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Defended PhD. projects

Rodrigo Lima

Master in Physical Education
PhD Project, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, RICH, University of Southern Denmark

Title: Motor competence and academic performance longitudinal associated factors during childhood and early adolescence

CHAMPS - used data from all three studies
COSCIS

Supervisor:
 Professor Lars Bo Andersen, Department of Sports Science and Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

Defence: 17th of January 2017
Internal opponent:
Professor Jens Troelsen, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, SDU
External opponents:
Associate Professor Mette Aadahl, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
Professor Sindre Mikal Dyrstad, Department of Education and Sports Science, University of Stavanger

Mona Have Nielsen

Cand.mag.
PhD Project, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, RICH, University of Southern Denmark

Title: The effect of classroom based physical activity on cognition and academic achievement

Effects of physical activity on children’s math achievement and cognition

Supervisor:
Associate Professor Peter Lund Kristensen, Department of Sports Science and Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

Defence: 9th of December 2016
Internal opponent:
Professor Steffen Husby, Department of Clinical Research, SDU
External opponents:
Professor Thomas Moser, Faculty of Humanities and Education, Vestvold University College, Norway
Associate Professor Jesper Lundbye-Jensen, Panum Instituttet, Univ. of Copenhagen

 

Claudia Franz

Chiropractor
PhD Project, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, RICH, University of Southern Denmark

Title: Back pain and back injuries in School-aged Children - with special focus on physical activity

The Svendborg I project

Supervisor:
Professor Niels Wedderkopp, Department of Sports Science and Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

Defence: 3rd of March 2016
Internal opponent:
Associate Professor Anne Estmann Christensen, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark
External opponents:
Professor Julie Mae Fritz, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Utah
Professor Thorsten Ingemann Hansen, Institute of Public Health, Aarhus University

 

Kristian Traberg Larsen

Cand.scient.
PhD Project, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, RICH, University of Southern Denmark
Title: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a one-year weightloss intervention program for children

The Odense Overweight Invervention Study

Supervisor:
Associate professor Niels Christian Møller, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern  Denmark
Professor, Dr Med Lars Bo Andersen, RICH, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

Defence: 26th of February 2016
Internal opponent:
Professor Pernille Due, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark
External opponents:
Associate professor Jens-Christian Holm, Section for Metabolic Genetics, University of Copenhagen
Dr. Amika Singh, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Researchm VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam

 

Christina Christiansen

Chiropractor
PhD Project, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, RICH, University of Southern Denmark
Title: Effects of extra school-based physical education on the development of physical fitness, injuries and the combined effect of extra physical education and injuries on physical fitness Development

The Svendborg I project

Supervisor:
Professor, Dr Med Lars Bo Andersen, RICH, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

Defence: 8th of December 2015
Internal opponent:
Professor Per Aagaard, Department of Sports Sciences and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark
External opponents:
Dr. Amika Singh, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, University of Amsterdam
Scientific assistent Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University

 

Tina Junge

Physiotherapist and Master of Fitness and Exercise
PhD Project, University of Southern Denmark, Institute of Regional Health Services Research & RICH
Title: Risk factors for knee injuries in children 8-15 years – the impact of Generalised Joint Hypermobility

The Svendborg II project

Supervisor:
Niels Wedderkopp, Clinical Professor, RICH, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark
Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Associated Professsor, FoF, Institute of Sports and Clinical Biomechanics, SDU

Defence: 2nd of December 2015
Internal opponent:
Professor Uffe Jørgensen, Ortopædkirurgi, Klinisk Institut, Syddansk Universitet
External opponents:
Dr. Ann Cools, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Ghent University, Belgium 
Chefkirurg Henrik Aagaard, GHP Gildhøj Private Hospital, København


Tao Huang

Cand. scient.
PhD Project, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, RICH, University of Southern Denmark
Title: Effects of a one-year multi-component intervention program for overweight children. An investigation focusing
on low-grade inflammation and cognitive function. The Odense Overweight Intervention Study

