Masters in Economics (International Macroeconomics) from UW Madison, Wisconsin and Masters in Economics (International Trade) from University College Dublin, Ireland. Has worked in multinational conglomerates for over 10 years with roles as company macroeconomist, strategy director, and in strategic communication. Experienced university lecturer in international trade, macroeconomics, and microeconomics. With DIS since 2019.
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PhD in Anthropology from Rice University, 2009. Lecturer in the College Year in Athens program in Athens, Greece since 2003. Research and publication interests include the anthropology of consumption, economic anthropology, and gender and sexuality. Most recently co-edited the volume Living Under Austerity: Greek Society in Crisis (Berghahn 2018). With DIS since 2018.
Master's Degree, Sciences and Techniques of Football Athletic Preparation, Università di Pisa (2021). Master's Degree, Human Posture, Sapienza Università di Roma (2019). Master's Degree, Sports Science for Prevention and Rehabilitation, University of Rome (2017). Bachelor's Degree, Sports Science, University of Rome (2015). Research Assistant, Mobilize Project Intern, University of Southern Denmark (2020). Assistant Youth Academy, Italian Football Federation (2019-2020). Physical Education Teacher Primary School, Italian National Olympic Committee (2018-2020). With DIS since 2022.
M.Sc. (International Security & Law, University of Southern Denmark, 2016). M.A. (Social Science, University of Copenhagen, 2010). Research interests include Arctic security and Danish-Greenlandic relations, as well as public international law, specifically international criminal law and international humanitarian law. Work experience with the Institute for Strategy at the Royal Danish Defense College. With DIS since 2016.
Ironmongery (CEU technical school 2003). A.K Design + business technologist (VIA University College Design and business 2013) Italian Design course (Politecnico di Milano 2013), Co-Founder of design studio FEM (2013). With DIS since 2014.
Cand.Mag. (History and English Literature and Language, University of Copenhagen, 2008). Research focused on cultural history and visual culture. Teaches Meaning of Style, which is an introduction to semiotic analysis using fashion as a case study, as well as Visual Culture of Cities in the summer. Worked on various projects for DIS relating to cultural competencies and cultural engagement and staff training within the Housing & Student Affairs department. With DIS since 2007.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2016). PhD student at the Department of Orthopedic surgery, Rigshospitalet (2021). M.D Department of Orthopedic surgery Herlev/Gentofte Hospital (2019-2021). M.D Department of Orthopedic surgery Nordsjællands Hospital (2017-2019). M.D General medicin at Vik legekontor, Vik municipality Norway (2017). Intern, Fælles Akut Afdeling, Aarhus universitet hospital – and general medicine at Ebeltoft Lægehus (2016-2017). Course Assistant with DIS (2011-2015). With DIS since 2011.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2016). First year resident in Urology at Herlev University Hospital. Previous experience in General Surgery with 14 months residency at Køge University Hospital, Dept. of General Surgery. Former employment as a clinical research assistant at the Centre for Perioperative Optimization, Dept. of Surgery Herlev Hospital. Responsible for the Emergency Medicine Course at CAMES, Herlev, and previous Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2015.
Ph.D. (Cognitive Neuroscience, Graduate School of Systemic Neuroscience, LMU Munich , 2020). M.Sc. (Psychology, University of Turin, 2013). B.A. (Psychological Sciences and Techniques, University of Bari, 2010). Research interest in higher brain functions studied with a multi-techniques approach, in particular combining non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) and neuroimaging. With DIS since 2022.
PhD in Architecture from Chalmers University of Technology in sustainability through topics such as nature-inspired design, food systems, urban farming practices, nature-reconnecting behaviors, artistic research and embodied methodologies. Worked within ecological architecture since 1999 both in practice & research in Los Angeles, London and internationally. Ieaching and driving biomimicry and sustainability education in various Swedish universities since 2010. She holds an affiliated Senior Lecturer position at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts & Design in embedding nature-inspired sustainability. Co-founder of Nordic Biomimicry, and is creating a nature academy in Tuscany at a farm growing biodynamic produce and knowledge about sustainable living. With DIS since 2023
Studied photojournalism at Nordens Fotoskola (2002). Since then she has worked full time with photojournalism and is specialized in portraits and stories. Anna works mostly for magazines and union newspapers and was the photo editor of the now closed magazine Ingenjören. In 2010 and 2012 she won the Best Photo Award at the Union Press Day. With DIS since 2018.
Furniture Designer. Cabinetmaker in 1998. Denmark's Design School 2003. Freelance designer. Furniture and interior designer with Leif Jørgensen Architects. Lighting Designer with FLOS. With DIS since 2017.
Photojournalism Nordens Fotoskola 2000-2002, Stockholm International Art School 1999-2000 Freelance photographer since 2013, Director of Photography since 2018, staff photographer at Sydsvenskan 2005-2013, Dagens Nyheter 2004-2005, Göteborgs-Posten 2003, Aftonbladet 2002 With DIS since 2023
Ph.D. student, Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Sciences and Engineering (SEED), KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, Sweden (2018-present). Licentiate, Industrial Ecology, KTH (2021). MSc, Sustainable Technology, KTH (2018). MSc, Sustainable Waste Management, School of Civil Engineering, Leeds University, UK (2006). BSc, Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2005). Environmental researcher, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2008-2009). Physics tutor, Epikentro tuition centre (2008-2012). Physics Tutor and co-owner, Aristeia tuition centre (2012-2016). With DIS since 2021.
Ph.D in Climate change & Ecosystems of the Arctic from University of Copenhagen (Niels Bohr Institute/Natural History Museum of Denmark). M.Sc in population genetics and conservation of African elephants. Current research interests are within citizen science on biodiversity and climate change. Work experience has involved science outreach, science education focusing on co-creation and community engagement e.g. of urban development with children and locals. With DIS since 2015.
M.Sc. (Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, 2016). B.A. (Nursing, University College Absalon, 2013). Research Assistant, Odense University Hospital, 2017. Nurse, Neonatal ward, Rigshospitalet, 2016-2017. Research and project manager, WoMena, 2016-present. With DIS since 2018.
Master of Law (University of Copenhagen). M.B.A. (California State University). Certificate in Directing (University of California, Los Angeles). Co-owner of Holk & Lassenius, and together with Fredrik Lassenius, authored and produced the international leadership and marketing research project, ”The Mind of a Leader,” published as books and film series, including Philip Kotler, Anita Roddick, Philippe Starck, Michael Dukakis, and many more. With DIS since 2013.
M.Sc. (Game Technology, IT University of Copenhagen, 2016). Game enthusiast and game development all-rounder with focus on Game Programming. Assistant teacher at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, 2015-2016. Tutor and teaching assistant at the IT University of Copenhagen, 2015, and Hochschule Fulda, 2011-2013. Backend Java developer at mobile game company, Flaregames, in Karlsruhe, 2013-2014. With DIS since 2016.
