Karen Blixens Plads 8
2300 København S
Dr. phil., professor of European and Danish social and cultural history 1800-1950 in the Department of History / Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen, since 2008. Chair of the Board of Research in the Saxo Institute since 2007. Before that associate professor of history, assistant professor of history, all at the University of Copenhagen. Visiting fellow at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford 2000. 2002-2008 member of the Danish Research Council of Humanities. Research mainly in Danish history in a European context. Important topics: history of public health, historical demography, infant mortality, infant feeding, birth attendance, risk and risk management, insurance, the patient experience. Ongoing research: leading a research project on historical perspectives on obesity.