Larsen EL, Labriola M, Nielsen CV, Petersen KS Betwixt and between: workplace perspectives of work reintegration in the elderly care sector in Denmark. In process planned submission Dec/jan to Journal of Occupational Rehab
• 19. Larsen EL (2013)Langtidssygemeldtes reintegration på arbejdspladsen- plejeboliger ved Aarhus Kommune som case. MarselisborgCentret, Forskning & Udvikling, CFK • Folkesundhed og Kvalitetsudvikling, RegionMidtjylland.
• 18. Krane L, Larsen EL, Nielsen CV, Stapelfeldt CM, Johnsen R & Risør MB Relational aspects of sickness absence and sickness presenteeism in health and care sectors in Norway and Denmark: a qualitative, comparative study. Submitted BMC Public Health
• 17. Larsen EL: Folkesundhed – syn på sundhed og sygdom under forandring. In Grundbog i sygepleje ISBN 87-628-1171-3. Forlaget Munksgaard, København. Forthcoming
• 16. Søgaard HJ, Larsen EL & Jensen C: Anvendelse af psykiatrifaglig viden i beskæftigelsesindsatsen begrænser ikke længden af sygefraværet. Ugeskrift for Læger. Accepted for publication
• 15. Larsen EL & Søgaard HJ (2013) Screening for psykiske lidelser – udfordringer i sygedagpengesystemet. Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv 15(2):43-58.
• 14. Larsen EL (2013) People and Place -the interrelated connections between interactions, behaviour, relations, perceptions and space. In: Stock, C. and Ellaway A. (eds.) Neighbourhood structure and health promotion. UK: Springer.
• 13. Larsen EL, Nielsen CV, Jensen C (2013) Getting the pain right: how low back patients manage and express their pain experiences. Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 35, No. 10: 819–827 DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2012.709302
• 12. Larsen EL, Nielsen CV, Søgaard HJ & Jensen C (2012) Early detection of common mental disorders: perceptions of stress and depression among case workers managing sickness benefit claims. European Journal of Public Health (Supplement oral presentations abstracts).
• 11. Jensen C, Larsen EL, Jensen OK & Nielsen CV (2012). Hospitalsbaserede interventioner for arbejdsmæssig rehabilitering af sygemeldte med smerter i ryg, nakke eller skulder. Sektion for Klinisk Socialmedicin og Rehabilitering, Institut for Folkesundhed, Aarhus Universitet, MarselisborgCentret, Forskning og Udvikling, CFK • Folkesundhed og Kvalitetsudvikling, Region Midtjylland, Center for Bevægeapparatlidelser, Regionshospitalet Silkeborg, Region Midtjylland
• 10. Larsen EL, Andersen PT & Bak CK (2012) Fortællinger om et liv som arbejdsløs og socialt ekskluderet. Tidsskrift for Sygdom og Samfund 16:83-105.
• 9. Larsen EL (2012) Evaluering af metodeudviklingsprojektet: Psykiatrifaglig opkvalificering af sagsbehandlere i sygedagpengesystemet. Beskæftigelsesregion Midtjylland/CFK MarselisborgCentret
• ISBN: 978-87-994537-8-8
• 8. Larsen EL, Jensen C, Stapelfeldt CM, Jensen OK & Nielsen CV (2011)Work-related psychosocial factors and return to work in sick-listed employees with low back pain. A mixed method study. European Journal of Public Health 21 (suppl. 1 : oral presentations, abstracts).
• 7. Andersen PT, Jørgensen SK & Larsen EL (2011) For the sake of health! Reflections on the contemporary use of social capital and empowerment in Danish health promotion policies. Social Theory and Health 9(1): 87-107
• 6. Larsen EL & Stock C (2011) Capturing contrasted realities: Integrating multiple perspectives of Danish community life in health promotion. Health Promotion International 26(1): 14-22.
• 5. Larsen EL & Andersen PT (2011) Kan tillid helbrede? Sundhed og sygdom set fra et tillidsperspektiv. In: Hegedahl, P. and Svendsen, G.L.H (eds): Tillid - samfundets fundament: Teorier, tolkninger og cases. Syddansk Universitetsforlag s. 231-247.
• 4. Larsen EL (2010) Community participation in health promotion: Perspectives of participation and everyday life in a multi-ethnic and socially deprived neighbourhood. PhD series No. 1 Unit for Health Promotion Research, Institute of Public Health Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark
• 3. Larsen EL & Manderson L (2009): “A good spot”: Health promotion discourse, healthy cities and heterogeneity in contemporary Denmark. Health & Place 15 (2009):606-613.
• 2. Larsen EL & Hansen HP (2008): Fra forsker til beboer: hvordan etnografisk feltarbejde kan bidrage til sundhedsfremme i boligområder. Tidsskrift for Sygeplejeforskning, 24(3) 21-28.
• Larsen EL (2007): Health promotion in multi-ethnic communities. European Journal of Public Health 17, supplement 2, poster presentations abstracts pp 34.