M.Sc. (Research Methods in Psychology, University of Strathclyde, 2018). B.A. (Psychology, Bemidji State University, 2016). Previously a research assistant, graduate teaching assistant, and ESL teacher, among other jobs. Presently a volunteer with Foodsharing Copenhagen and book club leader at Books and Company in Hellerup. I've lived in the USA (Florida, Alaska, Connecticut, Minnesota), China (Weifang), Sweden (Öjersjö, Gothenburg), Scotland (Glasgow), and Denmark (Gentofte). With DIS since 2021.
Ph.D. (Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, 2017). M.Sc. (Neurobiology, University of Copenhagen, 2006). B.A. (Biology, University of Copenhagen, 2004). Founder of CogniCation; cognitive communication. Has been conducting neuroscience research for approx. 10 years, investigating emotion processing in the brain using imaging. With DIS since 2012.
Mag.art. (History of Religion, University of Copenhagen, 2006), specializing in Nordic Religions and Scandinavian Folklore. She teaches Nordic Mythology at the University of Copenhagen in addition to courses about storytelling at DIS. With DIS since 2006.
M.A. (Applied Cultural Analysis, Copenhagen University, 2016). B.A. (Political Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden, with a minor in Indigenous Studies, UNSW, Australia). Co-founder of COurban design collective. Previously worked as a researcher and project manager at urban design firm, CITITEK. Projects include data collection, research, co-creation of playgrounds and public space, interior spatial analysis of office environments, and educational seminars with both state and private clients. With DIS since 2016.
Interior Architect, M.D.D. (Denmark’s Design School, 1986). Own design office since 1988. Design work includes interior design, exhibition design, graphic design, and furniture design. Recipient of several international awards. Works exhibited nationally and internationally. With DIS since 1998.
Ph.D. (Sciences with a specialization in Neurochemistry, Biomedicine Research Institute, UNAM, 2013). Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Pharmacobiology, CINVESTAV, 2014, and at the NeuroMetabolism Research Group, Helle Waagepetersen Lab, University of Copenhagen, 2014-2018. Co-Head of the NeuroMet Group, 2018. Assistant Professor at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, 2019-present. Scientific member of the Metabolism and Inflammation Research Cluster.
PhD in Psychology (The University of Cape Town, South Africa), MA in Psychology (Rhodes University, South Africa), MA in Clinical Psychology (Rhodes University, South Africa) I have worked as a clinical psychologist in private practice since 2008. My style of practice is informed by psychoanalytic principles derived from relational psychoanalysis, attachment theory, and humanistic approaches to psychotherapy. In my work I engage primarily with adults, working with individuals, couples and families. With DIS Since 2022.
Camilla Hoff-Jørgensen holds a BA in Nutrition and Health (2006) and a BA and cand.scient in Anthropology (2012). She worked as a cultural consultant in Japan concerning Danish and Scandinavian food culture and developing comparative studies of the Danish (European) and Japanese food culture. Moreover, she has international working experience in Bangkok and Barcelona. Camilla has done various research within the fields of medical anthropology and anthropology of food. As medical anthropologist, she has worked with harm reduction strategies for homeless and other at-risk populations. As an anthropologist with a background in food culture she has been a food study consultant and tought various food culture courses. Camilla is currently working on an experience design study covering restaurant NOMAs reaction to COVID19.
Msc. Psychology (2013, University of Copenhagen). BA. Psychology (2010, University of Copenhagen). Works as a clinical psychologist in private practice. Experience with family therapy and counselling (2013-). With DIS since 2022.
LL.M. (International Human Rights Law, Lund University, 2012). Previously practiced as a barrister in London, specializing in refugee and immigration law. Currently completing a Ph.D. in international law at the University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2018.
Cand.techn.soc. (Technological & Socio-Economic Planning, Roskilde University, 2009). B.A. (International Relations; International Environmental Regimes and National Security, National Autonomous University of Mexico, 2004). Represented Mexican NGOs during WSSD process, 2002. Member of the Energy and Climate Group, Project coordinator for Friends of the Earth Denmark for COP15 process. With DIS since 2011.
Professional Experience: AART Architects, Project Manager, Office building, Renovation of Health Care Facilities, Competition OUH 1.st price, Hedda Andersson High School in Lund Sweden, 2019-2022. CCO Architects, Project Manager, University Buildings Stockholm University and Linné university in Kalmar, Sweden, Renovation of Center for disabled children, 2011-2018. SCAN Architects, Own Office , Assignments for the Municipality of Copenhagen and private clients. Lead consultant with responsibility of the whole process of building. 2003-2010. KHRAS, Architect, Responsible for Preliminary design, design development, consultant coordinator, Inspection of Construction work on site, 1999-2003, HLT Architects, Project Design from Preliminary Sketches to Construction Documents, 1994-1998 Vilhelm Wohlert Architects, Project Design from Preliminary Sketches to Construction Documents, 1988-1993, PLS Architects, Interior design, 1987. DISSING & WEITLING Architects, Interior Design, 1985-1986. Academic Experience; DIS, Danish Institute for Study Abroad Assistant Professor, Architecture and Design, Architectural Studio, Visual Journal, Watercolor, Urban Journal 2003-2012. THE ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, School of Architecture Adjunct Professor, 1999-2000, 2004-2006. With DIS since 2022.
Ph.D. in Arctic ecology from Roskilde University 2014. M.Sc. in wildlife ecology and conservation from University of Copenhagen and SLU Sweden, in 2003, and recipient of Nordplus fellowship to pursue wildlife ecology studies in Sweden 1998-2000. Researcher and Ph.D. student at National Environmental Research Institute, (2004-2014) and Research assistant at Norwegian Institute for Nature Science (1996-1997) and Greenland Institute of Natural resources (2001-2003) . Extensive field work experience around the world, ranging from the Arctic terrestrial and marine environments, to Scandinavian forest and alpine regions, North American plains, and mountain ranges, to tropical rainforests, working with carnivore ecology and behavior. Taught courses in polar biology, wildlife ecology and conservation and biological statistics. Main research includes utilizing GPS as well as field tracking and behavioral studies to qualify ecological and behavioral questions, and ecological and time series modelling. Conservation biologist working with Arctic and Marine Policy &Projects in WWF (2015-2016) and Scientific Project leader in Birdlife Denmark, (2016-2020) author of the recently published Danish Breeding Bird Atlas. With DIS since 2022
Ph.D., Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2021. With DIS since 2022.
Master of Laws (International Taxation, St Thomas University Miami, 2005). Founder and Managing Director of Nordeq Management A/S. CEO of the Equinor Group, 2005-2014. Expertise in cross border corporate structuring, private equity, and leadership. With DIS since 2015.
PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Valencia 2020. Research focused on the incorporation of physical knowledge in machine learning models. Data science consultant to various startups 2020 such as eeSea and Pensure. MSc in Mathematical modelling and computation from the Technical University of Denmark 2016. Teaching assistant in various courses 2015-2016. With DIS since 2021.
