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Research profile

I am associate professor in Music Therapy, Aalborg University, shared research group leader, and head of research communication at the Center for Documentation and Research in Music Therapy, AAU

I research interactions and relationship formation, primarily in music therapy for people with autism, but also within the field of dementia and family interactions. My research method is primarily inductive video analysis focusing on making tacit knowledge explicit.

Teaching profile

On the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Music Therapy, AAU, I teach music psychology, music therapy theory, qualitative research methods and video observation. I supervise the students' PBL projects incl. Master's theses, and guides the students in intertherapy or when they are in practice.

PhD Supervision

I have supervised music therapy PhD students since 2010 and been on several PhD assessment committees at AAU and internationally.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

2-year supervision training under the Psychotherapy courses, North Jutland Region, Psychiatry, Psychiatry

Award Date: 3 Dec 2010

PhD in Music Therapy, Aalborg University

Award Date: 19 Jun 2002

4-year existential body and psychotherapist training

Award Date: 15 Dec 1994

Master in Music Therapy, Aalborg University

Award Date: 3 May 1988


  • Music Therapy
  • Child and adolescent
  • interaction theory
  • music therapy practice
  • music therapy theory
  • Playing roles
  • early musical development


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