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Research interests

  • Dietary intake
  • Single nutrients such as iodine and vitamin D
  • Environmental contaminants
  • Pregnant women


The involvement is mainly in the Master of Health Science programme and includes, apart from being the course manager, teaching, supervising and examination. The content of the courses covers the following subjects: introduction to quantitative methods, basic statistics, health research conducted in the Faroes, and health science with aspects of social science and culture included in the course content. In addition several master students have completed their thesis under my supervision 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Northern Norway Mother-and-Child Contaminant Cohort Study, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway

May 2008Mar 2016

Master, Dietary survey with pregnant women from the Faroe Islands during their third trimester, Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden

Sept 2001May 2005

Bachelor, Midwife, School of midwifery, dep. Aalborg, Denmark

Oct 1990Sept 1993

External positions

Development and Cooperation committee - menber, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of the Faroe Islands

Sept 2015Sept 2019

Member of the Research Committee, representing the Surgical Centre, The National Hospital of the Faroe Islands

May 2014Jul 2015


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