Ph.D. (Philosophy and Social Thought, University of Chicago, 2009). Formerly at Yale University's Whitney Humanities Center and the University of Copenhagen's Søren Kierkegaard Research Center. External Lecturer of philosophy in the University of Copenhagen Department of Communication. With DIS since 2014.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, University of Utah, 1996). Licensed to practice in both the U.S. and Denmark. Certified group psychotherapist. Research interests include cyber-relations and human sexuality. Recently worked for the renowned Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas, where she specialized in psychotherapeutic testing and intervention for high achieving professionals with severe mental illness. Currently working at private practice in Copenhagen. Find out more on her website: debbiequackenbush.com. With DIS since 2013.
Ph.D. (Education, Siauliai University, Lithuania, 2011), focus on the cross-cultural use of service learning in higher education. M.A. (Social Anthropology and Sociology, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, 2006). Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar, Siauliai University, 2007-2013. Visiting scholar at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, 2008-2012. Research experience on the national and international level covering topics related to cultural diversity and cross-cultural issues, gender and family studies, global diffusion of educational models, and voluntary participation in Europe. With DIS since 2013.
Cand. mag. in Nordic Literature and French, University of Copenhagen. BA studies in French Literature, Paul Valéry University, Montpellier, France. Vice Consul at the Royal Danish Consulate of Ethiopia (2000). Educator at Novo Nordisk and Mærsk (>2006). Areas of specialization: Memory studies, postcolonial studies and civic education. With DIS since 2006.
Master in Politics and History from University of Copenhagen 2000. Graduated in courses on International Law at the Master of International Security and Law from the University of Southern Denmark 2015. Worked as a teacher and planner of education at the Danish Army Academy for Junior Officers from 2005 to 2015. Currently employed at the Royal Danish Defence College researching cyber security and hybrid threats. Areas of expertise as a teacher are International Relations, International Law, and the art of writing large assignments. Engaged in international working groups related to the topic of my research. With DIS since 2021.
M.Sc. (Health Psychology, City, University of London, U.K., 2000). BSc. Hons. (Psychology, City, University of London, U.K., 1997). Certified in psychotherapy and counseling and in the process of qualifying as a psychoanalyst from the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research. Co-authored a number of journal articles on post-traumatic stress disorder. Previously, was the Clinical Director of Community Housing and Therapy, a leading UK charity running therapeutic community households for adults with mental health diagnoses. Managed two therapeutic community projects - a project working with homeless veterans suffering from mental health difficulties and a project for individuals with a diagnosis of psychosis and personality disorder. Worked as a psychologist in the Greek Army. With DIS since 2015.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2012). PhD student at the Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Department at Nordsjællands Hospital, Hillerød. DIS Clinical Instructor for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.
Cand. phil. (Philosophy, University of Copenhagen 2003). Supplementary studies in rationality in economics and theory of organization, Copenhagen Business School, 2004-2005, and journalism, Danish School of Media and Journalism, 2005-2006. Lecturer in medical ethics, theory of science, and philosophy of health technologies at University of Copenhagen's Department of Public Health Science since 2007. Lecturer in theory of science, FARMA, University of Copenhagen, since 2012. With DIS since 2011.
Obtained her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, from Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris (France). Her research interest started with language acquisition in infants leading to the study of the cerebral processing of language and music in adults. She became interested in neurodevelopmental disorders starting with developmental dyslexia then expending into autism spectrum disorders as well as ADHD. She is using techniques from psychology as well as neuroimaging in her research, this includes MRI (anatomical and functional) as well as EEG and eye tracking. She has been conducting her latest research at Karolinska Institutet Center for Neuro-developmental Disorders (KIND). Her interests include social cognitive skills, empathy and emotion processing within the whole spectrum of functioning from typicality till disorders such as ASD. She has been with DIS since 2016.
Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 2011). Independent environmental consultant. Senior Consultant at Copenhagen Resource Institute and for the European Environment Agency on waste management policy in EU. Ph.D. School Manager and Ph.D. researcher at DTU, Denmark 2006-2011. Master of business strategy and environmental management, Bradford. With DIS since 2013.
Cabinetmaker (1974), Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1982). Own office since 1979. Professor, School of Architecture (1986-89). Professor, Denmarks Designskole (1989-2005). Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Washington. With DIS since 1998.
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2001. Professor in the Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2001-present. With DIS since 2018.
PhD student in Business Administration, Dept. of Marketing & Strategy, Stockholm School of Economics, and 2021 recipient of Outstanding Pedagogical Achievement Award. Her research is on regulatory disruptions as market-shaping forces, often situated in the context of the airline industry. Co-founder of the Methods Lab at SSE. M.Sc. in Management & Organization (track: Strategy & Sustainability), Hanken School of Economics, and recipient of a Best Master’s Thesis Award by the Foundation for Economic Education for my thesis “A multiple case study on employee engagement and retention at startup companies”. B.Sc. in International Business (track: Marketing & Corporate Communication) from Haaga-Helia UAS. With DIS since 2022.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2022). PhD student at the Department of Cardiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital (2022-present). MPH student at Imperial College London (2023-present). Awarded Master’s Thesis of the Year, University of Copenhagen (2021). Erasmus Student at University of Vienna, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology (2020). Teaching Clinical Skills Session, Emergency Medicine, and Communication Course at DIS. Previous experience in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine with clerkships at Soochow University (China) and Dronning Ingrid Hospital Nuuk (Greenland). Student-athlete and Division 1 Soccer in USA (2016). Previous Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.
Architect, M.A.A. (Denmark’s Design School, 1979. Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1983). Associate Professor, Denmark’s Design School, since 1987. Partner, Design 134. With DIS since 1998.
Master's in Positive Psychology, minor in Psychology. M.Sc. in Economics. Specialized in the field of Applied Positive Psychology. Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute, CTI. CFO at the Brewery Darguner Brauerei GmbH in Germany, 1997-2005. Self-employed coach and workshop leader since 2005. Lecturer on coaching & counseling, Positive Psychology, Positive Psychology coaching, change theory, and stress management at Metropolitan University College, 2008-2012. With DIS since 2011.
Ph.D. in Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm-Sweden, 2020-2024 M.Sc. in Project Management, Northumbria University, Newcastle-United Kingdom, 2012 - 2013 M.Sc. in International Project Management, Chalmers University Gothenburg-Sweden, 2011 - 2013 B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Azad University, Tehran-Iran, 2005 - 2010 , PhD Candidate in Clinical Neuroscience / Karolinska Institutet / Stockholm, Sweden / July 2020 – Present Various positions in Research and Development ( Program Office Manager, Portfolio Office Manager, Strategy Analyst, and Clinical Neuroscience Researcher-Industrial PhD Candidate) / Volvo Cars / Gothenburg, Sweden / March 2015– March 2023 Guest Lecturer & Examiner in Project Psychology for International Project Management Master's Program / Chalmers University of Technology/ Gothenburg, Sweden / Sep 2017 – Dec 2017 Experienced in organizational culture and team development: Leader of Human Leaders Community / Volvo Cars / Gothenburg, Sweden / Aug 2021 – Dec 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Champion (initiator of cognitive diversity inside the organization) / Volvo Cars / Gothenburg, Sweden / Jan 2018 – Mar 2019 TEDxKI speaker (Taking a Spiral journey to Authentic Diversity) / Stockholm, Sweden / March 2022. With DIS since 2023.
