Vibeke Brix Christensen

Consultant, Department of Paediatric Surgery at Rigshospitalet

Vibeke Brix Christensen has a PhD and a higher doctoral degree from Odense University Hospital and Aarhus University Hospital, respectively.

She is 46 and is a consultant at BørneUngeKlinikken and the Department of Paediatric Surgery at Rigshospitalet. She is also affiliated assistant professor at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen.

In 2002, Vibeke Brix Christensen was stationed as an anaesthesiologist in Magburaka, Sierra Leone where she was part of surgical team for six months. In 2005, she was in Afghanistan and in 2005/6 in Dafur, Sudan, where she practiced general medicine.

Vibeke Brix Christensen has a great interest in the nutritional state of children. She has taken the initiative to a nutrition project in Burkina Faso (www.treatfood.org) together with nutrition scientists from the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen.

Vibeke Brix Christensen has been on the board in Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Denmark. She is still affiliated with MSF and is the medical responsible for Treatfood in MSF Denmark.