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With its 5,000 researchers and 39,000 students, the University of Copenhagen boasts an international research and study environment and is highly ranked on the leading ranking lists of the world’s best universities. The University offers researchers and students the opportunity to develop their talent and launches ambitious interdisciplinary initiatives to support its strong academic communities. Through research-based teaching – and by involving them in research – students are equipped to address society’s challenges and needs.

Anna Thit Johnsen

Anna Thit Johnsen is a researcher in psychooncology and palliative care, and is Associate Professor at Department of Psychology, The University of Southern Denmark. She graduated from Copenhagen University in 2002 and received her PhD degree from the same place in 2008. While doing her PhD and her postdoc she was employed at Department of Palliative Care, Bispebjerg Hospital.

Anna has more than 40 peer-reviewed international journal papers. She has been engaged in a number of intervention projects with the aim of improving quality of life and care for patients with cancer. She is skilled in the process of developing questionnaires and involving patients and the public in research.

In 2019 Anna became part of the DIAdIC Team form Denmark.

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Mogen Groenvold

Mogens Groenvold, MD, PhD, DSci, is Professor of Palliative Care and Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO’s) at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, where he mainly teaches questionnaire methodology. He is consultant and leads the Palliative Care Research Unit established in 1998 at Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen.

Mogens’ research focuses on the development and application of PRO’s in palliative care and oncology. This includes several intervention studies, the establishment of the national Danish Palliative Care Database, and international studies such the EU-funded ACTION trial of Advance Care Planning in oncology. He has been an active member of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Group since 1989, was its chair 2011-2014, and is still extensive involved in its work.

In DIAdIC, Mogens leads Work Package 5, ’Preparatory activities for and piloting the data collection’.


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Ulrik Sørensen Schmidt

Ulrik has been working on DIAdIC since the Danish recruitment of dyads begn in 2021. In the beginning, Ulrik was employed as a student assistant working with data collection. After he graduated his master in Social Work in 2022, he took over the daily management of the project in Denmark.

Ulrik has a bachelor in public health, which in combination with his master, gives him an interdisciplinary approach. He has previously worked with voluntary social work focusing on accesses to healthcare and inequality in health. The field of cancer research is (depending on when you are reading this) relatively new to Ulrik.

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