I lead research and action for implementation of people-centered and value-based healthcare.
For the past 20 years I have worked in senior international positions to apply behavioral sciences and people centred care principles to improve access to optimal medical care, including psychosocial and self-management support.
Key competencies include:
Patient-reported and patient-centred outcomes research - Theoretical, clinical and policy uses.
Applied behavioral & psychosocial research (international, national, multi-disciplinary)
Evidence-supported, systematic patient participation across the health care continuum.
Use of patient insights data for health care improvement
Leading organisational change for people-centred healthcare (academic, clinical, commercial)
Stakeholder management, advocacy and technology innovation for people-centred health care.
To become the world's largest patient movementThat for every dose of medicine taken worldwide, a donation is made to support patient-led patient organisations to improve healthcare.
MISSION FOR AALBORG UNIVERSITY 2016-2021 AAU contributes to the knowledge build-up of the global society as well as to the development of the prosperity, welfare and culture of Danish society. This is accomplished through research, research based education, public sector services and knowledge collaboration. We are educating students for the future and are basing our activities on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with our local communities. Our employees embrace all academic fields and take a holistic approach which challenges existing paradigms and creates robust, research based solutions to the complex challenges of society.VISION FOR AALBORG UNIVERSITY We act and are recognised as a university with a distinct profile and well-documented quality in all of our activities. We are internationally recognised for excellence in research with a problem and solution oriented perspective. We educate students for the society of the future. We implement our basic principles of problem and project based learning, and the university is internationally acclaimed for the documented results of this learning method. We are an attractive collaboration partner for private companies and public authorities and institutions, and our carefully selected knowledge-sharing partnerships are based on mutuality and a shared focus.
I involve individual patients in all my research studies before I write the protocol and throughout the research process. I listen and reflect so patients genuinely influence the aim, scope and set-up with the end goal of bettering care and outcomes in mind at all times. I take the time whenever the opportunity arises to have individual conversations with patients, to be in the present with them and to actively reflect on what new information I gain and how I can use that to improve my impact as an ambassador, chief patient officer, and researcher in the field of patient-centred innovation and people-centred healthcare. I do scientific patient surveys to enable the wider healthcare community to listen to the needs, priorities, wishes and ideas of not just a few patients but of large and diverse patient populations.Work in progress
I set up and host interactive patient workshops which bring diverse patient groups, including vulnerable populations together. The workshops educate and empower participants as they receive information and are invited to do homework to optimally share their priorities, insights and ideas with others at the workshops. I focus on enabling patients to empower each other, share ideas with one another and work creatively in multi-stakeholder environments to develop clarity on priorities and wishes to help guide national efforts. I involve patients as critical partners in the design of patient-relevant outcomes in the context of people-centred value based care.Work in progress
I spend time every day communicating on behalf of and in support of patients. I educate about patient needs and advocate for putting patients first in all my communication activities, including when I co-author articles, train health care professionals, speak at congresses and meetings, chair and organise multi-stakeholder patient-centricity events, or partner with companies and organisations.Work in progress