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Malene Beck

Assistant Professor, Adjunkt

Curriculum Vitae
Malene Beck
Maglemosevej 13
4100 Ringsted
Danmark

Born: December 22, 1983

Malene.beck@gmail.com

Phone: +45 29 71 22 83

Academic interest
•Hospital meals
•Aesthetic (Spatiality and Stillness)
•Nursing foundation and theory
•Phenomenology
•Existence, nursing and technology

Academic background
2017: Ph.D. Nursing Science, Institute of Public Health, Aarhus University (AU).
2012: Master in Nursing Science (Cand.cur.) Institute of Public Health, AU.
2008:  Bachelor Degree in Nursing, B.N, The Deacon Foundation of Nursing, Nursing School. Copenhagen.

Current position
I am in a shared academic position where I work 50% as an assistant professor at the Institute of Health, Department of Nursing Science, parallel with a 50% position at the Neurological Department, University Hospital of Zealand (ZUH), Region Zealand. My research interest concerns phenomenological interests beyound neurological diagnoses; hence, during my career I have been exploring the significance of aesthetics, in particular spatiality and stillness in relation to human existence during sickness.
In my clinical work I advise on approaches in the care and a major part of my work is also teaching and guidance of clinical staff when developing research projects, in particular within nursing. Besides conducting my own research project I am a member of the research committee at the Department and have been in charge of both journal clubs, 'research café’, newsletters, as well as facilitating a yearly ‘research boot camp’ for younger researchers. In addition to my own research I contribute to research studies locally, regionally, and nationally.

Employment
2017-:  Clinical researcher / Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Health, Nursing, AU / Department of Neurology, Zealand University Hospital (ZUH), Region Sjaelland.
2016 - 2017: Maternity leave.
2013 - 2016: Ph.D. student. Department of Neurology, ZUH, Region Zealand.
2012 - 2013: Nurse, Department of Neurology, ZUH, Region Zealand.
2011 - 2012: Maternity leave.
2009– 2011: Nurse – NICU, Hvidovre Hospital. The Capital Region of Denmark.
2008 – 2009: Nurse – NICU Copenhagen University Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark.

Courses and Education (Denmark)
2019: Twitter, Institute of Public Health, Nursing, AU.
2018: Teachers Programme, Spring, Graduate School of Health, AU.
2018: Research Manager, Mobilize, Region Zealand.

Membership and other academic activities
2019-: Member of the Innovation Council, Region Zealand.2019: Reviewer - SDU Graduate School of Health - Ph.D. Proposal.
2018: Reviewer Internal academic assessments of research projects (granting of the Region's Research Fund) in Region Zealand.
2017: Member of the Research Counsel of the Danish Nursing Counsil (DASYS).
2017: Member of the Steering group of research program CAPAN / Professor Bibi Hølge-Hazelton, Region Zealand.
2015: Member of the Research and Development Counsel of bachelors with nursing degrees, ZUH, Region Zealand.
2014: Member of ‘Phenomenology of Interest’ by Professor Regner Birkelund. Region of Southern Denmark.
2014: Member of ’Network of qualitative studies’ Region Zealand.
2013: Member of the network for Educational, Development & Research, ZUH, Region Zealand.

Awards
2014: Best Poster Presentation - Ph.D. Day, AU.
2013: Best Poster Presentation - Research festival, Region Zealand.

Internationalization
2019: Masterclass – Phenomenology. Philosopher Max Van Manen & Michael Van Manen, Columbia University & Pace University, New York, USA.
2016: Teaching experience, Columbia University, New York. USA.
2014: Study Visit, Cambridge University Hospital, United Kingdom, UK.
2014: Masterclass - Phenomenology. Philosopher Max Van Manen, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Grants
2018: Management of Public Health, Aarhus University. 40,000 DKK.
2018: Counsel of Innovation, Region Zealand. 168,000 DKK.
2016: The Health Science Research fund, Region Zealand. 50,000 DKK. 
2016: The Regional Research Unit, Region Zealand. 120,000 DKK.
2016: Danish Association of Nursing, DSR. 5,000 DKK.
2016: Graduate school, Aarhus Universitety. 20,000 DKK.
2015: The Health Science Research fund, Region Zealand. 40,000 DKK. 
2014: The Health Science Research fund, Region Zealand. 70,000 DKK. 
2013: Financial guaranty, Ph.D – Study. Department of Neurology, ZUH, Region Zealand.
2013: Best Poster. Region Zealand. ‘Day of Research’ 2013 – 10,000 DKK.
2013: Interprofessional Educational Committee, Roskilde Hospital, Region Zealand. 500,000 DKK.

