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Head of Research, Associate Professor, MSc in Psychology. ph.d
Research interests and visions: Mia has a passion for research focused on clinically relevant research questions aiming to improve people's health behaviours. Within that field, she has a special focus on e-mental health, app-based treatment of psychiatric disorders and virtual reality as tool for exposure therapy and mindfulness.
Her main field of clinical and research expertise is eating disorders and exercise addiction, but she is expanding her clinical focus to also include personality disorders, anxiety, depression and addiction disorders.
Mia will with great dedication, respect, and energy, engage in research leadership to improve the research methods, enhance quality and quantity of publications as well as create a creative and dynamic research environment based on trust, ambitions and visions bringing us to international standards as well as communicating research results to laymen, patients, clinicians and media.
Current positions : Associate Professor and teacher at the Department of Psychology, University of Southern Denmark.
Research coordinator and clinical psychologist at the Centre for Telepsychiatry, Mental Health Services in the Region of Southern Denmark.
Professor of Health Economics at Aalborg University, ph.d.
Lars is head of Danish Center for Health Care Improvements (DCHI), which is an interdisciplinary research center established in 2011 in cooperation between The Faculties of Social Sciences and Health Sciences and the North Denmark Region.
He has a long track record in health economic evaluations (i.e. analyses of 'value for money'), health technology assessments (HTAs), budget impact analysis, and outcomes research (including patient reported outcome measures (PROM)).
LHE has been a member of the Swedish Research Council (Forte) 2012-16, and member of advisory boards for Danish Medicines Agency, Danish Health Authority, and Danish Competition and Consumer Authority, 2013-17.
He is currently board member of Danish Society of Health Economics and Virtual Center for Health Informatics (VCHI).
MSc in psychology, ph..d. student
Kim Mathiasen is a PhD student at Centre for Telepsychiatry and the University of Southern Denmark with a background as a clinical psychologist. His PhD study is included in the ENTER program: BlendedCare project.
He has worked in psychiatric services in Denmark and Norway, and also with young people in student counselling. He pioneered internet based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) in Denmark, including in collaboration with DaFirm, launched the first Danish iCBT programs.
Kim lead the first Danish iCBT research project at Aarhus University Hospital in which the English iCBT program FearFighter was translated into Danish language and tested in a pilot randomized controlled trial. He lead the establishment of the first Danish large scale iCBT clinic: Internetpsykiatrien at the Centre for Telepsychiatry.
He managed the Danish trial in the EU project MasterMind in which the upscaling of iCBT was evaluated, and he is currently managing the Danish trial in the EU project E-Compared in auspices of the ENTER programme, comparing traditional CBT to a combination of online and face-to-face sessions. Kim is the coordinator of a current Danish trial site of the EU project ImpleMentAll investigating theory-based tailoring of implementation strategies for iCBT.
Furthermore, Kim was a member of the Online Committee and the Working Group for Guidelines for Online Psychology Services of the Danish Psychological Association.
MSc in psychology, ph.d. student
Stig is an authorized psychologist and currently a PhD. student at the telepsychiatric research unit, and the University of Southern Denmark.
He graduated from University of Copenhagen 1999. Professionally he started out working as a research assistant at Research center for Substance abuse, Copenhagen, doing qualitative research on long term benzodiazepine dependent patients.
He has worked with psychotherapy in different psychiatric settings: Open ward, closed ward, social psychiatry and Out-patient units. He has trained dialectical behavior therapy extensively with psychologists from University of Washington, and is a UW certified trainer of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP).
He has supervised and trained psychiatric facilities, and psychologists in behavior analysis and behaviorally oriented approaches to treatment for many years. He took initiative to start the first team of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Denmark, at Svendborg psychiatric ward. He has worked there clinically for 15 years. DBT targets treatment of suicidal and self-harming borderline patients.
Clinically: his primary focus is on the evidence based treatment of borderline personality disorder:
A: how do we bringing about improved ability to emotionally regulate in patients?
B: how do we train patient attachment repertoires through moment to moment social reinforcement?
Research wise: primary interests are:
A: monitoring the progress of psychiatric treatment through time series analysis.
B: the development of new treatment possibilities & monitoring through the use of smartphones, iPads and sensors.
