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Astrid Janssens

Full Professor


I am a health service researcher with a passion and longstanding commitment to issues of democratisation, participation and service user involvement in health research and health education. I work in partnership with patients and carers to develop and conduct health research focused on patients’ and relatives’ needs. The unique perspective and knowledge that patients and service users bring to a research project, leads to more relevant research, research of greater quality, and changes it in ways that makes it more effective, efficient, and sustainable. Recently, my research activities are focused on understanding the phenomena of co-produced health research and patient and public involvement in health research and education. I have a particular interest in epistemic practices, and the role of and dynamics between different partners in collaborative health research and health education.

Recent publications

Wider institutional research cultures and their influence on patient and public involvement and engagement in health research - An institutional ethnography Anne Wettergren Karlsson, Anne Kragh-Sørensen, Kirsten Børgesen, Karsten Erik Behrens, Torben Andersen, Karen Margrethe Maglekær, Mette Juel Rothmann, Marjolijn Ketelaar, Esben Nedenskov Petersen, Astrid Janssens
Social science & medicine (1982), 2024, vol. 347
Getting to Know Your Patient Juno Hk Bergers, Hester Wessels-Wynia, Tatjana Seute, Astrid Janssens, Johannes Jm van Delden
Journal of participatory medicine, 2024, vol. 16
Stort udbytte af patienter som gæsteforskere og aktive i undervisningen Astrid Janssens, Bente Hoeck, Anne Wettergren Karlsson, Maiken Langhoff Kidholm
Dansk Selvskab for ledelse i Sundhedsvesen, 2023
Educational experiences of young people with ADHD in the UK: secondary analysis of qualitative data from the CATCh-uS mixed-methods study Abigail Emma Russell, Simon Benham-Clarke, Tamsin Ford, Helen Eke, Anna Price, Siobhan Mitchell, Tamsin Newlove-Delgado, Darren Moore, Astrid Janssens
British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2023, vol. 93, p.941-959
Parenting roles for young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder transitioning to adult services Astrid Janssens, Sharon Blake, Helen Eke, Anna Price, Tamsin Ford
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 2023, vol. 65, p.136-144
Mothers' views on the storage and usage of their children's biological material under the Danish biobanking model Anne Wettergren Karlsson, Helle Holm Lundsgaard, Astrid Janssens
Value in Health, 2023, vol. 26, p.1308-1313

Fellowships & Awards

2023: Patient and Care Giver Partners Award

External positions

Professor User Perspectives, Syddansk Universitet