I have worked within the surgical specialty for many years focusing on e.g., interdisciplinary collaboration, enhanced recovery after surgery and structured nursing interventions. Furthermore, I have more than 10 years of experience with pre- and postgraduate teaching as well as quality improvements of nursing interventions. I find it very satisfactory and important to work interdisciplinary in clinical practice and in research. In my research, I focus on the patients’ perspectives on outcomes after treatment.


Clinicial Nurse Specialist, PhD, Dept. of Surgery

2017- 2020


Ph.d.-student University of Copenhagen

Research Nurse, Dept. of Gastroenterology, Herlev Gentofte Hospital, and Abdominalcenter, Rigshospitalet. 


Clinical Nurse Specialist, Digestive Disease Center, Bispebjerg Hospital.


Clinical Supervisor for Nursing Students, Digestive Disease Center, Bispebjerg Hospital.


Nurse Specialist, Digestive Disease Center, Bispebjerg Hospital


Digestive Disease Center, Bispebjerg Hospital


Department of Gastroenterology, Herlev Hospital


Intensive Care, Foerde Sentral Sykehus, Norway


Dept. of Abdominal surgery, Aalborg University Hospital


Department of Transplantation, Rikshospitalet Oslo, Norway

2020 PhD, University of Copenhagen

Dissertation: Parastomal bulging- patients’ symptoms, health-related quality of life and course of surgical treatment. University of Copenhagen. May 2020

2012 Master of Health Science, University of Copenhagen

1997 Adult teacher, Blaagaard Seminarium

1989 Graduated as Nurse, Aalborg Nursing School

2019 Cancer symptom science and symptom management research

2018 Register-based epidemiology research

2018 Questionnaires in clinical and public health research

2017 Analysis of correlated and repeated measurement

2017 Introduction to scale validation

2017 Use of SAS statistical software

2016 Datahåndtering i sundhedssektoren

2013 Epidemiologi og biostatistik

My main research area is patients’ perspectives on outcomes after colorectal surgery. To improve outcomes it is important that professionals investigate and understand the patients’ perspectives on their situation after treatment. My research focus on patients’ experiences of symptoms, late complications and health-related quality of life following treatment. Key area for my research is parastomal bulging that is a frequent late complication in relation to a stoma.

In total 24 oral presentations in Denmark, Germany, Norway and New Zealand at conferences for nurses and surgeons.

Invited speaker at e.g., Mattu, London. Parastomal Hernia Conference (Nov 2021); International joint European and American Hernia Societies Congress (Oct 2021), Sundhedsfaglig Festival 2021, Region Zealand and Landskursus ved fagligt Selskab for Sygeplejersker i Stomiplejen.

Presentation for patients at the Annual meeting in Danish Ostomy Association 2018.

2 masters students, finalized (2021)

1 PhD student, (2022 – )


Colorectal Disease, Ugeskrift for læger


Public Health, Colorectal Disease, BMJ Open Gastroenterology, BMC Cancer, Nursing Open

Steering board for the Danish Hernia Database

European Hernia Society

Fagligt selskab for sygeplejersker der arbejder med udvikling og forskning (FS32)

Faglig sammenslutning for sygeplejersker beskæftiget med pleje af patienter med stomi (FS22)

Clinical guidelines for the management of treatment-related sequelae following colorectal cancer. DCCG National Guideline 2022 (published)

EHS Rapid Guideline 2022 on Parastomal hernia prevention. Member of the international group preparing the guideline.  

National guideline for follow-up for patients with a stoma. Supervisor for the group of stoma care nurses preparing the guideline 2021-2023.

Establishment of a DCCC-group network for health professionals working within the field of late effects after cancer treatment.

Other publications

  • Living with a parastomal bulge – the patients’ perspective. Coloplast Newsletter, fall 2018.
  • Buledannelse ved tyktarm- og tyndtarmsstomi. Danish Ostomy Association Magazine, COPA 6/2018.
  • Bliv klogere på brok. Stomi Information, Coloplast 1/2018

Research keywords

#Symptoms #health-related quality of life #complications after surgery #patient’s perspectives