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Danish ReAble Collaborators

Professor Tine Rostgaard (Vive – The Danish Centre of Applied Social Science) is a social policy studies professor who specialises in the field of comparative policy analysis and evaluation of welfare and social care of children and older people. Tine has conducted extensive research around social formal/informal care giving and care work, care related quality of life (ASCOT), quality of care and quality systems, as well as welfare indicators. She has also comprehensively examined qualitative and quantitative methods, including vignettes and RTC, observations and interviews. Tine offers a high degree of research knowledge and has been a member of many highly regarded panels. Tine’s latest projects has seen her look at the “social inequalities in Ageing (SIA) and defining the reforms of the Nordic welfare model.

Lea Graff (Vive – The Danish Centre of Applied Social Science). Leas primary knowledge area is the municipal social and health area, with a focus on home care and rehabilitation, as well as adults and the elderly with disabilities. Lea is particularly interested in rehabilitation efforts and competitive exposure in the care of the elderly and their importance for citizens and employees. Lea works primarily with qualitative data and approaches, eg interviews, observations and legislative and document analysis, most often in connection with mixed-methods studies. She also has experience with using validated documentation and measuring tools, eg covering care-based quality of life using the ASCOT method.

Jette Thuesen, senior researcher at REHPA, Danish Knowledge Centre for Rehabilitation and Palliative Care and head of Master’s degree in rehabilitation, University of Southern Denmark. Jette’s research embraces reablement and rehabilitation in neurodegenerative disease and ageing, including specific interventions and theoretical understandings, the coordination of rehabilitation and palliative care, and intersections between institutionalized understandings and lived experience. Jette is educated OT, MHH, and holds a PhD in ageing and rehabilitation

Amy Clotworthy is an assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). In Amy’s position at the Department of Public Health and the Center for Healthy Aging (CEHA), she conducts research into how health and social policies targeting older people influence the sociocultural dynamics of later life. She specialises in qualitative studies of health systems, medical education, and professional practices, and she is interested in elucidating how public-health policies and initiatives such as reablement programmes affect both health professionals and older people in their everyday lives.

With an emphasis on health practices and people’s experiences of health and ageing, Amy’s research also investigates how the Danish healthcare sector, hospitals, and municipal authorities can improve professional practices by recognising the complexity of older people’s life histories as well as the individual needs and priorities they express in their personal narratives.

Amy received her Ph.D. in Ethnology in 2017 and a Master’s degree (cand.mag.) in Applied Cultural Analysis in 2011, both from UCPH. Originally from the U.S., where she worked in publishing and corporate communications, Amy has lived in Denmark since 2008.