PhD student at the Department of War Studies, King's College, London. His research is focused upon various aspects of counter-terrorism, asymmetrical conflicts, and intelligence based police. At the moment he is finishing his PhD thesis on the use of hard power policies in Northern Ireland during the troubles. Some of his latest publications are “A Neo-Nationalist Network: The English Defense League and Europe´s Counter-Jihad Network” (with Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, 2013) and “Terrorism Learning and Innovation: Lessons from PIRA in Northern Ireland” (with Magnus Ranstorp, 2013). He gives lectures on a regular basis in Sweden, Europe, and the United States for academics as well as professionals. With DIS since 2016.
Ph.D. (Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, 2002). M.S. and B.S. (Political Science, University of Copenhagen). Exchange student at UC Berkeley, 1993-1995. Taught Anthropology, Philosophy and Rhetoric at Stanford University, 2002-12. Also taught classes at Hope House, a rehabilitation center in Redwood City, California, for female substance abusers and criminals, 2008-11. With DIS since 2012.
Economist, employed at EKK, Denmark export credit agency. Formerly working for the Danish Finance Ministry as well as for German and Danish banks, trying to make sense of the global economy and financial markets. Ph.D. (1998, University of Trier) with a thesis on whether moderate inflation harms growth. Main professional interests: macroeconomics , globalisation, data analysis, With DIS since 2019.
M.Sc. (Geology-Geophysics, University of Copenhagen). Educated within glaciology at the Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute. Research on ice cores, past climate change, volcanic deposits in ice, stable isotopes, and stratigraphic dating of ice cores. Participated in ice-core drillings in Greenland and Antarctica multiple times. With DIS since 2018.
Inger Kærgaard, MSc, biology (University of Copenhagen, 2004), focused on sustainability and conservation biology. Project manager at University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. Worked for various NGOs on forest protection and sustainable development in Thailand and Indonesia (2007 and 2010). Taught biology in an upper secondary school in Denmark and was also involved in an education program for sustainability education (2010-2013). Organized two photo exhibitions on forest issues. The exhibitions, supported by Danida, were based on qualitative research, which Inger carried out in South East Asia (2009 and 2012). Inger's current work focuses on urban bat ecology - as a bat consultant for Copenhagen Municipality and, since spring 2021, with her own research project on bats in Copenhagen. With DIS since 2014.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2017). Junior resident in General Medicine, at a clinic in Rødovre. Previous experience in Emergency Medicine, with employment for 2 years. Former employment as a research assistant at the Danish Headache-center, Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet Glostrup. Responsible for the Emergency Medicine Course at CAMES, Herlev. Previous Course Assistant for Human health & Disease. With DIS since 2016.
Iwo Nord is a trans researcher and educator interested in transgender and queer lives and culture, nuances of agency and power, intersections of the transnational and the local, and questions concerning mobility (travel and migration). The past years he has been committed to building and strengthening Transgender Studies in both the Nordic region and in the former Yugoslav space. Devoted to social change for trans people, he is involved in trans academic and activist alliances, resulting in the forthcoming collaborative volume In Transition: Trans Lives, Activisms, and Culture in the Post-Yugoslav Space. He was one of the founding members of Trans Fest Stockholm, an activist collective that strives to create inclusive and empowering cultural and community events in the Swedish capital. Iwo is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies at Södertörn University, and is affiliated with the Center for Baltic and East European Studies. His doctoral project ethnographically explores Belgrade as a transnational destination for gender-affirming surgery. He holds an MA from the University of Oslo, Norway, and has formerly taught at the Institute of Scandinavian and Finnish Studies at the University of Gdansk, Poland. With DIS Since 2020.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2018). Department of Radiology, Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital. Junior doctor union representative, Hvidovre & Amager Hospital. KBU læge - Department of Emergency Medicine, Holbæk Hospital. Student researcher at the Department of Clinical Genetics, Rigshospitalet. Board member, Synapse - Life Science Connect. Nurse Assistant, FADL, The Association of Danish Medical Students. Mentor for International students, University of Copenhagen. Previous Course Assistant and Summer Faculty for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.
A reseacher working within the fields of Health Economics, Migrant health, Health Policies and Infectious Diseases Control. Jad obtained his PhD at the Global Public Health department at Karolinska institutet which focused on health economics and Tuberculosis control. Msc in Health Economy, Policy and Management. Bs in Pharmacy. With DIS since 2019.
PhD in molecular neurobiology (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2005). Group leader at department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet and the brain profiling efforts within the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) project since 2010. Research focus on identifying the cellular location of proteins linked to brain function and disease. MSc in biology (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2000). With DIS since 2017.
Phd in Food and sensory science grounded in a holistic approach to development, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the context of good, tasty, and sustainable food accessible to everyone. 2010-2019 she managaged the initiative “Taste of Skåne”, developing Skåne, the southernmost region of Sweden, into a culinary region. 2019- present self-employed advisor in sustainable food systems, food strategies and innovation management. Teaching food planning at the Swedish Agricultural University. In 2022 appointed as the Slow Food international councilor for the Nordic countries. Chairperson of Slow Food in the Nordic countries and the vice chairperson of Slow Food Denmark. With DIS since 2023
Postdoc (Inst. of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2006-2009). Ph.D. (Immunology, Inst. Of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, 2005). M.Sc. (Inst. Of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, 2001). Senior Scientist, Immune Targeting Group, Bioneer, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010-2013. Senior Scientist, Dept. of Infectious Disease Immunology, Statens Serum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013-2016. With DIS since 2016.
Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1986). B.A. (Town Planning, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1980). Own design office since 2008. Design work includes interior design, exhibition design, graphic design as well as furniture design. Employment among others at Peter Marino Architects, New York, 1991-93, Bysted Design, Copenhagen, 1993-1996, Site Architects, New York, 1996-97, Mancini Duffy Architects, New York, 1997-98, and Vilhelm Lauritzen’s Office, Copenhagen, 1998-2008. With DIS from 2012.
M.Ed. (Daycare and Primary School, Aarhus University, 2014). B.A. (Human Development and Family Studies – Early Childhood Development and Education, University of Connecticut, 2006). Assistant Program Director of Child Development and Diversity, DIS, 2014-present. Pedagogue in the International and Danish communities in Copenhagen, 2008-2010. Interests include cross-cultural practices, discourses, and research related to how we create active and caring environments for young children. With DIS since 2007.