Odense Overweight Intervention Study

Supervisors:
Lars Bo Andersen, Professor, Dr Med, RICH, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark
Niels Christian Møller, Associate Professor, RICH, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

Defence: 22nd of September 2015
Internal opponent:
Assoc. prof. Thomas Skovgaard, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Univ. of Southern Denmark (chairman)
External opponents:
Professor Henning Langberg , Department of Public Health, Section of Social Medicine, University of Copenhagen
Assoc. prof. Jesper Lundbye-Jensen, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen

 

Lisbeth Runge Larsen

Physiotherapist, Cand. Scient. San.
PhD Project, University of Southern Denmark, Institute of Regional Health Services Research & RICH
Title: Childhood motor performance as predictor of physical activity and physical activity related injuries. The Childhood Health, Activity and Motor Performance School Study-DK

The Svendborg II project

Supervisors:
Niels Wedderkopp, Clinical Professor, RICH, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark
Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Associate Professor, FoF, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

Defence: 10th of April 2015
Internal opponent:
Professor, Dr.Med., Søren Overgaard, The Orthopaedic Research Unit, Institute of Clinical Research, SDU
External opponents:
Senior Researcher Amika Singh, PhD, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Professor, PhD, Michael Krogsgaard, Orthopedic Department, Bispebjerg Hospital


Line Grønholt Olesen

Cand. scient. 
Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Faculty of Health Science, University of Southern Denmark 
Title: Correlates of objectively measured physical activity in Danish preschool children. The Odense Preschool Study (TOPS)

The Preschool Project

Supervisors:
Karsten Froberg, Lektor og centerleder, RICH
Peter Lund Kristensen, Adjunkt, Ph.d., SDU, IOB, RICH

Defence: 21st of March 2014
Internal opponent:
Professor Steffen Husby, Pædiatri, Klinisk Institut, Syddansk Universitet
External opponents:
Associate Professor Cecilia Boldemann, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet
Professor Bent Egberg Mikkelsen, Institut for Planlægning, Aalborg Universitet København

 

Eva Jespersen

Physioterapist, M.Rehab., Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Faculty of Health Science
University of Southern Denmark, Odense 
Title: Musculoskeletal extremity injuries in school-aged children with special focus on overuse injuries, seasonal variation and body composition

Svendborg Project

Supervisors:
Niels Wedderkopp, clinical professor, RICH, Institute og Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, SDU
Karsten Froberg, associate professor and Head of Centre, RICH
René Holst, associate professor, Institute of Regional Health Research, SDU

Defence: 14th of january 2014
Internal opponent:
Ekstern lektor Jens Lauritsen, Ortopædkirurgi, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark
External opponents:
Associate Professor Grethe Myklebust, Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo
Professor Henning Langberg, Department of Public Health, Section of Social medicine, University of Copenhagen


Heidi Klakk

Cand. Scient. San., Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Faculty of Health Science
University of Southern Denmark, Odense 
Title: Body Composition and Cardiovascular Health in School-aged Children. The Childhood Health, Activity and Motor Performance School Study Denmark. An evaluation on the health effect of sport schools in the Svendborg Project

Svendborg Project

Supervisors:
Niels Wedderkopp, clinical professor, RICH, Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, SDU
Lars Bo Andersen, Prof. Dr.med, RICH

Defence: 9th of december 2013, University of Southern Denmark
Internal opponent:
Associate professor Henrik Steen Hansen, Cardiology, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark 
External opponents:
Professor Sigmund Alfred Anderssen, Seksjon for idrettsmedisinske fag, The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo
Professor Bente Klarlund, Institut for Klinisk Medicin, Ortopædi og Intern Medicin, Rigshospitalet 

 

Malene Søborg Heidemann

Cand. med., Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Faculty of Health Science & H.C Andersen Children's Hospital
Title: Bone Health in Danish Children. The Childhood Health Activity and Motor Performance School Study, Denmark. The CHAMPS study, DK

