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After qualifying as a clinical physiotherapist (1999) and completing several clinical exams, Morten was granted the title of specialist physiotherapist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy (2005) and sports physiotherapy (2006). From 2010-12 he joined the multidisciplinary Pain: Science & Society MSc-program at King's College London (UK). Between 2015-19 Morten did his PhD in Medicine/pain at Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP), Aalborg University, where he is now associate professor. 

Dr Hoegh focuses on improving national and international pain education based on the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).  He was vice-chair of the European Pain Federation’s Educational (EFIC) Committee from 2018-20 and  chair of the online education platform and EFIC Academy since 2021. He has been involved in the development of the EFIC Diploma in Pain Physiotherapy and underlying curriculum, as well as the curricula in nursing and psychology. At a national level Morten has been appointed to several chairs and committees including the Danish Medicine and Health Authorities and the Danish Council of Ethics. He has co-authored a book on the lived experience of pain with a patient (2021) and textbook on pain (2015), and written 10+ book chapters on pain and pain-related topics. He has published 15+ peer-reviewed papers, including the #JOSPTpainscienceinpractice series (2022).

Dr Hoegh is regarded a skilled and inspiring speaker and he has been invited several times to present in Europe and on the American continent. He is also a prolific debater and advocate of evidence-based and patient-centered approaches in general. He believes that science-education combined with clinical insights can reduce stigmatisation of those suffering from chronic pain, and lead to better clinical care.

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MSc Pain: Science & Society, King's College London

1 Oct 201030 Sept 2012

Award Date: 1 Oct 2012


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