Ph.D., (Risk Management and Insurance, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, 2012), M.A., (Economics, Universidad de los Andes, 2005), B.A., (Economics, Universidad de los Andes, 2005). Junior Economist, Department of Financial Stability at the Central Bank of Colombia, 2003-2005. Chief Economist, Trade Association of Insurers of Colombia, 2005-2007. Fellow, Center for Economic Analysis of Risk at Georgia State University, 2012-present. Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School, 2012-present. With DIS since 2013.
M.A. Project Management and Change Management (MPF, Roskilde University, 2018). Cand. psych. (Psychologist, University of Copenhagen, 2014). Associate professor at University College Absalon with teaching, research, and training responsibilities within the fields: children with special needs and organizational psychology. Author of several publications about psychology. Experience as a pedagogue from psychiatry, schools for children with special needs, and family-support institutions. With DIS in 2015, and again since 2021.
Ph.D. in Psychology (Uppsala University). As a research psychologist, his work has focused on the ways that novel techniques in research (eye-tracking, pupil dilation, virtual reality) can be used to assess how children and adults perceive and interpret people, emotions, and actions. Josh focuses this research in two fields. In developmental psychology at the Child and Babylab in Uppsala, he seeks to understand how children learn about their world and the social cognitive development of face perception and socialization processes such as gender, race, and ethnicity. In games research at the Games & Society Lab at the Department of Game Design in Visby, Gotland, his work examines the psychology of people, their actions, and emotions in game development, player engagement, learning, and immersion to understand better how different game players (with different personalities, traits, and experiences) interact with various game mechanisms and are, in turn, affected by game experiences. With DIS since 2020.
MCP City Design and Development (Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, ongoing). B.A., Environmental Design (Brown University, 2009). He has worked at Gehl Architects, the Taubman College of Urban Planning, and is currently managing director and urban designer at Fundament Design. He has designed public spaces and advised on urban quality in South Africa, Scandinavia, China, and Australia. His work has been published by the World Bank, the Energy Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. With DIS since 2016.
M.D (University of Copenhagen, 2020). KBU at the Orthopaedic Department, Hvidovre Hospital 2020-2021. Introduktionsstilling at Orthopaedic Department, Hillerød Hospital 2021-2022. Currently PhD student at the Orthopaedic Department at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen.
B.A. Psychology with Honors, University of California Los Angeles, 1986 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of California San Diego, 1992 Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Services Research, University of California San Francisco, 1994. Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Francisco, 1994 - 2018 Associate Dean for Academic Effectiveness, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Francisco, 2015 - 2017 Professor of Clinical Psychology, School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San Francisco, 2018 - present Senior Associate Dean, School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San Francisco, 2019 – 2022. With DIS since 2023
Msc. Psychology (2006, University of Copenhagen). BA. Psychology (2003, University of Copenhagen). Works as a clinical psychologist and mindfulness instructor. Teacher and supervisor for both psychologists, medical doctors and other professionals. Author of a book on mindfulness and body acceptance. With DIS since 2015.
LLB & Professional Legal Studies (Equivalent of the Danish cand.jur./Masters) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Marketing) from the University of Auckland. Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and accredited Mediator & Restorative Justice Facilitator (previously at the NZ Ministry of Justice). Founder and Mediator at Heron Mediation. Co-chair of International Summits at the Elder Mediation International Network and Course Aid & Legal Advisor for the Peace Foundation NZ. Expertise in conflict resolution, restorative justice and leadership. External lecturer of law at AUT Auckland. With DIS since 2021.
Cabinet maker (Next Copenhagen 2017), BA in Performance Design and Cultural Encounters (Roskilde University 2014) Work as self-employed furniture maker in the cooperative Byggeselskabet Maj. With DIS since 2017.
Ph.D. (Distribution, habitat use, behavior, and sound communication), Zoology Dept., Whale Unit, University of Pretoria, 2016. M.S. (Biology and Didactics), University of Copenhagen, 2007. Research associate at Statens Serum Institute, Denmark (2012-2016). TV presenter at “Physics at sea”, Galathea 3 Expedition (2008). Has worked with marine mammals in the field in, Iceland, Northern Norway, Greenland, and South Africa. Local stranding responsible In the Overstrand Region, South Africa (2010-2012). Founder of the Danish Maine Mammal Society (2003). With DIS since 2019. On leave Summer 2023.
PhD Candidate in History, Department of History, Stockholm University. MA (2010) and BA (2008) Stockholm University. Teaches medieval history at Stockholm University since 2012. Visiting Scholar to Columbia University (2016), Cornell University (2014), and the University of Navarra, Pamplona (2012–13). Publications have appeared in The Medieval Chronicle and Collegium Medievale. Areas of specialization: medieval Scandinavia; medieval Iberia; comparative history; medieval literature, genre and fiction; political culture; gender history; the history of emotions. With DIS since 2018.
Masters (Finance/Management, University of Aarhus, Denmark). Financial Advisor at Maersk Broker Financial Services, where he is engaged in the start-up of a maritime private investment fund targeted for institutional and professional investors. Prior to this, he has progressed his career through 15+ years into accomplished executive leadership positions combined with financial and strategic advisor roles while working internationally in highly esteemed public and private equity companies in various industries. With DIS since 2016.
PhD at Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and Free University, Berlin, Germany in Human Genetics (2005). Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UC Irvine, CA, USA (2005-2011) Postdoctoral Researcher (2012-2014) University Copenhagen. MSc at Robert Koch Institute and Free University, Berlin, Germany, in 2001 working with Mycobacteria. Assistant Professor (2014-2015) University Copenhagen. Associate Professor (2015-present) University Copenhagen. With DIS since 2016.
Cand.merc. (Copenhagen Business School, 1982). Head of Marketing, Faxe Brewery A/S, 1985-1989. Marketing Director, The Danish Brewery Group A/S, 1990-1996. Sales and Marketing Director, Royal Unibrew, 1997-2007. CEO and Owner, Imexpo. With DIS since 2007.
Ph.D., Older Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, 2006. Senior Lecturer in Swedish in the department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota since 2005. The role of women in medieval Scandinavia is the focus of Dr. Norrman’s research, with special emphasis on the use of weaving as a means of communication. She is the author of Viking Women: Narrative Roles in Woven Tapestries (2008). She has also published articles on women, storytelling and weaving in Viking Age Scandinavia and Classical Greece. With DIS from 2018.
