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Research projects

Current Research Projects

Clinical research

  •  Wellbeing and Resilience: Mechanisms of Transmission of Health and Risk in Parents with Mental Health Problems and Their Offspring (WARM). 
    Contact: Cand.psych, postdoc Kirstine Agnete Davidsen - Email:

Suicide research

  • Introduction: Vulnerable patients often deal with multifaceted social disadvantaged, chronic and mental illness. In Denmark this means that these patients often have intersectional pathways involving many different health care and social work staff members. Those patients rarely have resources to manage their own course and without professional coordination, these patients are in danger of not receiving the treatment they need. Consequently there seems to be a need for interdisciplinary and intersectional collaboration to avoid further stigmatization of these patients.
    Theory/Methods: The study is designed as a qualitative, explorative case study. The cases are pathways of vulnerable patients from the Centre for Suicide Prevention - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Odense, Denmark (N=5) and from the Migrant Health Clinic, Department of Infectious Diseases, Odense University Hospital, Denmark (N=5). The empirical data are generated through triangulation and are collected through pathway logs, interviews of professionals and interview of patients. The analysis focuses on identifying themes in the collected data. The themes will be analysed according to the processes of ensuring the pathways direction, alignment and commitment.
    Results: Intersectional direction and alignment were identified as key elements for ensuring coherent pathways for vulnerable patients. Commitment across healthcare and social care systems was not found in the study’s cases. The study showed that it is possible to track the pathway of vulnerable patients through healthcare and social care systems. However, the tracks reveal some big holes in the pathways that need to be addressed to ensure equal access to health and social care services. Thus a coherent pathway of vulnerable patients is not only a clinical responsibility, but needs to be an organizational and political area of interest as well.
    Contact: Cand merc. International Management Stine Lundstrøm Kamionka - email:

Neuropsychiatry and psychology

  • Cognitive Training in Children and Adolescents With Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
    Contact: Cand.psych. Aida Bikic - email:
  • Implicit Theory of Mind - contact:  Cand.psych. Cathriona Cantio .
  • PLAI - Psychiatric Live Animotion Intervention for toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 
    Contact:  Cand.psych. Cathriona Cantio .

Child and adolescent epidemiology

  • In utero vitamin D deficiency and the association with offspring emotional problems and communicative development.
    Contact: Post.doc Rikke T. Wesselhoeft - email:
  • SAFARI - a study of ADHD risk indicators in preschool children. SAFARI is a project based on Odense Child Cohorte (OBK). The cohort includes 2.500 children born in 2010-12. SAFARI has a wide variety of substudies; all focused on the detection of risk- and protective factors for developing ADHD symptoms in preschool age. 
    Vitamin D, sleep, breastfeeding, child care life, parental psychopathology, pesticides and stress are among the headlines. 
    Contact: Professor Niels Bilenberg - email:

Psychometric methodology

  • The Danish SDQ/DAWBA secretariat.
    Contact:  MD Jon Arnfred - email: 

Eating disorders

  • Health related quality of life for patients with anorexia nervosa in Denmark (QOLAN-DK).
    Contact: Post.doc. Laura Al-Dakhiel Winkler - Email:


Last Updated 04.03.2020