People

 

Born November 5th 1975, Glostrup, Denmark

 

Current position

Professor, CFIN, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University

 

Work address

Nørrebrogade 44, building 10G, Denmark

 

Education

2003 Ph.D. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Aarhus

2000 MA Psychology, University of Copenhagen

1998 BA Psychology, University of Copenhagen

 

Employment history

2012-   Professor, CFIN, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University

2011- 2015      Professor MSO, Dept. of Psychology and Communication, Aalborg University

2007 – 2012     Associate professor, CFIN, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University

2005 – 2012     Senior research fellow, Hammel Neurorehabilitation and Research Unit

2005    Post Doc, Hammel Neurorehabilitation and Research Unit

2003 – 2005    Post Doc, CFIN, Dept. of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University

2001    Visiting researcher, University of Arizona, USA

2000-2003       Ph.D. student, Dept. of Psychology, Aarhus University

1997-2000       Teaching assistant, Dept. of Psychology, University of Copenhagen

 

Shorter research stays (ca 1 month) at CUNY, New York (2011) and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (2012)

 

Major grants (>1 Mio DKr)

2012              Grant from The Danish Council for Independent Research (FKK) for the project “Phenomenal consciousness and cognitive motor control” (6.3 Mio DKr)

2010              Grant from The Danish Council for Independent Research (FKK) for the project “Intentional action, attention to objects, and working memory” (7.8 Mio DKr)

2010              The “Starting Grant” from The European Research Council – the MindRehab project (12.5 Mio DKr)

2007              Grant from the European Commission – FP6-NEST-PATHFINDER, the MindBridge project (14.5 Mio DKr)

2007              Grant from the European Commission – FP6-NEST-PATHFINDER, the MINET project (1.8 mio DKr)

2003    Grant from Carlsberg Foundation

 

Several minor grants (<1 Mio DKr) from e.g. Karen Elise Jensen Foundation, The Fetzer Institute, University of Arizona, The Danish Council for Independent Research (FSS)

 

Scientific Awards and honours

2015              Honorary Professor, Aalborg University

2015              Young Scientist Award from World Economic Forum (given to the world’s top 40 scientists among all disciplines less than 40 years old)

2014              Young Scientist Award from World Economic Forum (given to the world’s top 40 scientists among all disciplines less than 40 years old)

2013              Award from “Savværksejer Jeppe Juhl og hustru Ovita Juhl’s Mindelegat”

1999              Silver medal, University of Copenhagen

 

 

Research leadership

2012    Co-founder of Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Aalborg University

2010 – 2015    Coordinator of the ERC MindRehab project

2007-2011    Member of the Management Committee for EU COST-action ”Consciousness: A transdisciplinary, integrated approach”

2007-            Founder and head of Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU)

2007- 2010   Coordinator of the EU NEST-PATHFINDER initiative MindBridge (more than 30 scientists involved; 141 scientific publications)

2005-2010    Founder and head of Neuropsychological Laboratory, Hammel Neurorehabilitation and Research Center

2001-2006       Founder and coordinator of Nordic Network for Consciousness Studies

 

Memberships of boards and steering groups

2013-   Member of the Young Academy of Europe

2013-   Board member of Danish Neuroscience Center, Aarhus University Hospital

2011 –  CFIN/MindLab board member

 

Supervision:

2005-: 5 Post Docs, 13 Ph.D. students, >70 masters students and student research projects.

 

Editorial and reviewing commitments

2015-            Series editor for the book series Current Issues in Consciousness Research, Psychology Press

2014-   Chief editor for Frontiers in Psychology: Consciousness Research

2010-2014       Associate editor for Frontiers in Psychology: Consciousness Research

2002-2007       Editorial board member for Science and Consciousness Reviews

 

Ad hoc reviewer for a large number of scientific journals, including high impact journals e.g. The Lancet and The Lancet Neurology

 

Panel member for Academy of Finland (2015), Scientific Expert for The National Research Agency of France (2015) and The Paris Institute of Advanced Studies (2015). Grant application reviewer for The National Science Centre Poland (2015). The Netherland Organisation for Scientific Research (2013), and The Research Grants Council Hong Kong (2010)

 

External referee for 6 Ph.D. projects covering different scientific fields in Lund (Sweden), Cape Town (South Africa), Aarhus, and Copenhagen.

 

External examiner in psychology for all Danish universities (2004-2014). External examiner in neuroscience and neuroimaging, Sino-Danish University, Chinese Academy of Science (2015-)

 

 

Teaching and lectures

Founder of the Masters Programme in Neuropsychology, Aalborg University

>50 university courses in cognitive science at the psychology departments in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Aalborg. 2 courses at Dept. of Philosophy, Aarhus University

>100 public lectures on various topics in cognitive neuroscience

> 20 courses in neuropsychology for psychologists, MD’s and therapists

 

Scientific dissemination

> 20 invited presentations at international institutions, including Oxford University (2015), New York University (2011), Ecole Normale Superieure Paris (2012)

> 30 invited presentations at international conferences, including the European Conference for Visual Perception (Belgrade, 2014), Annual Meeting of the New Champions (Tianjin, 2014), XXXII European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology (Bressanone, 2013), Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (Brighton, 2012), Varieties of Human Cortical Color Perception (Vancouver, 2011)

> 80 invited presentations in Denmark including Self-Awareness (The Royal Danish Academy for Sciences and Letters, 2014), Sandbjerg Symposium (The Danish Society for Neuroscience, 2013)

 

> 100 appearances in Danish and international media including “The Evening Show” (Danish National Television) (2013), New Scientist (2011); Neurology Today (2011), Nature (2001)