Svendborg Project

Supervisors:
Christian Mølgaard, Associate Professor, Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark 
Niels Wedderkopp, Clinical Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, SDU
Anders Jørgen Schou, MD, PhD, H.C. Andersen Children's hospital
Steffen Husby, Professor, Med., H.C. Andersen Children's hospital 

Defence: 20th of September 2013
Internal opponent: 
Clinical Associate Professor, PhD, Pernille Hermann, Medical Endocrinology, Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark
External opponents:
Professor, PhD, Magnus K. Karlsson, Department of Orthopaedics and Clinical Science, Lund University 
Professor, Dr.med., Ole Rintek Madsen, Institute of Clinical Medicin, Orthopedics and Internal Medicin, Gentofte Hospital

 

Britt Wang Jensen

Cand. Scient. Human Ernæring
Institut for Idræt og Biomekanik, Syddansk Universitet, Odense og
Institut for Sygdomsforebyggelse, Bispebjerg og Frederiksberg Hospital
Titel: Effects of a school-based intervention on dietary intake, and the association between beverage intake and the development of obesity during childhood - Results from The Copenhagen School Child Intervention Study 

Ballerup-Tårnby projektet/Copenhagen School
Child Intervention Study (CoSCIS)


Supervisors:
Professor, Berit Lilienthal Heitmann, Institut for sygdomsforebyggelse, Bispebjerg og Frederiksberg Hospital
Uddannelseschef, Ida Husby, University College Sjælland, Ankerhus
Souschef, Ellen Trolle, Fødevareinstituttet, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet 

Defence: 6th September
Internal opponent: 
Lektor, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl, Forskningsenheden for Almen Praksis, Syddansk Universitet
External opponents:
Professor Lene Frost Andersen, Institute of Basic Medical Science, University of Oslo
Professor Mikael Fogelholm, Department of Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki


Lars Østergaard

Master of Science, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Faculty of Health Science
University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Title: Effects of commuter cycling on weight status, physical fitness and risk factor profile

The Cycling Projects

Supervisor:
Professor, Lars Bo Andersen

Defense: June 6th 2013 at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Internal opponent:
Associate Professor, Henrik Steen Hansen, Cardiology, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark 
External opponents: 
Professor, Russel Jago, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, England
Professor, Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark  

 

Anders Grøntved

Cand.scient Idræt og Sundhed (Syddansk Universitet), MPH Epidemiology (Maastricht University), M.Sc. Physical activity in Children and Adolescents (Rome University)
Title: Physical activities, sedentary activities, muscle strength and prevention of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and their biological risk factors in youth and adults: an investigation based on observational studies

Supervisors:
Professor Lars Bo Andersen, University of Southern Denmark
Group leader Søren Brage, Cambridge University

Defence: 2nd of May 2013
Internal opponent:
Professor Henning Beck-Nielsen, University of Southern Denmark
External opponents:
Professor Torben Jørgensen, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark
Professor Willem van Mechelen, VU University Medical Centra (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

  

Hanne Værum Sørensen

Cand. psych.
University of Southern Denmark Odense, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, RICH
Title: The educational process and development of children in kindergartens in the Odense Municipality, including sports kindergarten.

The Preeschool Project

Supervisors:
Karsten Froberg, Associate Professor and Head of Centre, RICH
Mariane Hedegard, Prof. Cand Psych, Inst of Psychology, Center for Society and Health, KU

Defence: 19th of April 2013, University of Southern Denmark
Internal opponent:
Klinisk lektor Arne Høst, Pædiatri, Klinisk Institut, Syddansk Universitet
External opponents:
Lektor Mia Herskind, Institut for Uddannelse og Pædagogik, Aarhus Universitet
Seksjonsleder Ruth Toverud, Regionsenter for barn og unges psykiske helse, Helseregion Øst og Sør, Oslo

 

