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I specialize in humanistic health research. In my research, I have worked historically and culturally with topics within health and social research in the Greenlandic and Danish welfare states, especially older people's health, quality of life and everyday practices.

Since 2016, I have been researching health and well-being in the Greenlandic welfare state. In recent years, I have worked within health and social research with topics such as dementia, substance abuse treatment, sports communities for children, hearing loss and births.

Currently I am working on several project and heading the impartial investigation of the "spiral case" and other contraceptive practices in Greenland and at continuation schools in Denmark with Greenlandic students in the years from 1960 up to and including 1991.  



I have a Ph.D. degree in History from the University of Copenhagen (2011), where I was employed first as a postdoc and from 2016-2021 as an associate professor in humanistic health and aging research at the Saxo Institute. During my time at the University of Copenhagen, I helped start up, run and briefly head the Center for Humanistic Health Research. I was involved in a number of projects in the center, including the research and development project Arctic Aging (AgeArc). I also taught and supervised students in the subjects of ethnology and history.

In 2021, together with Steven Arnfjord, I started the Ilisimatusarfik Center for Arctic Welfare, of which we have both been leaders ever since.

In January 2022, I changed to my current position.

External positions

Director, University of Greenland

2021 → …


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