B.A. (Writing and Literature, Eugene Lang College - The New School for Social Research, 1994). Freelance writer, author and educator. Brown began her professional writing career writing for such publications as Vibe and the Source. Has interviewed cultural powerhouses such as Kara Walker and the late musician Coolio. Author of Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son (Repeater, 2018), Blackgirl on Mars (Repeater, 2023). Has also facilitated workshops at The Danish Royal Academy of Fine Art, Prescott College (US), UniArts in Finland. Keynote speaker at various international events including at The Royal Swedish Academy of Art, Cliffrose Convergence (US), Brooklyn Caribbean Lit Festival, M/other Becomings Symposium (Finland). Previously contributing writer to NBCBLK, Brown's poem "Black is a Beautiful Word: I&I" is included in the Royal Danish Library's permanent collection. Featured in The London Magazine, as well as various publications throughout the world. She has also taught at various levels since 2014. Brown is also a TEDX speaker. With DIS since 2023.
Ph.D. in European history, Harvard University, 1998. After several years as academic, Lisa Abend became a journalist and is currently a correspondent for TIME magazine. She contributes to several other magazines and newspapers and is author of The Sorcerer's Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adria's elBulli. With DIS since 2014. Currently on leave.
Bachelor Degree, Visual Communication, School of Visual Communication, Kolding (2012-2015). Brand designer and Illustrator. Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communication (School of Visual Communication, 2015) Designer and Art Director at Hello Monday (2015-2020). Self-employed designer since 2020. Guest lecturer at School of Visual Communication and Krabbesholm Folk High School teaching Character Design and Creativity. Professional experience also includes: Public Speaking and Workshop Facilitation. With DIS since 2023.
I am a Stockholm-based travel writer and photographer who contributes to publications such as National Geographic Traveller, BBC, Adventure Magazine, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, Travel + Leisure, Forbes, and many more. In addition to contributing to several travel books, I am the author of the following books – 2018 Lowell Thomas Award winner for best travel book, DUE NORTH , & bestselling LAGOM: Swedish Secret of Living Well . My photography is represented by National Geographic Image Collection and you can check out my portfolio here. With DIS since 2020.
PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University 2012. Assistant professor at ITU Copenhagen since 2015. ERCIM Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (2012-2013) and Project Leader in the Media Technology and Interaction Design Department at the Royal Institute of Technology (2014). With DIS since 2019.
Bachelor and Master degree in Architecture (Bachelor degree in Architecture Design 2005, Academy of applied arts Utrecht, NL; Master degree in Architecture, Academy of Architecture Amsterdam 2011). 2017-2021 Faculty at Architecture and Design DIS; Program organiser, project leader and curator at Copenhagen Architecture Festival 2014-2017; Project Leader at Urban Incubator Belgrade 2012-2014. 2006-2011 various architecture offices and organizations in the Netherlands. With DIS since 2017.
M.A. in Music, Royal College of Music, Stockholm, 2017. Professional Swedish singer, performing regularly in solo, band, and vocal group concerts. Vocal teacher and teacher in music and ensemble with 10+ years experience. With DIS since 2017.
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, USA (2008). Postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany (2008-2010), and at Stockholm University, Sweden. Researcher and Research Analyst at Stockholm University. Has contributed to the understanding of gene-expression plasticity in butterflies and genetic differentiation of populations of wild fish using genome-wide data. Has taught courses and led practical laboratories on statistics, biotechnology, and population genetics for American and Swedish students. With DIS since 2021.
Certified MSc in psychology from University of Copenhagen, Denmark (major in clinical and neuropsychology). Main areas of interest are neural mechanisms underlying cognitive deficits following brain injury, neuropsychological rehabilitation, assessing disorders of consciousness and understanding the impact of culture in different populations. With DIS since 2022.
Graphic Designer. Ordinary National Diploma (Portsmouth College of Art & Design, 1987). Degree in Visual Communication (Denmarks Design School, 1992). Worked at Bysted Design from 1989-1995. Self employed from 1995 with projects covering a wide variety of fields within graphic design. With DIS since 2017.
Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology (China University of Political Science and Law, 2010). Post Doctorate in Forensic Psychology (Gothenburg University, 2012). Worked as an organizational consultant in areas of leadership and cross-cultural competence training in Sweden. Also has worked as a teacher and researcher at universities in China, and was promoted to the position of associate professor in China. With DIS since 2016.
Masters in Architecture and Landscape (Special focus; UN sustainable development goals) from The Royal Danish Academy of Art - School of Architecture (2017-2020), Bachelors degree in Architecture (Complexity Handling in Practice) From The Royal Danish Academy of Art - School of Architecture (2013-2016). Own architectural practice since 2020 — Working with the tension between landscape and building. Project lead and Architects at IKEAs Innovation lab SPACE10 (2017-2018). Professional experience also includes research, lecturing and consultancy. With DIS since 2021
M.S.c Landscape Architect, Genova University (2013). Consultant, Landscape Architecture studios in Italy. Created an organization based on redevelopment of abandoned landscape and environmental education (META). Intern at Jac Studios, consultant at the urban design firm CITITEK. Now she is co-founder of COurban design collective. With an interest in co-creation, data collection and data analysis Michela is committed to applying human scale approaches to the physical design of urban spaces. With DIS since 2016.
Architect and Industrial Designer (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1987). +20 years of experience in design management, innovation, communication and leadership. Design manager and project manager in DSB - Danish State Railways, 1998-1999, Head of Design Vision Lab in DSB, Director of Design in DSB, Founding Partner in FUHR, 2011. With DIS since 2013.
PhD (Cultural Studies, SWPS University, Warsaw 2017), MA (East-European Cultural Studies, University of Warsaw 2012), MA (International Relations, University of Warsaw & St. Petersburg State University, 2012), BA (History, University of Warsaw 2011), BA (International Relations, University of Warsaw 2010). Research Fellow at the Danish Foreign Policy Society (2021), Post-Doc Researcher at Lund University (2021). Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow (2006). Vice-Consul at Poland's Consulate General in Kaliningrad (2018-2021), Second Secretary at Poland's Permanent Representation to the European Union (2016-2018), Second Secretary & Specialist at Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs' (2012-2016). With DIS since 2021.
PhD in Food Studies/Sociology (2016 Planning and Development, Aalborg University) and has published papers on food myths, agricultural experiences and social factors to explain obesity, for instance. Originally he holds a MA in Communication Studies from Roskilde University (2010). He wrote master thesis on the development of the Western Food Market. For the last five years Morten has held positions as assistant professor and post.doc at Aalborg University and Copenhagen University. There he acted as lecturer, coordinator and developer at the masters program Integrated Food Studies and taught courses on communication, staging and consumption of food, innovation and entrepreneurship, food concept design and sustainable food systems. In recent years he has also been involved in food innovation and food start-up research projects. Morten was, also, the first communications officer for the largest Danish food hall "TorvehallerneKBH". With DIS since 2021.
Graphic designer (Denmark's Design School, 1986). Master of professional development and professional education (University of Copenhagen, 2004). Management studies (DR). Launched the MA Programme, Visual Culture & Identity at KADK Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen (2013-2016). Head of Institute of Communication Design, Denmark's Design School (2001-2007). Head of design at Bysted (2007-2009) and at DR TV (1997-2001). Currently working on a Ph.D. about public visual identity. With DIS since 2018.
