Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Aims and objectives

Mental Health Center Ballerup is one of the major psychiatric treatment units in the Capital Region of Denmark. We conduct research within three research areas:

  • Transcultural psychiatry
  • Eating disorders
  • Recovery processes

The overall ambition is to improve the treatment for our patients through internationally recognised research.  

Focus areas

Transcultural psychiatry: How to provide effective treatment for trauma-affected refugees and to study the influence of cultural factors on the development, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness in migrants.

Eating Disorders: Clinical and biomarker research to increase our understanding of the pathophysiology of Eating Disorders, and improve prognosis, increase the response to treatment, and identify molecular targets for treatment. 

Recovery processes: To develop evidence based methods to improve the patients individual recovery processes, and investigate how integration of patient perspectives can improve the clinical practice.    


Disciplines, methods and tools


  • Clinical research
  • Qualitative research
  • Basic research

Methods and tools:

  • Randomized clinical trials
  • Longitudinal follow-up-studies
  • Register based research
  • Qualitative interviews
  • Biomarker trials



Useful links

Our research within transcultural psychiatry
Our research within eating disorders
Our research within recovery processes (only in danish)


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