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As a researcher with professional background in occupational therapy and occupational science, I am passionate about investigating human occupations and their impact on health and well-being. I see my mission in helping people improve health and prevent chronicity by incorporating healthy lifestyle into everyday routines and making the new healthier habits manageable and sustainable long-term. I have experience in designing and feasibility testing healthcare interventions, qualitative and quantitative research methods, academic writing, teaching, supervision, and project management.

Research interests

In my Ph.D. study, I developed and tested the feasibility of a lifestyle intervention for people with chronic pain that was added to the standard multidisciplinary treatment. The intervention sought to establish a more meaningful and active everyday life for the participants.

My aim for the postdoc period is to generate new evidence on how families with diabetes/prediabetes can reduce sedentary time and improve dieting habits through a hybrid (telehealth/face-to-face) family-based approach to diabetes-friendly everyday life. Since family units as the most habitual environment for people with chronic conditions, I find it meaningful to reach out to the whole family and help different generations improve their health together and in the same intervention. The research involves a multidisciplinary team of health professionals, various healthcare sectors, Danish and international experts, and patient representatives, and follows the current recommendations on the development and conduct of complex interventions. 

Education/Academic qualification

Public Health, Ph.D, Occupational therapy lifestyle intervention added to multidisciplinary chronic pain treatment at a Danish pain center, University of Southern Denmark

Jan 2019Mar 2022

Award Date: 21. Mar 2022

Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Occupational therapy interventions addressing changes in lifestyle and health behaviour in adults with overweight and obesity - A scoping review, University of Southern Denmark

1. Sept 20151. Jul 2017

Award Date: 1. Jul 2017

External positions

Research unit PROgrez, PROgrez: Patient-Related Objectives: Generating better Rehabilitation, Treatment, Exercise and Diagnostics - Region Zealand

1. Nov 2017 → …

Research areas

  • Chronic disases
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Science
  • Occupational Performance
  • Activities of daily living
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Changing habits
  • Complex interventions
  • Tele health
  • Inequity in health
  • Diabetes
  • Changing habits
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Family health
  • Tele health
  • Inequity in health
  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Diet
  • Treatment of pain
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Science
  • Activities of daily living
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Changing habits
  • Occupational Performance

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