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  • Universitetsvej 1, 40.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde


1995 …2021
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Personal profile


Researching and Teaching

I have been engaged in research and teaching in communication studies since 1989, and, since 1994, I have been researching and teaching within the field of communication at Roskilde University. The scope of my research and teaching has been broad, spanning the empirical fields of mediated, interpersonal, organisational, political, environmental and health communication but, with respect to theory and methods, concentrating on sociocultural approaches.            

For the past 14 years, I have specialised in approaches to communication studies that build on dialogic communication theory and poststructuralist thinking and are collaborative and practice-oriented, I have supervised many projects (including masters' dissertations and Ph.D. theses) on dialogic communication in different societal and organisational contexts. Every semester I teach a Masters' course on dialogic communication.

I co-founded the Research Group in Dialogic Communication at Roskilde University in 2011 and have been the head of the group since then. The research group has provided/provides a research environment for researchers and teachers at all stages of their careers. Crucially, our group has included, and currently include,s a large number of  Ph.D. scholars mostly doing co-funded, collaborative projects in the field of communiciation in social and health care and communication for social change. 

In the research group, we have developed an approach to dialogue and collaboration that has a dual focus on the potential of dialogue and collaboration AND the challenges that arise from their complexity. The approach theorises and analyses the tensions arising from the inevitable workings of power. I have worked with this approach in collaborative research on public engagement with science and the environment, planned communication campaigns, collaborative research processes, co-learning in education, and, in particular, patient-centred health care. 

Here is some information about two of my most recent projects:

 In 2017-2018, I carried out an action research project, toger with Michael Scheffmann-Petersen and in collaboration with the Zealand Region, designed to further develop the Zealand Region's “Active Patient Support” programme, a patient-centred health care initiative in which nurses counsel patients with chronic illnesses. 

In January 2019, I began a three-year collaborative research project with my colleague, Lisbeth Frølunde, on dance as a form of creative arts therapy in the person-centred treatment of Parkinson's disease. The project is supported by a grant from the Velux Foundation and is a collaboration between the Parkinsonsforeningen, Tivoli Ballet School and our research group at Roskilde University.


  • Communication, Journalism, Media

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Research Output 1995 2019

Blurring the boundary between reflexivity and new materialist scholarship

Phillips, L. J. & Scheffmann-Petersen, M., 14 Feb 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Inclusion and exclusion in action research on person-centred health care: A framework for cultivating the tensions in dialogue

Phillips, L. J. & Scheffmann-Petersen, M., 2019, Action Research in a Relational Perspective: Dialogue, reflexivity, power and ethics. Hersted, L., Ness, O. & Frimann, S. (eds.). Forlaget Routledge, 21 p. (Routledge Advances in Research Methods).

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Udfordringer ved at inddrage borgere og deres erfaringsbaserede viden i kollaborativ forskning

Phillips, L. J. & Frølunde, L., 28 Jan 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

"Active Patient Support" - Co-creating health care in collaboration with patients

Phillips, L. J. & Scheffmann-Petersen, M., 29 May 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Projects 2007 2021

Activities 1997 2018

Phd-internatkursus i metoder i kollaborativt samarbejde

Birgitte Ravn Olesen (Organizer), Louise Jane Phillips (Organizer), Christina Hee Pedersen (Organizer)
26 Nov 201828 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Organization Studies (Journal)

Louise Jane Phillips (Peer reviewer)
16 Apr 2013

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (External organisation)

Louise Jane Phillips (Member)
1 Jun 20138 Jul 2013

Activity: MembershipMembership in review committee

Press / Media

Luk dansen op i musik og tale

Louise Jane Phillips & Lisbeth Frølunde


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Parkinson Café på Akaciegården

Louise Jane Phillips


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Forskning - ikke i sygdom, men i kommunikation

Louise Jane Phillips


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Ny forskning i dans for Parkinson-ramte

Lisbeth Frølunde & Louise Jane Phillips


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Ny forskning i dans for Parkinson-ramte

Louise Jane Phillips & Lisbeth Frølunde


1 media contribution

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