Oral presentations at international conferences/seminars
2019: Becoming a nomade when admitted to the hospital – A study of the meaning of environmental factors during hospitalization with a neurological disease. PACE University, Institute of Health, Nursing Science, New York.
2018: Raising a beautiful swan: An intervention in clinical practice. 34th Nordic Nursing Conference, Oslo.
2018: Reverb – how can a journal club be designed to encounter the professionals narratives of clinical practice? 34th Nordic Nursing Conference, Oslo.

Oral presentations and workshops in Denmark
2019: Hospitality – Et fænomenologisk studie om omgivelsernes betydning for syge mennesker. Innovational Council, Region Zealand.
2018: Meningen med Hospitalsmåltider. Interdisciplinary Symposium. ’Day of Research’ Region Zealand.
2018: Æstetikkens betydning for syge mennesker. National Conference. Professional Organisation of Neurological Nurses.

Keynote speaker
2018: Conducting clinical research with aesthetic aspects DASYS – Masterclass in managing research within nursing. Hotel Severin, Skovsvinget 25, Middelfart, Denmark.

Teaching internationally
2016: Florence Nightingale. Relevance in todays nursing. Bachelor degree students / Nurses. Nassau Community College. New York. USA. (September - 8 hours)
2016: The meaning of the hospital meal. Master of Nursing Science, Ph.D. & Post.docs. Faculty of Health, Columbia University, New York, USA.

Course taught and supervised at the Department of Nursing, HEALTH, AU, Denmark

Teaching:
•‘Sygeplejens teoriudvikling’ – 1st semester (Master in Nursing Science)
•‘Kvalitativ metode’ 1st semester (Master in Nursing Science)
•‘Complex intervention’ – 3rd semester (Master in Nursing Science)
•‘Aktuelle tendenser´ – 3rd semester (Master in Nursing Science)
•’Fænomenologi og Hermeneutic’ – 3rd semester (Master in Nursing Science)
•’Udvikling af klinisk praksis’ – 3rd Modul. (Master in Clinical Nursing).

Currently I coordinate on ‘Udvikling af klinisk sygeplejepraksis’ in a programme at Master in Clinical Nursing.

Supervisor:
•’Sygepleje og samfund’ - Written assignment. (Master in Nursing Science)
•’Modul 1’ – Written assignment. (Master in Clinical Nursing)
•Thesis – 4th Semester (Master in Nursing Science)
•Thesis – 4th Semester (Master in Clinical Nursing)

I have lectured the following topics on regular basis at the Department of Nursing since 2017:
•The meaning of aesthetics to people afflicted by illness (Fall 2019)
•Phenomenology of Practice (Fall 2019)
•Health literacy (Fall 2019)
•Validating qualitative articles
•Qualitative analysis
•Field observations
•Self-care / Dorethea Orem
•Complex intervention – a qualitative view

Research and project contribution
2019: Project HOSPITALITY (Post.doc) – Department of Neurology, ZUH, Region Zealand / Institute of Public Health, Nursing, AU.
2019: Project CAFCA – Gentofte Hospital & Copenhagen University Hospital, Capital Region of Zealand. / /Karolinska Institute / Region Department of Neurology, ZUH, Region Zealand / Institute of Public Health, Nursing.
2019: Project MONITORING ONE’S SELF - Department of Neurology, ZUH, Region Zealand / Institute of Public Health, Nursing, AU.
2018: Project MONANTI – Department of Neurology, ZUH, Region Zealand & Copenhagen University Hospital, Capital Region of Denmark.
2018: Project COPD-life. Physiotherapy, Slagelse Hospital, Region Zealand / Institute of Public Health, Nursing, AU.
2018: Project SHELTERING – Department of Neurology, Bispebjerg Hospital, The Capital Region of Zealand / Department of Neurology, ZUH, Region Zealand / Institute of Public Health, Nursing, AU. Project CAPAN – Department of Neurology, ZUH, Region Zealand.
2017:  Project MADRO (Ph.D) - Department of Neurology, ZUH, Region Zealand / Institute of Public Health, Nursing, AU.
2017: Project REVERBERATION – Department of Neurology, Medical & Paedeatric ward, ZUH, Region Zealand. / Institute of Public Health, Nursing, AU.

Other published research communication
Funded, produced and published following Youtube Video’s regarding research projects:

2018: ‘Forskning i æstetik’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE-EE59BEnc&t=1s (Views 793)
2015: ‘Madro – Et ph.d. projekt’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMXUXL7h5GI (Views 4026)

Professional engagement
2019:  Research vision and strategy, Establishment of working group and preparation of strategy, Health, Nursing, AU.
2019: Research vision and Strategy, Participating in working group, (DASYS).