Short information about my professional background and my work at the SPIRE Centre:
Besides from being affiliated to the Institute for Business Communication and Information Science at the University of Southern Denmark in Kolding, I research in Interaction Analysis at the SPIRE Center, which is part of the Mads Clausen Institute at Alsion in Sønderborg. My research areas at SPIRE are interaction analysis and design processes. Additionally, I teach oral Danish language proficiency, communication and interaction.
My academic background consists – among other things – of a PhD in Communication Studies (Conversation Analysis) from the University of York in England, an M. Phil in Scandinavian Linguistics from Tromsø University in Norway and a B.A. in Linguistics from Aarhus University in Denmark.
The reason why I chose to do research in/work with Interaction Analysis:
From my point of view, if you cannot explain what is going on between people then you cannot explain anything. If you know what is going on between people, you can explain many things. Actually, a lot is about how people relate to each other. Furthermore, I find Interaction Analysis so interesting because I like details and to systematise things.
Why I chose Alsion:
To me it is very attractive that there are so many international people here at Alsion, because then things are really jumping! People are not here just to have a job, but because here they are challenged and they get to do what they are really good at. A lot of other places I have been it was “posh” to have a university degree and then you had a “job for life”. Here it is completely different – there is another atmosphere...more spirit and drive. Besides that, it is really cool that there is an ocean view.
When I am not working I....
read a lot and I very often potter about in my garden when the weather permits it. Furthermore, I spend time on some renovation projects at home.
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