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Astrid Pernille Jespersen

Astrid Pernille Jespersen

Associate Professor

CV for Astrid Pernille Jespersen,  Associate professor, MA, PhD

 

Education and Training:

1999:             MA, European Ethnology. Awarded Gold medal of the University of Copenhagen

2008:             PhD from the University of Copenhagen: Ph.D. dissertation on General Practice, the Consultation process and the Concept of Commitment

 

Parental leave:

May 1st 2002 – January 24th 2003; September 5th 2005 – September 1st 2006

 

Academic Positions:

2013- :          Head of Copenhagen Centre for Health Research in the Humanities at the Saxo-institute, UCPH

2011- :          Associate professor (tenure), the Ethnology Department, Saxo-institute, UCPH

2009-2011:   Assistant professor, the Ethnology Department, Saxo-institute, UCPH

2008:             Assistant professor at the Centre for Design Research and The Danish Design School on the project: Mediating Fashion (5½ months full time)

 

Funding:

2017:             Det gode seniorliv. 200.000 DKK, Esbjerg Kommune.

2017:             Grant for housing visiting, adjunct professor Stanley Ulijaszek, University of Oxford. Nordea-fonden.

2016-2017:   Brudflader og samspil. 80.000 DKK, Ishøj Kommune.

2016-2018:   Food Waste in Denmark and Sweden, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowships, Sebastian Abrahamsson. Supervisor: Astrid Jespersen. 212.000 Euro

2015- :          WP-leader and member of the steering committee in COUNTERSTRIKE, funded by the Innovation-Fund Denmark 15,6 mil. dkr. (2,1 mil. Euro)

2015:             Appetit på maden. 250.000 DKK, Københavns Kommune.

2013-2018:   PI/Theme leader in the cross-disciplinary and cross-faculty Center for Healthy Aging, funded by Nordea-fonden (2009-2018), 300 mil. dkr. (40,2 mil. Euro). Member of the steering committee

2013-2017:   UCPH 2016-funding for the interdisciplinary and interfaculty project GO: Governing Obesity, 33 mil. dkr. (4,42 mil. Euro). WP-leader and member of the steering committee.

2013-2017:   PI of the UCPH 2016-funding for the interdisciplinary and interfaculty project CALM: Counteracting Age-related loss of Muscle Mass, 19,6 mil. dkr. (2,63 mil. Euro).

 

Selected Activities:

2018- :          Chair of the scientific advisory board at the Velux Foundation funded project AgeArc.

2017-2021:   HumanImpact. Senior researcher and post.doc.-host, funded by Industriens Fond,

2017:             Visiting Research Fellow at Institute Paul Bocuse, Lyon, France

2016:             Research Management at UCPH – A leadership course

2014- :          Appointed member of the steering committee at the interfaculty UCPH platform on Lifestyle, Obesity and Metabolism

2014- :          Reviewer: the Faeroese Research Council; Journals: Social Science and Medicine; Sociology of Health and Illness Kulturstudier; Køn & Kultur; Ethnologia Scandinavica 

2012-:            Appointed member of the research committee at the Saxo-Institute

2012:             Research Management Course at CBS-SIMI Executive

2011:             Visiting Research Fellow at CRESC, Open University, UK

2010- :          Research participant in the research alliance Performing temporary spaces for user driven innovation (TempoS) funded by the Danish Strategic Research Council

2009-2013:   Research participant in the Centre for Healthy Aging (CEHA) and the UNIK initiative on a multidisciplinary project on obesity and exercise (FINE)

 

Teaching and Supervision:

Teaching experience on all levels from BA to PhD, both in Danish and English. Primarily Theoretical, Methodological and Cultural Analytical courses, but also courses on health related issues as well as courses in Museology. Teaching experience from the University of Copenhagen (Ethnology and Public Health) and Aarhus University (Museology and Master of Humanity and Health).

Supervision of bachelor and master theses. Experience with PhD supervision (1 ongoing, 3 completed) and mentoring of postdocs (9 in total).

Editorial Experiences:

2017:             Guest Editor on a special issue of Academic Quarter: Network

2017:             Editor of Kulturvidenskab som refleksiv praksis – etnologiske perspektiver på individ og fællesskab, kultur og historie, Hans Reitzels Forlag

2012:             Editor on a special issue of Kulturstudier (2012/2): Skrald

2011:             Editor on a special issue of Kulturstudier (2011/2): KrObjekt. Temanummer af Kulturstudier om krop, sundhed og sygdom

2012:             Guest Editor on a special issue of Science & Technology Studies: Cultural Analysis as Intervention

2010 - 2013: Member of the editorial board of Kulturstudier (International, peer-reviewed journal)

2010:             Editor of Kulturelle processer i Europa, Museum Tusculanums Forlag

2006:             Editor of Verden Over. En introduktion til stats- og livsformsteorien og dens aktuelle anvendelse i etnologien, Museum Tusculanums Forlag

 

Network:

Member of the Mandag Morgen network: Nye veje i forebyggelse. Member of the management committee in COST Action: Personalized Nutrition in aging society: redox control of major age-related diseases; Member of the Health, Humanity & Culture Group at Aarhus University, Denmark; Member of the Danish Association for Science and Technology Studies; Member of EASST (European Association for Science and Technology Studies); Member of SIEF (Societé International Ethnologie et Folkloristique)

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