Research areas

Community studies and Community building

Participation and empowerment

Social theory and health

Qualitative methods: Ethnography, narrative analysis, discourse analysis

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Research Output 2007 2018

European University Students' Experiences and Attitudes toward Campus Alcohol Policy: A Qualitative Study

Van Hal, G., Tavolacci, M-P., Stock, C., Vriesacker, B., Orosova, O., Kalina, O., Salonna, F., Lukacs, A., Ladekjaer Larsen, E., Ladner, J. & Jacobs, L., 2018, In : Substance Use and Misuse. 53, 9, p. 1539-1548

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Focus Groups
Alcohols
Slovakia
Hungary
Denmark

Systematic review: Association of occupational information communication technology and burnout including a discussion about age as affect modifier

Berg-Beckhoff, G., Nielsen, G. & Larsen, E. L., Jul 2018, In : Revue d'Epidemiologie et de Sante Publique. 66, Supplement 5, p. S408 1 p., P9-15.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference abstract in journalResearchpeer-review

Improving safety through changes in workplace culture: a study from the oil and gas industry in Denmark

Rasmussen, H. B. & Ladekjær Larsen, E., 2017, In : Safety Science Monitor. 20, 1, 12 p., 3.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Kultur som hverdagsliv

Andersen, P. T. & Larsen, E. L., 2017, Kultursociologi og kulturanalyse. Tanggaard Andersen, P. & Hviid Jacobsen, M. (eds.). 1 ed. Hans Reitzels Forlag, p. 119-136 (Sociologi ; No. 13).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Activities 2006 2017

Undervisning PNU, Saudi Arabien

Eva Ladekjær Larsen (Supervisor)
3. Feb 20173. Mar 2017

Activity: ExaminationInternal and external supervisor activities

B M C Psychiatry (Journal)

Eva Ladekjær Larsen (Peer reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Tidsskrift for arbejdsliv (Journal)

Eva Ladekjær Larsen (Peer reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

formand for PhD bedømmelsesudvalg

Eva Ladekjær Larsen (Chairman)
21. Nov 2016

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

Undervisning PNU, Saudi Arabien

Eva Ladekjær Larsen (Guest lecturer)
14. Oct 20166. Nov 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lectures, external teaching and course activities at other universities

Press / Media

Det svære come-back. Fagbladet Kost, maj 2015.

Eva Ladekjær Larsen

12/05/2015

1 item of Media coverage

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Danske undervisere lærer saudiske kvinder om folkesundhed

Eva Ladekjær Larsen

08/07/2014

1 Media contribution

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Danske undervisere lærer saudiske kvinder om folkesundhed

Eva Ladekjær Larsen

06/07/2013

1 item of Media coverage

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Det må godt gøre ondt før det bliver godt

Eva Ladekjær Larsen

11/05/2013

1 item of Media coverage

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Det må godt gøre ondt før det gør godt

Eva Ladekjær Larsen

11/05/2013

1 Media contribution

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