Helle Ørsted Nielsen


Curriculum Vitae

2007  PhD, Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus
2003  Visiting scholar, Duke University,USA
1995  MA Political Science, University of Aarhus
1989  B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2007 ·· EndYear  Scientist, Department of Policy Analysis, National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus
2006 ·· EndYear  Adjunct lecturer, Dept. of Political Science, University of Aarhus
2002 ·· 2002  Project researcher, National Environmental Research Institute (Denmark)
2002 ·· EndYear  PhD Scholar, National Environmental Research Institute and University of Aarhus
1999 ·· 2001  Project manager, The Danish Environmental Research Programme
1996 ·· 1999  Consultant, PLS Consult A/S
1989 ·· 1991  Journalist, Durham Herald-Sun, Raleigh News&Observer, North Carolina, USA
Danish Speaking: mother tongue Writing:    mother tongueReading: mother tongue
English Speaking: excellent Writing:    excellentReading: excellent
French Speaking: good Writing:    poorReading: good
Spanish Speaking: fair Writing:    poorReading: fair
German Speaking: fair Writing:    poorReading: good

Research interests

Governance in the fields of climate adaptation, climate mitigation and the environment (water and agro-environmental policy), specifically:
- Policy evaluation and effectiveness of policy instruments
- Decision-making processes
- Target group behaviour
- Policy implementation and multi-level governance
- Policy integration.


Teaching at BA and MA levels in the fields of:
• Policy analysis in climate, energy, and environmental policy
• Coordination and policy integration
• Individual and organizational decision processes
• Policy evaluation
• Policy implementation
• Public administration

Supervision of master’s thesis and PhD students