Mathias Ried Larsen

University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, RICH
Titel: Objectively measured physical activity across childhood and measures of sub-clinical atherosclerosis later in life: The European Youth Heart Study

EYHS

Supervisors:
Lars Bo Andersen, Professor, Dr. med., Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, RICH, University of Southern Denmark
Karsten Froberg, Associate Professor and Head of Centre, Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, RICH, University of Southern Denmark

Defence: 20th of March 2013, University of Southern Denmark
Internal opponent:
Dr. med. sci. Pernille Due, National Institute of Public Health
External opponents:
Professor Magnus Dencher, University of Lund
Professor Ashley Cooper, University of Bristol 

 

Anette Boye Koch

Master of Science / Bachelor in Health Anthropology
University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, RICH and VIA University College
Title: Body Culture and well-being in kindergarten

The Preschool Project

Supervisors:
Karsten Froberg, Associate Professor and Head of Centre, RICH, University of Southern Denmark
Susanne Højlund Pedersen, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Institute of Ethnography and Social Anthropology, University of Aarhus
Henrik Hein Lauridsen, Associate professor, Ph.D., Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

Defence: 5th of December 2012, University of Southern Denmark
Internal opponent:
Dr.med. Poul-Erik Kofoed
External opponents:
Associate professor Thomas Ellegaard
Professor Randi Dyblie Nilsen

 

Anna Bugge

Cand. scient.
University of Southern Denmark Odense, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, RICH, COSCiS
Title: Effects of a longstanding effort to improve and increase sport in schools on the development of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and obesity in children and adolescents: The Copenhagen School Child Intervention Study, a seven-year controlled intervention study.

COSCIS

Supervisor:
Professor, Lars Bo Andersen

Defence: 12th of September 2012, University of Southern Denmark
Internal opponent:
Professor, Kirsten Ohm Kyvik
External opponents:
Professor Colin Boreham
Associate Professor Jørn Wulff Helge

 

Peter Lund Kristensen

Cand.scient. 
Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Faculty of Health Science
University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Title: Tracking of physical activity, physical fitness and body mass index from childhood to adolescence. The European Youth Heart Study

Supervisors:
Lektor, Karsten Froberg
Professor, Lars Bo Andersen
Læge, Ph.d., Niels Wedderkopp

Defense: 27th of June, 2007, University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Internal opponent:
Dr.med. Henrik Steen Hansen
External opponents:
Professor, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen
Professor, Colin Boreham

 

Niels Christian Møller

Cand Scient,
Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Faculty of Health Science
University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Title: Secular trends in cardio-respiratory fitness, body mass index, and habitual physical activity in Danish third grade school children. With special emphasis on socio-economic status. The European Youth Heart Study

Supervisors::
Lektor, Karsten Froberg
Professor, Lars Bo Andersen
Læge, Ph.d., Niels Wedderkopp

Defense: 18th of September 2007, University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Internal opponent:
Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen
External opponents:
Professor, Willem Van Mechelen
Professor, Bjørn Holstein

 

Stig Eiberg Hansen

Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Title: Physical fitness, physical activity and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Danish Children

Supervisors
Professor, Lars Bo Andersen
Lektor, Karsten Froberg

Defense: November, 2005
External opponents
Colin Boreham and Bengt Saltin
Internal opponent:
Kurt Jørgensen

 

Henriette Albinus Hasselstrøm

Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Title: Physical Activity and Bone Health in Danish Children

Supervisors:
Magnus Karlsson, Malmø Universitetssygehus
Professor, Lars Bo Andersen
Lektor, Karsten Froberg

Defense: June, 2007
External opponents
Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen and Christian Mølgård
Internal opponent:
Jens Bo Nielsen 

 

Vivian Grønfeldt

Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Title: Children, physical activity and learning

Supervisors:
Professor, Lars Bo Andersen
Lektor, Karsten Froberg

Defense: June, 2007
External opponents
Thomas Moser og Ingegerd Eriksson
Internal opponent:
Laila Ottesen

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