Ph.D. (Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen, 2017). Postdoc (w. diploma in educational theory and practice) and lecturer, University of Copenhagen, 2010-2018. Research stay at UC Berkeley, 2011-2012. Emphasis in research on relations – past and present – between literature, philosophy, politics, gender, and the making of identity and community. With DIS since 2018.
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (2005). Post-doctoral fellow, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. Associate Professor Biomedicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Fulbright scholar (1999-2001). Research in genetic engineering, regenerative medicine, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Has created, designed, implemented and evaluated courses at university level. Acted as Pedagogical Advisor, Development and Regeneration Doctoral Program, Karolinska Institutet. Has participated in national and international committees to evaluate and promote scientific and academic advancements. With DIS since 2017.
M.A. in Law (University of Amsterdam, 2005). Socially Responsible Investment Adviser, Nykredit Bank (2009-2010), Senior Engagement Manager, GES Investment Services (2010-2016). Current: Head of Business Conduct Engagement, GES International. External lecturer at DIS since 2013. Faculty member at DIS since 2016.
BSc in Molecular Biology (Liverpool, 1998) and PhD in Molecular Biology of Ischemic Stroke (Manchester, 2005). Currently a researcher at the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute and the Brain Profiling sub-unit of the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) project since 2011. Research focuses on the central nervous systems of mammals, with an emphasis on the identification of proteins involved in brain normal development and pathophysiology. With DIS since 2020.
MA (Cognition and Communication, Københavns Universitet, 2021). BA (Psychology major, Neuroscience and Studio Art minors, Lake Forest College, 2018). Previously was a research assistant at the Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) using 7T fMRI to investigate dopamine pathways in the midbrain. Currently teaching as a substitute teacher at the International School of Hellerup and working as a content creator in a counesling start-up. I am originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan and first came to Denmark as a DIS student in the Fall of 2016. I came back to do my masters in August 2019 and have been here ever since. With DIS since 2022.
M.A. (Design for Play, Communication Design, Designskolen Kolding, 2022), B.F.A (Art Direction/Advertising, Pratt Institute, 2019). Program Assistant, Architecture & Design, DIS (2019-2020). UX/UI Designer, DigiHub (2020-2021). Student Intern/Designer, BørneRiget (2021). Student Assistant, Academic Administration, DIS (2021-2022). External Lecturer, Graphic Design Foundations, DIS (2022). With DIS since 2019.
Master in Economic History and graduated Journalist (Stockholm University). Editor-in-chief for the scholarly journal Baltic Worlds at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies at Södertörn University (since 2009) and the annual State of the Region Report (2020). A recognized expert in the anti-trafficking field nationally as well as internationally, involved for over a decade in numerous studies, projects, and reports on human trafficking. Formed the Swedish Platform Civil society Against Human Trafficking in 2013, which she chaired until 2018. With DIS since 2023.
M.D. University of Copenhagen, 2016). BSc in Biology (University of Copenhagen, 2010). Currently doing his 3-year PhD research fellowship at the Department of Clinical Immunology, Rigshospitalet. Previous positions: 4th year of residency/specialization in Clinical Immunology at the Department of Clinical Immunology, Rigshospitalet (2021). Clinical Basic Training (KBU) at the Department of Urology, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde (2017). Emergency Department, Zealand University Hospital, Køge (2016). Research interests: immunology, stem cells and regenerative medicine. With DIS since 2018.
M.D. (La Salle University, Mexico City, 2019). M. Sc. Nutrition Science (Karolinska Universitet, 2021). Previous employment at the Military Central Hospital in Mexico City (2019-2020). With DIS since 2021
Master in Law (Copenhagen University, 1991). Past Work experience includes: Partner Group Manager (2002-2005) & Business Manager (2005-2008) both at Microsoft DK; VP Sales at ScanJour A/S (2008-2011), VP Sales Europe at Medical Insight A/S (2011-2012). Current Founder/Partner at COO Consulting (2012-). With DIS since 2016.
Ph.d in biology, Københavns Universitet, 1998. Biologist & project manager Dyrenes Beskyttelse, Animal Protection Denmark, 2022- , Museum Director Østsjællands Museum 2019-2022. With DIS since 2018.
PhD (2021, The University of Sydney), focusing on the gendered perspective on victimhood in the trafficking of men. MSc (2012, Gothenburg University), BA (2009, Moscow State University). Postdoctoral fellow in Criminology (Stockholm University). Polina’s research interests are within the disciplines of criminology and medical anthropology with a special focus on victimhood, gender, post-trafficking needs and help-seeking behavior. Before commencing her academic career Polina was a migrant counsellor and reintegration assistant at the UN Migration (IOM) mission in Russia. She was engaged in providing direct assistance to migrants in distress including victims of human trafficking and exploitation; and assistance in voluntary return and reintegration. With DIS since 2016.
PhD. Social Anthropology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, 2014). MSc. International Health Policy (London School of Economics and Political Science, 2008). Postdoctoral research fellow in medical humanities at Lund University (2016-present). Researcher in global health at Karolinska Institutet (2014-2016). Researcher in health, development and security at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) (2011-2016). Research assistant in health policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2007-2011). With DIS since 2016.
Architect MAA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen (1993). B.Eng. – Civil, McGill University, Montreal (1985). Currently Special Advisor with International Federation for Housing and Planning [IFHP], working with IFHP in various capacities since 2005. A long range of experience advocating for better cities and built environments through the world of philanthropy, non-profits, academia & private practice; as conference organizer; curator; publisher, editor & writer; teacher and critic. Positions of trust include Gehl Institute Board Member. With DIS since 2002.
Ridwan investigates the associations between migration status, social marginalisation and suicidal behaviour. He obtained his PhD and MSc in Public Health (Epidemiology) from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden in 2021 and 2016, respectively. Ridwan graduated as an MD from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2010. As a physician, he worked on projects aimed at improving child and adolescent health in Bangladesh during 2011-2014. With DIS since December 2021.
Robert is a practitioner with two decades of professional experience with client work helping the re-integration of violent extremists. He held the position of director of Exit Sweden for over ten years and he was the director of Exit USA at Life After Hate between 2017 and 2020. Robert has held several positions in the European Commission’s Radicalization Awareness Network (RAN) since 2011. In recent years he has focused on capacity development, as well as designing and holding radicalisation prevention trainings around the world.
Ph.D. in Psychology (2005) from Osmania University, India. Worked as faculty and consultant in the areas of psychology, leadership and organizational development across South Asia, the Middle East and Europe. In Denmark since 2010. Chief Consultant at the Living Institute and External Lecturer at Copenhagen Business School. Faculty member with the Department of Psychology at DIS since 201
Ph.D. in Anthropology (University College London, 2020). MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies, London 2010). MA in Political Science and International Relations (Bogazici University, 2009). BA in Political Science and International Relations (Bogazici University, 2007). Quantitative and qualitative researcher with work and field experience in Istanbul, London and Jerusalem. First book, “Mobility and Armenian Belonging in Contemporary Turkey: Migratory Routes and the Meaning of the Local” (London: IB Tauris) forthcoming in 2022. Currently working on a second book, “An Island that is No More: Politics and Placemaking in Istanbul.” With DIS since 2021.
