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Name: Dorthe Gaby Bove

Current position: Senior researcher

Bibliometrics see ORCID: 0000-0002-4407-0225



2016: PhD, University of Copenhagen

2010: Master of Health Science, Faculty of Health Science, University of Copenhagen

1993: Bachelor in Nursing, Næstved nursing school


Supplementary education

2021: University Pedagogy (UP). (Copenhagen University)

2020: Introduction to University Pedagogy (IUP) (3 ECTS). (Copenhagen University)

2018: Master module in management (10 ECTS), Master of Public Governance, (CBS).

2011: The personal leadership 1 + 2, Diploma in management, Niels Brock.


Positions of trust:

2021. Member of the Danish Nurses' Council's (DSR) national reference group regarding research.

2020/21. Member of the National Board of Health's (SST) reference regarding long-term effects of COVID-19.

2019. Member of the editorial board of the journal Nordic Nursing Research

2018. Member of the research committee under the board of the Danish Lung Association Foundation.

2017. Member of the board of the Danish Society for Nursing Research (DSSF).

2018 Appointed censor at the master’s program in Public Health Science and related programs at the KU, SDU and AU.

2013. Appointed censor at the Nursing education


Reviewer for international scientific journals: Patient Education and Counseling (PEC), TRIALs, International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.


Fund raising as principal applicant since  2016 >  2.3 mio DKK


Supervision of PhD and Master students

3 enrolled PhD students, 2 PhD students in spe (writing protocol) and 1 as external PhD assessor.

4 cand.scient.san students.


On-going research

  • Primary Investigator (PI). Brought in dead or dying to an emergency department. A project consisting of four research studies in a mixed design conducted in collaboration with the Emergency Department/NOH and REPHA, SDU.
  • Project participant (PP/PI ). The Educational Hospital Frederikssund, A collaborative five years project between Nordsjællands Hospital, University College Copenhagen (KP), University Hospital Centre for Health Research (UCSF) and the municipalities of Frederikssund and Halsnæs. Several research projects are initiated under the Educational Hospital Frederikssund, some with me in the role as PI otherwise as PP.
  • Project participant (PP). Influ-enzer, A virtual Hospital at Home model.
  • Project participant (PP). Interreg-Ø, Home at Hospital.
  • Project participant (PP). Interventions for preventing cognitive impairment in adult intensive care unit survivors, a Cochrane systematic review.


Research interest and competencies:

As PhD in Self-management Support for patients with COPD, my competences and research activities are focused on how to support and increase self-management and patient involvement in patients with severe illness including how to support their informal caregivers and reduce caregiver burden. My research has the last five years focused on palliative and rehabilitative care, acute care and continuity of care and coherence across sectors. I have an applied and pragmatic approach often inspired by a mixed methods methodology.  I have extensive experience with both qualitative and quantitative methods including the use of patient reported outcomes (PRO). In addition to research, I also work strategically to promote education and research in nursing. I am a board member of the Danish Society for Nursing Research, as well as a member of a national group that advises the Danish Nurses' Council (DSR) of how-to strengthening nursing research.

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