Jesper Nørgaard Kjaer (director) is resident at the Department of Psychotic Disorders at Aarhus University Hospital. He joined in January 2013. He is a member of the scientific committee of the Danish Psychiatric Association and board member of Danish Psychiatric Trainees. His research has been in epidemiological studies on borderline personality disorder. Currently, he is looking to continue working with personality disorders in clinical studies. He is also interested in finding biomarkers or other markers to improve the treatment efficacy of psychiatric illnesses. He participates in the public debate of psychiatry and contributes with a researcher’s point of view. Read more about Jesper on LinkedIn or orchid and follow him on twitter.
Clara Reece Medici is a medical doctor and has been a member of the Psychiatric Research Academy since November 2013 and co-director from January 2016-January 2018. She is very interested epidemiology, especially pharmacoepidemiology. Currently she is doing a clinical study comparing the effectiveness of typical antipsychotics with that of atypical antipsychotics in treatment of mania. Also she and Christopher Rohde are looking further into the level of anti-inflammatory markers in patients with mental illness. Her primary field of research lies within affective disorders and schizophrenia. Read more about her, her projects and her publications.
Line Amalie Hellemose is a 4th year medical student who did a research year at the National Centre for Register-based Research (NCRR). Her research focuses on the excess mortality among patients with schizophrenia, and how accidental deaths contribute to the overall mortality in this group of patients. Line Amalie has been a member of the Research Academy since December 2016.
Christopher Rohde is a 6th year medical student who did his research year at the National Centre for Register-based Research (NCRR). Here he tried to elucidate why patients with schizophrenia have an increased risk of dementia. After his research year, Christopher began to do research at Aalborg University Hospital, mainly in the field of pharmacoepidemiology, which is still the main area of interest. Also he and Clara Reece Medici are looking further into the level of anti-inflammatory markers in patients with mental illness.
Astrid Harpøth is a 5th year medical student and has had a research year at the Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit. Her research focuses on the orexinergic system which controls sleep and arousal and how both traditional and novel treatments affect the system and behavior in a rat model of depression. Astrid has been a member of the research academy since December 2015.
Amalie Bach Dybdal is a 5th year medical student. She is interested in various psychiatric subjects and is currently working on a case report regarding treatment of patients with somatoform disorders. Hopefully she will soon be joining a project concerning psychiatric emergency service . She has been a member of Psychiatric Research Academy since December 2016.
Klara Frederikke Koue Rydahl is a 4th year medical student. Her main interest is affective disorders and she is currently working on a project concerning the effects of social media usage on people with manic and depressive episodes. Klara has been a member of the academy since November 2017.
Louis Gammelgaard Jensen: I’m a 3rd year statistics student with some experience in medical engineering. Currently developing a skillset in medical biostatistics through my role as statistical advisor and analyst. Interests span widely, but are mainly related to treatment/effect analysis. I’ve been a member of the Psychiatric Research Academy since December 2015.
Christina Blanner Kristiansen is a resident and phd-student at Psychiatric Research Department at Odense University Hospital. She has been a member of the Aarhus Academy since September 2013, but moved to Odense from 2016. In her Phd she is studying widowhood in old age and mortality and adverse health effects and is particularly interested in epidemiology and doing mixed methods studies.
Mikkel Højlund is a medical doctor and research associate at the Department of Psychiatry in Aabenraa. Mikkel has been a member of the Psychiatric Research Academy since September 2015, and is currently working on projects documenting the utilization of antipsychotic drugs. During his years in medical school, he has worked on other psychopharmacological projects on young persons with schizophrenia in treatment at outpatient clinics, and the use of medication during efforts to reduce restraint in psychiatric wards. Read about his work here.
Christina Elise Holm-Larsen is a 6th year medical student from the University of Southern Denmark, and has been a member of the Psychiatric Research Academy since September 2017. She has completed an undergraduate research project investigating the effects of postpartum depression and intimate partner violence during pregnancy on breastfeeding habits and child growth. Currently she is working on a systematic review of cardiovascular risks related to hormone treatment of transgender individuals.
Morten Bækgaard Thorsen is a 5th year medical student, who has been part of the Psychiatric Research Academy since summer 2015. He is currently doing a research year, where he is investigating the neurobiology of autism spectrum disorders in a case-control study, with a focus on oxidative stress. His main interests is etiology and psychotherapy.
Helena Sandgreen is a 4th year medical student from the university of Southern Denmark, who has been a member of psychiatric research academy since summer 2017. She is the web editor of the Odense department of the psychiatric research academy. Currently she works with the bibliometrics in psychiatric department in the Region of Southern Denmark with Alexander Koch.
Alexander Lind Koch-Pedersen is a 5th year medical student at University of Southern Denmark. Member of the Psychiatric Research Academy since spring 2017. Currently looking into the possibilities of investigating the role of Oxytocin in psychiatric disorders. Main interests are in etiology and neurobiology. He is Attending the EPA with “Measuring the development of a psychiatric department by means of bibliometrics”.
Frederikke Kjerulff Madsen is a 6th year medical student from University of Southern Denmark. She has been part of the Psychiatric Research Academy since September 2017 and has a special interest in women’s health. She is currently working on a few different projects including papers on cognitive impairment prior to exams, cardiovascular risk in transgender women and differences in postpartum depression between high-, middle-, and low-income countries.
Nadia Rønn Nørgaard is a 4th year psychology student, who has been part of the Psychiatric Research Academy since the beginning of 2018. She is currently doing a research year, where she is investigating the effects of a telepsyciatric treatment on social, behavioral and communicative problems in young children with autism spectrum disorders. She will be presenting the RTC study ‘Psychiatric Live Animotion Intervention’ at the NCP conference in Iceland and at the NordCAP conference in Finland this summer.
Julie Eg Frøkjær is a medical doctor and has been a member og the Psychiatric Research Academy since March 2016. She has a special interest in Children and Adolescent Psychiatry and is currently working on a validation study at the Department of Research, Child- and Adolescent Psychiatry Odense.
Ida Margrethe Nielsen is a medical student and has been a member og the Psychiatric Research Academy since September 2017. She has a special interest in Children and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is currently working on a few different projects including body dysmorphic disorder.
Peter Næsborg Schøler is a medical student currently doing a pre-graduate research year in the Department of Clinical Alcohol Research at the University of Southern Denmark. The current project analyses treatment effects of different alcohol use disorder treatment plans, in respect to individual craving patterns and clinical profiles of the participants.
Peter has been a member of the Psychiatric Research Academy since september 2017.
Adam Felix Kemp is a medical student from University of Southern Denmark. He has been a member of the Psychiatric Research Academy since September 2017. He is currently doing a project on predictors of hospitalization and duration of hospitalization among adolescents with eating disorders.
Previous members: Jeppe Henriksen, Anja Friis Elliot, Christian Kirkedal, Niels Okkels, Johanne Sofie Kodal, Troels Schmidt, Christina Power Sjo, Tanya Høyberg, Anette Juel Kynde, Linda Marie Kai, Louise Jakobsen, Rune Stevnhøj, Mette Vinther Hansen, Niklas Worm Andersson, Rasmus Beyer Mogensen, Pernille Jul Østergaard, Butrin Morina, Inge Bech, Mette Lea Mortensen, Jan Walter Dhillon Shanmuganathan, Louise Feldvoss Harboe, Anne Sofie Lundberg, Frederik Ahlers, Anna Sophie Okkels, Julia Midtgaard, Mikkel Sneftrup Knudsen, Stine Søndergård, Signe Skafte Beck Clausen, Cecilie Kamuk Esbensen, Anne-Katrine Forsberg Bundgaard.