I am leading a research group 12 scientists working within the
area of foodborne disease epidemiology and risk modelling
Themain research area is the epidemiology, surveillance and
control of foodborne zoonoses including antimicrobial resistance
in foodborne pathogens in the whole production chain.
Activities involve the planning and performance of quantitative
risk assessments, temporal-spatial analysis, risk factor studies
and development of new approaches for Quantitative microbial risk
assessment (QMRA) and human illness source attribution.
The section is also head editor of the annual report on
antimicrobial resistance and consumption in Denmark (DANMAP) and
responsible for the annual source attribution estimates for
Salmonella (the Danish Salmonella Source Account).
A main responsibility is to give scientifically-based advice to
veterinary and food authorities, farmers’ and consumers
organisations, and international organisations such as EFSA and
I am currently involved in the EU Network of Excellence MedVetNet
leading a work package on human illness source attribution, which
is an area that has my special interest and expertise.
My work also includes teaching and supervision of PhD students
and under- and postgraduate students, and I am currently
responsible and main tutor of a undergraduate course: Risk
Analysis in Food Safety.