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Gitte Wichmann-Hansen

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Gitte Wichmann-Hansen
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Gitte Wichmann-Hansen has 20+ years of experience with educational development within Higher Education. Her main interest is supervision. Previously, her field of research was supervision in connection with practical training and workplace training with a specific focus on clinical supervision. Today, her research is aimed at supervision in connection with students’ thesis writing, dissertations, and PhD projects.

Gitte Wichmann-Hansen’s research is particularly focused on examining the difficult balance in supervision between, on the one hand, promoting students’ independence and ownership, and, on the other hand, ensuring that students’ products are of high quality and that they complete within the expected time frame.

In addition to researching supervision, she supervises PhD students within her field. She also holds supervision seminars for supervisors as well as students on productive supervision processes at PhD, Master and Bachelor level at Danish and European universities. 

Gitte Wichmann-Hansen is currently involved in a wide range of development projects about supervision at Danish Universities as well as Scandinavian Universities. Finally, she advises institutional leaders and academic developers across Scandinavia and Europe on supervision quality assurance and improvement strategies.

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