Programme for Health Technology, Methodology Development and Ethics

The Research Programme for Health Technology, Methodology Development and Ethics examines the relationship between health and welfare technology in practice.

The Research Programme

Personalised and sustainable health technology

Our aim is to explore the potentials of health and welfare technology to provide value, quality of life and equal opportunities for individuals. We involve the perspectives of citizens of various ages, gender and ethnicities with a specific focus on their different needs, values and vulnerabilities. We combine perspectives from the social, health and tech disciplines to create socially, ethically and environmentally sound solutions to current and future health challenges.
Health and welfare technologies have to serve human goals, values and aspirations Karin Christiansen, Head of Programme, PhD, Senior Associate Professor
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Project: ViReTrain

The ViReTrain project develops scenarios for authentic learning with Virtual Reality Devices (VR).

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Project: ABILITI

The ABILITI project investigates the ability of tele-presence robots to foster social inclusion and a sense of belonging in chronically ill children, who are unable to attend school.

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How we work

  • We analyse ethical, methodological and societal implications of existing and emerging health and welfare technologies, such as social robotics, virtual reality, and various kinds of diagnostic and personalized solutions. We cooperate closely with health professionals, national and international knowledge institutions, businesses and citizens.

  • Our programme is committed to creating timely, excellent education to the healthcare professionals of the future - in close dialogue with patients, citizens, health professionals, leaders and SMEs. We create viable solutions in cross-disciplinary teams with experienced researchers and lecturers from the health and social sciences and engineering.

  • We provide quality assessments and novel research design and methodologies for local, regional and international businesses and health institutions.

    • Ethics, genetics and bioanalytics
    • Telepresence systems, social robotics, artificial intelligence and ethics
    • Simulation in cross-disciplinary learning environments
    • Ageing, welfare technology and ethics
    • Human-technology interaction.


Portrait of Karin Christiansen.
  • Karin Christiansen

  • Head of Programme for health technology, methodology development and ethics
  • T: +45 87 55 13 18
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  • Turi Neubauer

  • Msc. Ph.d.
  • T: +45 87 55 25 11
  • Microbiology, Hygiene, Cleaning and Disinfection
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  • Iben Lovring

  • Associate Professor
  • T: +45 87 55 21 22
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Agering, Health Technology
  • Camilla Bader Breer

  • Master of Science (MSc) in Public Health
  • T: +45 87 55 20 49
  • Nursing, Personalized Medicine, Equality in Healthcare
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  • Anne Dalsgaard Due

  • Master in Nursing Science, Lecturer
  • T: +45 87 55 13 11
  • Primary care

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  • Asbjørn Thalund Binderup

  • Associate Professor, Ph.d.
  • T: +45 87 55 42 76
  • Software Engineering, Data Processing, Biomedical Engineering
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  • Mette K. F. Iversen

  • Senior Lecturer, MSC Human Nutrition
  • T: +45 87 55 26 24
  • Human Nutrition, Nutrition for Older Adults
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  • Linda Hindsgaul Mikkelsen

  • Assistant professor
  • T: +45 87 55 13 20
  • Homecare Nursing
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  • Dorte Wiwe Dürr

  • Lecturer, Associate professor MSC in health science
  • T: +45 87 55 22 42
  • Nursing, Psychiatry, Epidemiology
  • Lone Garsdal Krause-Jensen

  • Cand.scient. Senior lecturer
  • T: +45 87 55 25 26
  • Cleaning and Disinfection in Healthcare Settings
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  • Vivi Friis Søgaard

  • Associate Professor
  • T: +45 87 55 21 13
  • Social Robots, Telepresence Technologies, Parenthood
  • Naja Benigna Kruse

  • Ergoterapeut, Lektor, Master of Science (MSc) in Health (OT)
  • Health and Everyday Technology, Social Robots, Rehabilitation Interventions
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Portrait of Jette Henriksen.
  • Jette Hellegaard Henriksen

  • Associate Professor, PhD
  • T: +45 87 55 22 63
  • Dignity in Elderly Care Simulation-Based Learning, Newly Graduated Nurses Transition to Work
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  • Christine Tram Widmer

  • Associated Professor in Nursing Education, RN, MSN
  • T: +45 87 55 20 84
  • Virtual Reality Training in Healthcare Professions, Simulation-based Teaching, Emergency Nursing Care
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  • Mette Bønløkke

  • Coordinator of Education Associate Professor, MPH
  • T: + 45 87 55 21 14
  • Intercultural competence development, Information literacy development, Public health