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PhD student counselling

The PhD student counsellor is a service provided to both the PhD student and the supervisors at the Graduate School of Health. The service covers PhD students who experience unsolved problems related to their PhD studies and supervisors who wish to discuss a dilemma or a specific case regarding their supervision.

The PhD student counsellor, professor emerita Ebba Nexø, is an experienced researcher with long lasting supervisor experience. She can offer you a meeting in order to discuss and possibly find a solution to your problems.

All discussions are confidential, and you are guaranteed anonymity.

Especially for PhD students:

You are advised to contact Ebba Nexo if you experience:

  • A problem related to your PhD study that remains unsolved after discussions with your supervisor and/or the PhD partner at the Graduate School of Health.
  • A problem related to your PhD study where you want to reach out for a discussion with a “third party”.

How to arrange for a meeting with the PhD student counsellor:

Ship a mail to Ebba Nexo: enexo@clin.au.dk. She will then get in touch with you to set up a meeting.

What PhD student counselling cannot do:

The PhD student counsellor primarily focuses on process-related topics and is not an alternative to academic supervision. 

The student counsellor does not deal with administrative issues such as enrolment, financing, PhD plans, submission of dissertations, PhD courses etc.
Instead you should contact the PhD administration.

If your experience inappropriate or abusive behaviour from other students/colleagues you are welcome to contact the PhD administration.

PhD student counsellor

Ebba Nexø

Professor Emeritus

Successful supervision

Get advice on how supervisors and PhD students can collaborate to ensure a successful supervision process.