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Personal profile


Personal information

I was born 20. May 1954 in Aalborg, Denmark.

I am a Danish citizen. I speak Danish and English (fluency in writing and speaking).


1990        Ph.D. in Computer Science, Roskilde University, Denmark.

1983        Master of Science in Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, DK;

                minor subject: Sociology


Academic Positions

1995       Visiting researcher at Work Practice and Technology, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center 

1993-      Associate Professor, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, Denmark

1986-93   Assistant Professor (1989-1993), PhD Candidate (1986-1989),

               Computer Science, Roskilde University, Denmark.

1985-86   Project Manager, Dansk Edb Regnecentrum, Copenhagen, Denmark

1983-85   Computer Scientist, Dansk Datamatik Center, Copenhagen, Denmark


Research Areas

Information Systems, Participatory Design, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, and Healthcare IT



Management and Academic Services

2014-15   Head of Studies Computer Science and Informatics

2009-15   Head of Doctoral School, Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University

2008-11   Editorial Board, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems; Editor-in-Chief 2011

2008-10   Member of the Management Group of the "Danish Research School for Information Systems" (DaRSIS)

2004-07   Member of the Steering Committee for the HIT research project (4-year research project funded by the "Programkomiteen for Nanovidenskab og -teknologi, Bioteknologi og IT").

2003-05   Project manager "RUC-online"; a research initiative supported by Roskilde University.

2002-08   Director of Studies, Computer Science, Informatics and Interdisciplinary IT Development

2001-18   Head of PhD Programme in Information Technology

2000-03   Member of the Steering Committee for the DIWA research project (4-year research project with a 7 mio. DKK research grant from the interdisciplinary research program in "Informationsteknologi" (total budget: 15 mio. DKK.)

2000-07   Member of the Steering Committee for the regional Ph.D. program "Design and Management of Information Technology" (DMIT).

1997-99   Member of the Steering Committee for the research project "MUST" (3 year research project with a 3 mio. DKK grant from the Danish National Center for IT Research)

1997        Chairman of the RUC/Computer Science Education Evaluation Group.

1993-97   Head of the Computer Science Section, Roskilde University, Denmark.


  • Computer science, IT
  • User centred systems design
  • User participation
  • Design and use in organizational relation
  • Preliminary study
  • Groupware technology
  • Information systems
  • IS design
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • Participatory design
  • Software engineering