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Dorthe Overgaard


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Name:Dorthe Overgaard


Title: Associate Professor, PhD


Current position: Research leader



Graduated from School of Nursing  Slagelse, as Registered Nurse in 1974. Completed postgraduate studies as Exam. Pæd. on Roskilde University in 1995 and as Master of Nursing on Aarhus University in 1998. Completed PhD study on Copenhagen University in 2005. Completed postdoc studies in 2011 on University Center of Nursing Research.   


Research Experience:


Nursing teacher and lecturer at Metropol College from 1990–2006

Research leader at Region Zeeland from 2007-2009

Clinical/postdoc researcher at The Heart Center, Rigshospitalet/ The University Center of Nursing Research from 2009 -2012

Research leader for researcher with a BA background at the Clinical Research Department at Nordsjaellands Hospital since 2012

Extern lecture part time at Copenhagen University since 2014.


Research Interest:

Daily life with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis – Patients’ and Relatives’ perspective

Experiences of living conditions of adult survivors with single ventricle physiology

The associations between psychological workload and weight gain among women with and without familial predisposition to obesity. The Danish Nurse Cohort Study.


Ongoing Research:

Studies on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and its impact on daily life from IPF Patient’s and Relatives’ perspective




Published 14 peer reviewed articles, 4 book chapters and 10 articles Participated with research results on national and international research conferences (n=15).


DO/July 2014


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