Søren (PT, MSc, PhD) has vast research experience within the field of exercise, chronic conditions and multimorbidity. His main interest is to advance clinical care of people with chronic conditions through evidence-based prevention and treatment developed, evaluated and implemented in a close, interprofessional collaboration between patients, clinicians and other stakeholders.
Lars is a researcher and physiotherapist with skills in physical activity and complex exercise-based rehabilitation interventions after chronical diseases with particular knowledge within cardiac rehabilitation. A special expertise of his is the use of alternative delivery models and the organization of clinical rehabilitation. Lars serves as Deputy Manager n PROgrez and co-leads the Exercise First research program
Charlotte holds a background as a nurse, educator, and leader. After defending the PhD. about lived experiences of cardiac patients during rehabilitation participation (2015), she has developed rehabilitation, palliation, and other programs to enhance health care, following what is essential to people to achieve satisfactory activity and well-being in everyday life with illness. Charlotte carries the position of research leader of NSR hospitals.
Malene has a background as a nurse, researcher and head of nursing research. After her Ph.D., which investigated how 'peace and quietness' has an impact on patients suffering from neurological diseases (2017), Malene has investigated the significance of the environment for people admitted to hospital. Malene has designed, developed and evaluated studies, which are based on clinical interventions, and which have aimed to put patients' perspectives into play in relation to the meaning of 'Quietness' and 'Spaces' in connection with illness. Malene is research-wise interested in how environments invites (in)activity and strives to produce research-based knowledge about 'movingness' in an existential sense. Malene is employed as an associate professor, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, and has the last 10 years academic work experience from Region Zealand.
Pætur is a physiotherapist by background. He has a PhD in exercise and muscle function and physical function testing in knee osteoarthritis. In his current employment as postdoc, he leads projects in both tele-rehabilitation for knee osteoarthritis and exercise and education as first-line treatment following traumatic knee injuries.
Madalina is an enthusiastic health psychologist with interests that span from intervention development, behavior change, self-management support, persistent pain, mindfulness-based therapies, and mixed-method research. Her current work as a Postdoc at University of Southern Denmark is within the MOBILIZE project that centers on developing and evaluating an intervention based on exercise and self-management for people living with multiple chronic conditions.
In his PhD project, Alessio found that exercise does not harm knee joint cartilage nor trigger inflammation in people with knee osteoarthritis. Alessio also worked at University of Aberdeen (Scotland) to improve the design, conduct and reporting of behavioural randomised controlled trials.
Karen is a physiotherapist, has a PhD degree in physiotherapy for patients with asthma, and now does research in implementing breathing exercises delivered by physiotherapists in Region Zealand, Denmark. Further, she practices clinically at Naestved Hospital treating patients with multimorbidity, lung diseases or oncological diseases.
Stine is a qualitative researcher with a BSc in nursing, MSc in Public health and a PhD in clinical research. Her research aims to centralize the patients’ voices in clinical research and strengthen meaningful health interventions by integrating everyday-life perspective into treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care for people with chronic illness.
Ditte researches the contexts of the patient's course across disciplines and sectors. In particular, she focuses on health professionals' communication and cooperation on patient transitions from one sector to another. She works with an action research approach and uses qualitative research methods in particular. Both health professionals and patients, and relatives participate in the research processes
Camma has a background as a physiotherapist with a master degree in physiotherapy and a ph.d. degree within the cause for development of running-related injuries. Now she is in a post.doc position investigating treatment strategies for meniscal tears among young adults between 18-40 years.
Svetlana, Ph.d. and MSc, occupational therapist. Svetlana is a occupational therapist and researcher at the department of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy at Naestved, Slagelse and Ringsted Hospitals (The PROgrez Research Unit), and the Department of Public Health at the University of Southern Denmark. Svetlana is investigating in how human occupations impact lifestyle, health, and well-being.
Lars Bo has a BSc. in physiotherapy from University College Zealand (2003) and a MSc. in Sports Science from Copenhagen University (2014). Since January 2020 Lars Bo has been doing a Phd where he investigates physical activity patterns among people with multimorbidity.
Graziella has a degree in health science and work experience within the research field of rehabilitation, physical activity, and chronic conditions. Graziella is now a PhD student and focuses on digital health, physical activity, chronic conditions, and multimorbidity.
Troels has a masters degree in Sport Science from Aarhus University and is currently undertaking his PhD studies in exercise regimens for people with hip osteoarthritis. His studies are to investigate optimal delevery and type of exercise when applying "exercise as medicine" in this population.
Astrid graduated as a doctor from Copenhagen University in 2014 and has a master in Tropical and Infectious Diseases from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She has worked clinically in anesthesiology, internal- and general medicine and has an interest in patient focused interdisciplinary medicine.
Sofie has a master’s degree in physiotherapy and is now employed as a ph.d.-student at PROgrez and the University of Southern Denmark. Sofie has through her work in clinical practice obtained a special interest of physical activity and individuals with chronic diseases, which she will focus on in her ph.d.
Sisse is a midwife with international experience from Denmark, Australia and Norway. She holds a masters degree in Health Sciences - Midwifery from University of Southern Denmark. Her main area of expertise is breastfeeding and she is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Within research her areas of interest are patient safety and quality in health care.
Mette has a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and work as a senior lecturer at University College Absalon. For many years, Mette been focusing on a meaningful everyday life among people with chronic or life-threatening illness. The PhD project is regarding everyday life, physical activity and patient education among people with type 2 diabetes in Region Zealand.
Mette works as a research assistant across several projects. She primarily works with handling of practical, administrative and coordinating tasks in relation to the various projects, including co-responsibility for the overall planning of trials or interventions.
Mette holds two master’s degrees in international business communication and physiotherapy and helps researchers design, monitor, and collect accurate data from clinical trials.
Eva holds a master's degree within the field of cultural studies and dissemination. She is responsible for PROgrez' social media and communication strategy. Eva does graphical assistence for the researchers, webadmin and other content creation and management. Eva is also responsible for the research unit's podcast production.
Jonas has a master's degree in physiotherapy and works as a research assistant at PROgrez and contributes across several projects with practical tasks, literature search, data processing, etc. He has previous experience with dementia patients and health economics. Jonas works part-time as a physiotherapist at Slagelse Hospital's emergency department.
Anna previously worked 5 years as a physiotherapist at a private clinic. Now she is conducting a 1-year research project concerning multimorbid patients within the private physiotherapy field. Focusing on the physiotherapist’s perception, assessment and treatment strategy when treating these patients, and the multimorbid patient’s expectations, barriers and needs when receiving treatment.