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PhD projects affiliated with the Unit

Ongoing PhD projects


PhD student: Lea Høj Høstrup

Supervisors: Astrid Janssens (principal supervisor), Katja Schrøder og Nicole Thualagant

Title: Sharing and shaping childbirth experiences - an ethnographic exploration of hermenuetical frameworks for childbirth


PhD student: Ulla Andersen

Supervisors: Eva Elisabet Wæhrens (principal supervisor), Vita Hagelskjær, Henrik Rindel Gudbergsen og Henning Bliddal

Title: HANDY, Cross-sectorial collaboration on people with hand osteoarthritis


PhD student: Mette Hartvig Hansen
Jette Thuesen (principal supervisor), Hanne Peoples og Henry Larsen
Rehabilitering med personer med demens - et implementeringsstudie i en kommunal rehabiliteringsindsats


PhD student: Pernille Vibholm 
Supervisors: Jeanette Reffstrup Christensen (principal supervisor), Hanne Pallesen og Dorthe Varning Poulsen
Title: KOM UD - nature-based rehabilitation for adults with acquired brain injury – a feasibility study.

PhD student: Maria Aagesen
Supervisors: Karen la Cour  (principal supervisor), Marc Sampedro Pilegaard og May Aasebø Hauken
Title: Strengthening young adult cancer survivors’ participation in everyday life: development and feasibility of a rehabilitation programme

PhD student: Anne Therese Wettergren Karlsson
Supervisors: Astrid Janssens (principal supervisor), Marjolijn Ketelaar, Mette Juel Rothmann 
Title: Research with patients and relatives. What makes for a successful partnership? The case of a system-level change towards co-produced research at Odense University Hospital

PhD studentSally Wulff Jørgensen
Birgitte Nørgaard (principal supervisor), Kim Lee, Søren Harnow Klausen, Esben Nedenskov Petersen
User involvement in the encounter between the citizen with mental illness and the health care system - the meaning of e-health


Completed PhD projects


PhD defence:  June 16th 2022

PhD student: Vita Hagelskjær
Supervisors: Eva Ejlersen Wæhrens (principal supervisor), Kristina Tomra Nielsen, Cecilie von Bülow, Maud Graff
Title: Occupational therapy for persons living with chronic conditions – Process and Outcomes Evaluation of the ABLE program


PhD defence: March 11th 2022
PhD student: Svetlana Solgaard Nielsen
Supervisors: Jeanette Reffstrup Christensen (principal supervisor), Søren Thorgaard Skou, Jens Søndergaard, Anette Enemark Larsen
Title: Lifestyle-oriented occupational therapy intervention for patients with chronic non-malignant pain


PhD defence: January 28th 2021

PhD student: Tania Erika Aniol Hansen
Supervisors: Birgitte Nørgaard (principal supervisor), Jeanette Præstegaard, Mette Andresen, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen
Title: Dementia friendliness – discourse, discursive and social practice 



Last Updated 03.05.2023