I have been working nationally and internationally as a manager in knowledge production for 30 years – Director of Social Statistics at Statistics Denmark since 2008 – and before that in management positions at the Danish National Institute for Social Research.
As a manager in a knowledge producing organization I have enjoyed being involved in many development projects – and on top of my management responsibilities I enjoy to be part of specific development projects at my work place and internationally in relation to statistics and social research.
In recent years I have got heavily involved in UNs work on the statistical coverage of The Sustainable Development Goals – The SDG’s – as well as global work on the use of Big Data for official statistics. And in the work at the European level on the use of administrative data for the production of official statistics.
I have for many years been teaching at the economics department at the University of Copenhagen and at Copenhagen Business school – as well as at University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.
On top of that I’m still participating in research through international research publications – and as a speaker at conferences and seminars all over the world.
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