Hanne Damgaard Poulsen


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Hanne Damgaard Poulsen


  • Institut for Husdyrvidenskab - Husdyrernæring og fysiologi
Blichers Allé 20
S20, 3314

E-mail: hdp@anis.au.dk

Mobil: +4522161386

Telefon: +4587157895


1994 PhD, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen
1981 MSc – biology (Cand. scient.), Aarhus University, Aarhus


2001Head of Research Unit, Animal Nutrition and Environmental Impact, Department of the Dept. of Animal Health and Bioscience, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aarhus University (until 2007: Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences)
1994-2001Senior Scientist, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Physiology
1991-1993 PhD student, Danish Research Academy/National Institute of Animal Science/ The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen
1984-1991Research assistant, Danish Institute of Animal Science, Dept. of Research in Pigs and Horses
1981-1984 High school teacher, Viborg, Denmark


2012 Liaison committee course (Kursus for samarbejdsudvalg), Aarhus (1 day)
2011 Course for directors of research groups at Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University (3*2 days)
2010 PhD supervision course, SAFE (1 day)
2008 Pedagogy and didactics for university teachers at DJF, Aarhus University (4*2 days)
2005-2006 Research Management Course – Education for research directors. Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen (3*3 days)
2002 Course in working environmental safety (Sikkerhedskursus i arbejdsmiljø), Aarhus (2*2 days)
1997-1998 Project leader course, modules 1 and 2, Foulum
1995 Theory of Science, Aarhus
1994 Laboratory animal science, Foulum
1991 Statistical methods of animal experiments, Aarhus
1988-1993 Three Internordic PhD courses (Regulation of metabolism in farm animals, Tune, Denmark; Methods and design of experiments in animal nutrition, Ås, Norway; Mineral and vitamin metabolism, Helsinki, Finland)
1991 Academic writing in English, Foulum
1986-1987 SAS statistics – basic and advanced courses, Copenhagen
1981Theoretical and practical didactic and pedagogic course for high school teachers (5 months),
1975 Isotope technique and physics, Aarhus University


Animal production, nutrition and nutritional physiology of farm animals. Metabolism of nutrients with main focus on mineral availability, requirements, excretion, and utilization in farm animals.

Teaching MSc and BSc students in agro-ecology and animal nutrition and production with focus on environmental impacts. Supervisor for several PhD and MSc students.

Danish Government special adviser on the utilization of phosphorus, nitrogen, zinc, copper etc. in Danish livestock production.

Management and project leading skills from a number of granted projects and as head of research unit.

Memberships and awards:
Pig research coordinator at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Chairman for the national committee on manure standards (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, volume, dry matter etc.) responsible for the annual updating of the standards (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, since 1999)
Chairman for the committee on (1) phosphorus in animal production and (2) nitrogen (protein) in animal production (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, 2003-2004)
Member of the Committee on Nutrient Requirements for Pigs (since 1994)
Referee for several scientific journals within animal science, editorial board member, and member of national and international evaluation committees
External examiner in animal science at The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen
Awarded Legatstiftelsen Pedersholm’s grant for the research aiming at improving phosphorus utilization in farm animals (1997)