Head of Department, Centre for Telepsychiatry, MSc in Anthropology
Marie is trained as an anthropologist from the University of Copenhagen (2008) and has worked for the Centre for Telepsychiatry since 2015. From August 2018 Marie is Head of Department. At Centre for Telepsychiatry Marie is responsible for the development and implementation of technology-based interventions in the Mental Health Care Services in the Region of Southern Denmark. Her role is also to identify and facilitate strategic partnerships to ensure that digital mental health technologies are developed and deployed in a way that maximizes benefits for end-users (patients and providers).
Before joining Centre for Telepsychiatry, Marie worked with the Danish Technological Institute where she did innovation projects on the use of digital technology in health and social care services.
She is highly experienced in user-driven innovation methodologies and has a long track record of working with and connecting users, healthcare providers, industry, academia and the voluntary sector. Marie developed the ENTER project and coordinated the grant proposal 2015/2016. She is part of the management of ENTER (WP 1) and overall administrative responsible for the ENTER programme.
MSc in Psychology, Research Assistant
Trine commenced her research career by working with memory formation and disturbances during her research internship at Center on Autobiographical Memory Research, Aarhus University, where she also coded qualitative questionnaires for quantitative data sets, transcribed and developed codes in culturally diverse samples.
Trine has volunteered as a counselor for women who had experiences sexual trauma, and mostly assisting people with Borderline Personality Disorder.
As a member of the ENTER program she is a research assistant working across the clinical intervention projects and especially with literature reviews, qualitative interviews of participants in the Anxiety Monitoring Study and MINI interviews for Blended Care as well as end assesments for mDiary.
MSc in Psychology, Research Assistant
Cecilie has a clinical background as psychologist and has primarily worked with psychotherapeutic treatment of anxiety, OCD and depression. She is working interdisciplinary in a psychiatric clinic in corporation with doctors and nurses in treatment of affective disorders.
As a researcher she has expertise in behavioral addictions, especially exercise addiction, eating disorders and anxiety. She is a member of the ENTER project as a research assistant working on the Anxiety Monitoring study.
Her clinical and research interests include: anxiety, eating disorders and behavioral addictions.
MMSc, Scientific Researcher
Sabrina Storgaard Sørensen is employed as a scientific researcher at the Danish Center for Healthcare Improvements (DCHI), Aalborg University, where she conducts research and teaching within health economics.
She has experience in collaborating across diverse disciplines and sectors, and with specific experience working with health sector partners. Sabrina’s main research interest is health economic evaluation, and she has particular experience within design, completion and evaluation of research studies within the field of health economics.
In her PhD, entitled “Economic evaluation of a case management intervention for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – how can patient heterogeneity be taken into account when evaluating the cost-effectiveness of a complex intervention entailing variation in service provision?”, Sabrina has evaluated the health economic consequences of offering municipality-based case management to patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Aalborg, Denmark.
Sabrina has published her scientific research in peer-reviewed international journals.
Assistant professor, ph.d.
Cathrine Elgaard Jensen, PhD, is based at the Danish Center for Healthcare Improvement, Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University. Recently, she has been awarded a PhD degree based on her academic dissertation with the title Implementing Clinical Practice Guidelines into Everyday Practice – Potentials and Pitfalls.
She has carried out an economic evaluation alongside a randomised clinical trial examining the cost-effectiveness of using a multifaceted implementation strategy to support general practitioners’ utilisation of clinical guidelines on the management of patients with low back pain. She contributes this experience the ENTER program conducting an Economic Evaluation.
In collaboration with Professor Lars Ehlers and Sabrina Storgaard Sørensen both from the Danish Center for Healthcare Improvements, she will evaluate the the cost-effectiveness of providing E Mental Health interventions for patients with mental disorders in Denmark.
Statistical consultant, ph.d.
Christian obtained his PhD. degree in chemistry from Aarhus University and has since worked with bioinformatics, statistical programming, and data analysis as a postdoc at Aarhus University Hospital. As a statistician in Region South, Christian contributes with data analysis, statistics, and experimental design to research projects. Christian’s research interests include multivariate data analysis, analysis of large data sets, and visualization of data for publications.