Leadership and academic citizenship

Formal leadership

2016 onwards
Vice Head of Department for Education at the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
I am responsible for building a sustainable teaching framework to secure quality of education. Amongst others, my activities comprise organizing workshops for peers, postdocs and PhD students to share experiences and identify best practice, reviewing course evaluations and budgets, reviewing and monitoring teaching activities, and teacher recruitment.
2015 onwards
Member of the Department’s Leadership Team (ILT)
My activities include, amongst others, advising the Head of Department, partaking in departmental strategy planning and development of action plans.
2015 - 2017

Section manager of the Heart & Circulatory research section at the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
(section structure at department discontinued in April 2017)

Steering groups and committees | Research

2019 onwards Member of “UCPH Steering Group for Information Security”
- appointed  by the Rector of UCPH -  
Other members: Henrik Wegner (Rector), Klaus Kvorning Hansen (Vice Director UCPH-IT), Kim Brinckmann (Vice Director UCPH Research & Innovation), Poul Halkjær Nielsen (Head of UCPH Information Security), Jens-Erik Mai (Head of Department for Information Studies)
2019 onwards
Steering Committee member for the mentor programme for postdocs at SUND
2015 onwards
2015 onwards
Faculty representative  in UCPH reference group for research data management
appointed by the Vice-Dean for Research at SUND
2015 - 2016
Chairperson of TASK FORCE Data Management as per the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity at SUND
The task force delivered the SUND policy for data management, an implementation plan/road map, and recommendations for the  introduction of electronic laboratory notebooks at the Faculty.
2014 - 2018
Steering Committee Member of the Innovation Fund Denmark project “Safe and effective pharmacological treatment for atrial fibrillation”
Joined drug discovery program of the Ion Channel Group, UCPH, and the biotech company Acesion Pharma, financed by The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation (now Innovation Fund Denmark)
2013 - 2015
Co-chair - elected - of the Department Council (Institutråd) of the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
The Council was the driving force behind the implementation of faculty strategy at departmental level. The Council had the responsibility to ensure integration of employees and students in the decision making process.
2012 - 2018
Scientific board member of the SUND seminar series “World Experts in Health and Medical Sciences at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Faculty spanning seminar series to support academic development in students as well as creating cross-sector collaborations, discontinued in Dec 2018.

Steering groups and committees | Education

2019 onwards
Member of Steering Group for a new study administration platform
appointed by the Pro-Rector for Education at UCPH
2018 onwards
Member of SUND working group to define and develop a "Network for Teachers and Educators at SUND"
2017 - 2018
Member of SUND working group to establish standards for eLearning activities
2016 onwards
Department representative in the Educational Council for Medicine (Uddannelsesråd for Sundhed og Medicin)
2016 onwards
Department representative in the Educational Council for Public Health (Uddannelsesråd for Folkesundhedsvidenskaberne)


2019 onwards
Mentor in the SUND mentor program for postdoc
2008 onwards
Mentor in the UCPH mentor program for assistant professors

Public outreach and dissemination

Sep 2019

Co-organizer of a “Health Market” (“Sundhedsmarkedsdag) under the Municipality Copenhagen (Lokaludvalg Amager Øst)

Feb 2019

Speaker in the series ”Talks på toppen” (Talks at the top) at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
"Den bedste behandling mod bankende hjerter"

Oct 2018

Performance at the Copenhagen Culture Night 2018
Featured activity, art & science performance combining retro-futuristic compositions, visuals, and science about the miracles of the heart with band Detekt and visual artists Rathschau & Lisboa

Feb 2018

FROST festival 2018 - Performance at the event “Puls”, blending science and art

Oct 2017

Organization and execution of exhibition and activities at the Copenhagen Culture Night 2017
“This is the rhythm of my heart”


Several roles in the Faculty’s contribution - IND I KROPPEN – at the “Science in the City” Festival in connection with the EuroScience Open Forum 2014 conference: 
  • Member of scientific committee for science slam and exhibition activities
  • Host for two science slams about the heart and cardiac function (“Mit hjerte slår på en helt ny måde”, “Beatet i dit hjerte”),
  • Science slam speaker