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Faculty of Health, University of Copenhagen, Danish Headache Centre, Neurological Clinic, Rigshospitalet-Glostrup, Ndr. Ringvej 67, Building 24, 2600 Glostrup, Denmark

Tel: +45 4323 3059 or +45 4323 3064, private +45 4583 1089 E-mail: rigmor.jensen@regionh.dk



1981 MD, University of Copenhagen         

1997 Specialist in neurology and lecturer in Neurology, University of Copenhagen                                                                                                             


PRESENT AND RECENT POSITIONS HELD                                                                                                                                     2007 - Full Professor of Headache and Neurological Pain, Faculty of Health, University of Copenhagen  

2006 - Director of the Danish Headache Centre, Dept of Neurology, Glostrup Hospital                                     

2001 - Cofounder of the Danish Headache Centre, Dept of Neurology, Glostrup Hospital 



2016- Member of the Scientific Committee in European Neurological Academy

2015- Board member of International Headache Society (IHS) and vice-chair for IHS- educational committee

2014- Organized the International EHMTIC congress 2014 in Copenhagen, nominated among the 3

          best congresses with more than 1000 participants in Copenhagen in 2014.

2012 - President of The European Headache Federation (EHF)                                                                                   

2010 - Director in Lifting the Burden-Global Campaign against Headache. A WHO organisation  

2009 - Director of EHMTIC - An EHF-Migraine Trust congress organization 

2009 - Member of IHS-Task Force group of International Headache Centers                                                                        2007 - President of The Medical Society in Copenhagen (2840 members)                                                                          2006 - Member of Strategic Research Council, University of Copenhagen

2001 - President of the Danish Headache Society



Epidemiology of Headache, Multidisciplinary treatment of headache, Medication overuse headache, Cluster headache, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and CSF-regulation, Pathophysiology of Tension-type headache and neurological pain.   



Supervisor for 3 completed doctoral thesis, 12 Ph.D. theses, 2 Masterdegrees

and for 1 ongoing Doctoral thesis, as well as 5 ongoing Ph.D. studies, 1 candidate- and 2 masterstudies. Supervisor for 24 pregraduate medical students, 4 physical therapists and 1 psychologist.



In Total:  288 peer reviewed publications in national and international journals.   Books, book chapters and other publications are not listed here.

From 2013-2017, a total of 84 peer reviewed publications, hereof  68 original papers, 14 reviews, 2 editorials,  edited 2 international and 1 national textbook as well as 23 scientific book chapters (not listed).  Total H-index 61 and Citations 13624. Since 2012 H-index 43 and Citations 7112.


Received grants from the following foundations: Velux, IMK, Danish Technical Research Council, the East Denmark Health Science Research Forum, the Danish Medical Association Research Fund, the Danish Health Insurance Foundation, the Danish Hospital Foundation for Medical Research, the Danish Headache Society, the Cool Sorption Foundation, The Research foundation of the Capital Region, Erhvervsfremmestyrelsen, Migræne og Hovedpineforeningen, Hortonforeningen, EU (FP-6 and FP7), University of Copenhagen,  Lundbeck foundation and Tryg-Foundation.



1997- Lecturer in clinical neurology at University of Copenhagen

2004-2013 Course leader in clinical neurology (4.sem candidate).Continuous clinical teaching activities and examinations in neurology for medical students (70-90 students/year) and responsible for 2-5 annual national or international pre- and postgraduate teaching activities.

2013- Chair of an International Master Education in Headache Disorders at The University of Copenhagen.



5-10 Annual contact to media (TV, Radio, Newspapers, Magazines, Website), regular contact and meetings with 4 relevant patient-organisations, teaching and participation in information campaigns in schools and institutions.

In 2016 a specific campaign against medication overuse headache was organized in close collaboration with Danish Pharmacy Organisation and The Migraine and Headache Society and sponsored by Trygfoundation.

Social media with films, slogans, quizzes and information leaflets were created and an education programme for the 400 Danish Pharmacies were conducted. The outreach was significant (i.e.The Facebook had more than 400.000 “hits” and the general knowledge about headache was monitored in a national survey before and after the campaign. On Nov 1, 2016 Sundhedsmagasinet (National TV-channel DR1) was focused on headache research from DHC.  


                          July 2017/RHJ


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