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I have  a strong interest in knowledge translation and linking evidence to practice, aiming to develop evidence based safe mental health organisations as a sanctuary for people who receive psychiatric inpatient care, as well as in transitions.

My  research is focused on suffering and psychological pain such as trauma caused by adverse events (for example violence and coercion). This includes advanced mental health nursing practices; de-escalation practices; recovery, and integrating physical and mental health. My  scope is organizational change toward proactive and positive prevention based on a public health perspective and trauma-informed health care delivery models.

My  contribution to research and education includes: 1. Research based violence and restraints reduction training programs in Psychiatry and general hospitals. 2. In depht exploring relationsships and interactions between health care professionels 3. Developing, user-testing, and (hopefully later trialling) mHealth technology e.g. mobile-application SAFEapp. 4. Developing of novel approaches to user participation in health services research. 5). Psychological pain, i.e. bereavement, trauma experiences, suicide ideation, disruptive behaviour.

I am  a specialist in utilizing participatory research methods that involve people with lived experiences as partners. They can produce nuanced insights in psychiatric practices and clinical culture. Participatory research is powerful because it can raise new research questions and create new responses to these questions. It can also empower those who partake in the research.

I am collaborating with multiple hospital settings, within psychiatry and general hospitals in Denmark and abroad (such as Norway, Sweden, Italy The Netherlands, and UK). And, I am also collaborating with people with lived experiences.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.d., Deeskalering - håndtering af vold og forebyggelse af tvang på psykiatriske afdelinger. Et handlingsorienteret aktionsforskningssamarbejde, University of Southern Denmark

1. Dec 201230. Nov 2015

Award Date: 4. May 2016

Diploma, Co-operative Inquity, Rehabilitering af unge med psykiske lidelser. Et aktionsforskningsprojekt., Høgskolan i Hedmark

1. Feb 200629. May 2006

Award Date: 29. May 2006

cand.cur., Sygeplejefaglige interventioner i voldelige og truende situationer, Aarhus University

Award Date: 1. Oct 2004

Diploma in Nursung and Nursing Management, SD, Afdelingssygeplejerskens ansvar for sygeplejen til den psykotiske patient, Aarhus University

1. Sept 199626. Jun 1997

Award Date: 26. Jun 1997

Nurse RN, University College Sjælland


Award Date: 22. Jun 1984

External positions

External examiner, Trinity College Dublin

1. Sept 2021 → …

Ekstern Lektor, Aarhus University

2017 → …

Forskningsleder, Psykiatrien Region Sjælland

1. Jan 2016 → …

Forskningssygeplejerske og ph.d. studerende

1. Apr 201231. Dec 2015

Research areas

  • Nursing research
  • De-escalation
  • Action-research
  • userinvolvement
  • Coercion
  • Suicide
  • Recovery
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Psyke and soma
  • Implementation research


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