Cabinet maker (NEXT Copenhagen, 2017). Participant in the exhibition "Skud på stammen 2016", collaborations between designers and cabinetmakers. Founder of OE Lund. Co-founder of Ahm & Lund. With DIS since 2016.
Architect and advocate of Cities for People, with an MSc in Sustainable Urban Planning from Aalborg University and MSc in Architecture from Bucharest and Bordeaux. Her professional profile includes a collaboration with KANT architects, owner of an architecture studio with focus on sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation. Her passion is sharing knowledge and creating better living environments. With DIS since 2015.
Architect MAA (Aarhus School of Architecture, 2014). Own practice since 2014 working with a phenomenological focus and experimental approach in architectural assignments, competitions, and artistic work from stay at artist residencies. Former employed at SLETH, AVPD, BriqGroup. With DIS since 2016.
Master of Arts in International Security from the University of Leicester (UK). Graduated Joint Command and Staff College (MA) 2010. Commissioned as an Army officer in 1996, after having served as NCO since 1989. Multiple international deployments to conflict zones. Currently works at the Royal Danish Defense College, as a military analyst focusing on security issues such as military security, Counter-Terrorism and International Law. Served in the Danish Defense Intelligence service. With DIS Spring 2018 and again in Spring and Summer 2019.
M.A. in Political Sociology, Harvard University. Extensive teaching experience in comparative politics, multiculturalism, globalization, welfare state policy and positive psychology. Works as a Leadership Consultant, bringing the lessons from modern psychology and neuroscience to the world of business. Also an avid squash player and kayaker. With DIS since 2016.
Cand. Scient. Soc. (University of Copenhagen, 2010). BSc and MSc Political Sociology (London School of Economics, 2006). Lecturer at Copenhagen University and specializing in irregular migration in Scandinavia. Research experience in the area of migration and immigration, including projects in East and Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe. With DIS since 2013.
Susanna is a psychologist, lecturer, and trainer. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology (ELTE Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest). She has a decade of experience as a lecturer and over a thousand hour experience in holding skill development training in communication, conflict-management, and cultural competences. She is trained in mediation and restorative methods. With DIS since 2017.
Syed’s research focuses on common mental disorders from a medical and work life perspective. Currently, Syed works as an Assistant Professor in Psychiatric Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet and is involved in projects on work disability of young individuals with common mental disorders, and the role of mental health on integration of young refugees in Sweden. His postdoctoral assignments included post-traumatic disorder in the Swedish population, maternal PTSD and childhood attention deficit disorder, back pain and work disability, myocardial infarction and subsequent work disability, etc. Syed is a medical doctor from Bangladesh, and obtained his MSc in Public Health and PhD in epidemiology from Karolinska Institutet. Syed previously lectured as a guest lecturer at DIS and is exited to be part of the Public Mental Health summer course. With DIS since 2022.
Architect M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1983). Employment with PLH Architects, Homann Architects. Since 1988, own office specialising in visualization and project presentation for clients in Denmark and abroad. With DIS since 2012.
Cand.mag. in Advanced Migration Studies (Copenhagen University). B.A., in Global Humanities (Communications and Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University Center). Research interests include migration and transnationalism, identity and belonging, and Islamic feminism. Passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in higher education. With DIS since 2013.
Architect MAA, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen 1990. Designer at IKEA of Sweden, 1991-1995. Owner of Form Design, 1995-2001. Teacher at the Danish Design School 1998-2000. Co-founder of LEGAARD&CHRISTENSEN 2001. Visiting professor, University of Washington, 2016. With DIS since 2005.
PhD, Geography (UNC Chapel Hill, 2007). Field Director & Principal Investigator, International Archaeological Research Institute, Inc., Honolulu. Archaeology Field School Instructor, Stockholm University & University of Guam. Cartographer, Yemen Project, Royal Ontario Museum. Academic Director, Associate Academic Dean & Academic Dean for Africa, SIT Study Abroad. Fulbright scholar, Kenya (University of Nairobi - cultural, economic, urban geography). Assistant Professor, Geography, Texas A&M University. Assistant Professor, Champlain College. Director of Experiential Education, NYU Abu Dhabi. Associate Dean for Global Education, Bates College. With DIS since 2018.
Architect, M.A.A./M.D.D. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1992). Worked in various offices in Germany, South Africa, Namibia and Denmark. Own office since 1992. With DIS since 2005.
Ph.D. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (University of Copenhagen, 2013); M.Sc. and B.Sc Public Health (University of Copenhagen 2004/2002). Project manager (Roskilde Hospital, Region Sjælland 2013-15), Consultant (Municipality of Gladsaxe, 2002-2007). With DIS since 2016.
Ph.D. at University of Copenhagen (2010); Visiting Scholar at University of Amsterdam (2008); Assistant Professor at University of Copenhagen (2010 – Present)
Cand.mag. (M.A. in History, University of Copenhagen, 2003). With the Danish Jewish Museum, 2007-2008. Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies, Department for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 2003-2005. Researcher, Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Research, 2000-2003. With DIS since 2008.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1999). DM.Sci. (University of Copenhagen, 2004). Associate professor at University of Copenhagen. Chief Physician in Ophthalmology, Roskilde Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital). Former research fellow at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. With DIS since 2005.
M.Sc. in Biology, University of Copenhagen. Employed at Dept. of Biology, University of Copenhagen since 2003. Secretary at Polar Science Centre UCPH (2010-2013). Research and teaching interests include Arctic ecosystems (in particular freshwater ecosystems), phytoplankton, and ice algae. Has over the years worked on several large international research projects and monitoring programs concerning climate change in the Arctic (most recently CBMP-freshwater, ARCTIC-BIODIVER, and Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring). With DIS since 2021.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1992). Ph.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1996). Chief Physician, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurophysiology Center, Dept of Neurology, Roskilde University Hospital. With DIS since 2003.
Teacher, researcher and art professional working in international interdisciplinary settings since 1998. Focus on the history and theory of photography, especially in relation to seeing and being in digital society. PhD in Art History 2016, MA in Aesthetical Disciplines 2011, and BA in Cultural Studies 2007, Stockholm University. With DIS since 2016.
M.A. in Clinical Psychology (Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2011). Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy education (Moscow Association for Analytical Psychology, 2012). Worked as a clinical psychologist in various institutions and taught as an external lecturer at “The Higher School of Psychology” in Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology. In Denmark since 2015. I work with children, adolescents and adults, conducting individual and group therapy in private practice and as a volunteer in NEFOS. You can find out more on my website: psyhelp.dk. With DIS since 2017.