The PhD Committee

The PhD committee plays an advisory role to the graduate school management. The PhD committee consists of seven representatives from the academic staff (VIPs) and six PhD students from Health who are elected by and among the academic staff and the PhD students at Health, respectively.

In accordance with the Danish University Act, the committee has the following responsibilities:

  • To make a recommendation to the dean for the appointment of a chair from among the PhD committee’s academic staff and a vice-chair, if applicable, from among the PhD committee’s students.
  • To make a recommendation to the dean about the composition of members of the assessment committee.
  • To approve PhD courses.
  • To prepare proposals for internal guidelines for the graduate school, including PhD guidance, to the Head of the Graduate School.
  • To make statements about the evaluation of the PhD programmes and guidance to the head of the graduate school.
  • To approve applications for credits and exemptions.
  • To make statements relating to the area of the committee in all matters of importance regarding the PhD programmes and guidance presented to the committee by the dean or the person authorised by the dean.

In addition, the PhD committee’s academic staff representatives make recommendations to the Head of the Graduate School about approving the enrolment of PhD students.

Members

Academic staff

Chair

Christian Kanstrup Holm, Associate professor, Department of Biomedicine - Forskning og uddannelse, Øst

Birgitte Mønster Christensen, Associate professor, Department of Biomedicine - Forskning og uddannelse, Syd
Cai Grau, Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine - The Department of Oncology
Anne-Mette Hvas, Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine - Department of clinical biochemistry
Ole Ingemann Hansen, Deputy State-Appointed Forensic Pathologist, Department of Forensic Medicine - Retspatologisk
Lise-Lotte Kirkevang, Associate professor, Department of Dentistry and Oral Health - Department of Oral Radiology
Verner Møller, Professor, Department of Public Health - Sport Science

PhD students

Vice-chair

Nichlas Riise Jespersen, PhD Student, Department of Clinical Medicine - The Department of Cardiological Medicine B

Linn Håkonsen Arendt, PhD Student, Department of Public Health - Department of Epidemiology
Andreas Halgreen Eiset, PhD Student, Department of Public Health - Department of Health Services Research
Rasmus Pihl, PhD Fellow, Department of Biomedicine - Forskning og uddannelse, Øst
Karthiga Thavachelvam, PhD Student, Department of Biomedicine - Forskning og uddannelse, Øst
Cecilie Nørby Thisted, PhD Fellow, Department of Public Health - Department of Science in Nursing

Observers

Helene Wiggers Nørrelund, Head of Graduate School, HE Administrative Centre - HE PhD Administration
Lise Terkildsen, Division Manager, HE Administrative Centre - HE PhD Administration