An opening speech on space in education for ESA officials and science teachers.

PhD in Natural Sciences, MSc in Theoretical Physics, Higher National Diploma in Journalism.

Current professional duties

  • ESERO Denmark Manager – heading ESA‘s Danish education office, 2017 –
  • Project Manager/Fundraiser at the House of Natural Sciences, 2017 –
  • External Examiner; Physics and Astronomy: Science Communication, philosophy /history of science, and science didactics, 2013 –
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Hald Ege Fri- Høj- og Efterskole, May 2018 –
  • Free-lance editor and peer-reviewer, 2017 –
  • Danish delegation representative of the European Space Agency Advisory Committee on Education (on an ad hoc basis), 2017 –
  • “Expert evaluator” of EU Horizon 2020 science outreach proposals, 2017 –

Previous professional experience

I have been employed as publishing editor at Aarhus University Press, “creative idea developer & innovation- and inventions consultant” at the Danish Technological Institute, PhD scholar at the Department of Science Studies, Universities of Aarhus and Chicago, post.doc and administrative head of university science pedagogy and science communication unit at the Natural Sciences Faculty, University of Aarhus, physics teacher in Viborg and self-employed free-lance communication consultant and copy writer.

My current and previous tasks include

  • Public science talks
  • Fundraising
  • Writing (books, articles, columns, political memos, speeches)
  • Academic publishing (publishing editor)
  • EU Research Project management
  • Idea development
  • Innovation consultancy
  • Science teaching
  • Science/research communication
  • Science writing consultancy
  • IPR negotiations
  • History of science & technology research
  • Science studies, STS and philosophy & theory of science and technology lecturing
  • University pedagogy and science didactics research
  • Higher science education development
  • Journalism
  • Project management
  • Web development
  • Chief Communications Officer (CCO)
  • Communication strategy development
  • Press handling
  • Expanding research communication to international stakeholders
  • I was secretary of ICROFS’ Programme Committee in the period 2008-2010.
  • Journalistic and oral research interviews

Educational background

Trained as a theoretical physicist from the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, my bachelor’s degree was an experimental and theoretical investigation of the sonoluminescence phenonemon. Four years after my MSc degree in theoretical physics & history of science from Aarhus University, I completed a PhD in natural sciences (science studies, really) in 2004, including a research visit at the Astronomy and Astrophysics Dept., University of Chicago and the Morris Fishbein Center. In 2008, I earned a higher national diploma in journalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

Annual ESERO Manager Meeting, November 2017, Granada, Spain.

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