Viola Burau

Associate Professor

Contact information

Viola Burau

Department of Public Health –Research Unit for 'Organising Public Health'

Bartholins Allé 2

building 1260, office 2.25


and


Department of Political Science
Bartholins Allé 7

building 1341, office 216

DK-8000 Aarhus C

Denmark


E-mail: viola@ph.au.dk

Telephone: +45 935 08709

AU profile: http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/viola@ph.au.dk


ORCID: 0000-0003-1225-6583


Education


1995-99: PhD, Department of Politics, University of Edinburgh, UK. Funded by Economic and Social ResearchCouncil and Faculty of Social Sciences. (Awarded in 2000)

1992-93: Non-graduating studies, Department of Government, University of Essex, UK. Funded by GermanAcademic Exchange Service.

1989-95: Diplom (MA) in Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, sehrgut (1st class), Ruhruniversität Bochum, Germany.


Employment and positions


2019 (April-July): Visiting Researcher, University of Auckland, School of Population Health, New Zealand. (postponed due to Covid-19)

2017-: Associate Professor,Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark.

2014 (January-August): Visiting Researcher, McGill University, Department of Sociology, Canada.

2011-2018: Senior Researcher (part-time), DEFACTUM - Public Health and Health Services Research, Central Denmark Region, Aarhus, Denmark.

2006 (June): Danish National Institute of Social Research (SFI), Copenhagen, Denmark. Guest researcher aspart of research monograph project on ‘Governing home care’.

2004-: Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. Since November 2011 at professorial level (‘professoregnet’).

2003-2004: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark.

1998-2003: Lecturer, Department of Politics, Brunel University, UK.


Scientific competences

Research areas:

Viola Burau has extensive experience in health services research in both university and applied settings.Her areas of research are: health policy and reform, health services organisation and change, health care professions and cross-country comparison.


Relevant academic courses:

1998-2000: Postgraduate Certificate in ‘Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’, Brunel University, Department of Education, UK.


Personal awards and external funding


2012: Guest Professorship for Ellen Kuhlmann. 4-month appointment funded by the Guest Researcher Programme of Aarhus University. Grant worth DKK 306,828 [€41,233].

2011: Guest Professorship for Robert Blank. 4-month appointment funded by the Guest Researcher Programme of Aarhus University. Grant worth DKK 256,344 [€34,366].

2009: Guest Professorship for Robert Blank. 4-month appointment funded by the Guest Researcher Programme of Aarhus University. Grant worth DKK 118,171 [€15,843].

2008: Guest Professorship for Robert Blank. 4-month appointment funded by the Guest Researcher Programme of Aarhus University. Grant worth DKK 269,200 [€36,091].


Research leadership and administrative work (since 2006, selected)


Principal /-co-investigator:

2021-: Sustaining well-functioning urgent primary care for all citizens. Co-applicant and co-lead of work package on 3-year collaborative research project.

2019-: New Public Governance and its institutional contexts - a comparison of health care in Denmark and New Zealand. Principal investigator in 1-year collaborative project.

2018-: FACE-IT-org. Organisational analysis of co-created, cross-sectoral health promotion programme for women with prior gestational diabetes and their families. Co-applicant and work package lead on 5-year collaborative project.

2017-: Scaling up coordinationmodels for older people with chronic illness – successful implementation in general practice and municipalities. Principal investigator in 4-year collaborative project.

2018-9: How professions driveorganisational innovation: implementing care pathways in the municipal healthcare system. Co-applicant and research lead on 1.5-year collaborative project.

2017-18: The potential ofpersonalised medicine. A political discourse analysis. Grant holder and principal investigator of 1.5-year collaborative research project.

2016: Making radical decisions in health services. The introduction of a new model of hospital funding. Grantholder and principal investigator of 1-year collaborative research project.

2015-: The governance of performance management in primary care: a cross-country comparison. Grantholder and co-principal investigator of collaborative research project.

2014-16: Health promotion incommunity mental health services. Principal investigator of work package in 2.5-year collaborative research project.

2014: The governance of coordination: coordinating public health services for migrants in Québec. Grantholder and principal investigator of 8-month research project.

2012-13: Evaluation of case load midwifery. Principal investigator of work package in 2-year Health Technology Assessment project.

2011-13: Control and post-operative treatment of patients with prostata cancer. Principal investigator of work package in 2-year research project.

2005-07: Governing doctors –comparing pathways of change. Grant holder and principal investigator of 2.5-year research project.


Professional and committee memberships:

2014-18: Research Network ‘Sociology of Professional Groups’, International Sociological Association. Member of the Executive Board.

2014: Effective recruitment and retention strategies for health workers in the European Union. Country expert for Denmark for study by consortium led by the European Health Management Association.

2011-14: Research on marketisation in eldercare. Member of four-year Nordic network funded by the Swedish Research Council (FAS) and Nordic Research Council (NordForsk).

2010-13: Enhancing the role of medicine in the management of European health systems: implications for innovation, control and user voice. Member of Danish Research Group of EU COSTAction ISO 903-301109-06364.

2009-11: Strengthening engagement in public health research. Member of the Management Committee of two-year research project, funded by the EU Science and Society Programme.

2008-12: Nordic Centre of Excellence on ‘Reassessing the Nordic welfare model’. Member of four-year network project on ‘Care in ageing and diversifying societies’ (Strand 1), funded by NordForsk under the Nordic Council of Ministers.

2007-2011: Politica [Political Science journal published in Danish]. Member of the Editorial Board.

2006-2011: Research Network ‘Sociology of Professions’, European Sociological Association. Member of the Executive Board.


Membership of Professional Associations:

ESPAnet (Network for European Social Policy Analysis); EUPHA (Section for Health Services Research, Section for Health Workforce Research); European Sociological Association (RN Sociology of Health and Illness, RN Sociology of Professions); International Sociological Association (RC Sociology of Health, RC Sociology of Professional Groups).


Research Management–Organisation of Academic Sessions and Conferences:

2019: European Public Health Association, Annual Conference, Marseille, France. Convenor of Panel ‘Health workforce coordination and agency across sectors, organisations and professions’

2018: European Public Health Association, Annual Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Convenor of Panel ‘How health workforce innovation in Europe supports interprofessional coordinationacross sectors’.

2018: International Sociological Association, World Congress of Sociology, Toronto. Convenor of Panel 'Creating a sustainable and people-centred workforce: connecting local and global perspectives’. 

2017: International Sociological Association, Research Group ’Sociology of Professional Groups’, Interim Conference, Oslo, Norway. Convenor of Panel ‘How professional groups can contribute to changing public services’.

2016: European Public Health Association, Annual Conference, Vienna. Co-convenor of Panel ‘How professional groups can contribute to health services innovation in European health systems’.

2016: International Research Society for Public Management, Annual Conference, Hong Kong. Co-convenor of Panel ‘Health care governance and performance management – comparative perspectives’.

2015: International Sociological Association, Research Group ’Sociology of Professional Groups’, Interim Conference, Milano, Italy. Convenor of Panel ‘Public sector governance and professionalism: organizational practices and contexts in a cross-national perspective’.

2013: European Public Health Association, Annual Conference, Brussels, Belgium. Co-convenor of Panel ‘Coordinating public health: comparing innovative approaches and practices across health systems in Europe’.

2012: Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Annual Conference, Copenhagen. Co-convenor of Panel ‘Reforming old age care across Europe’.

2011: Nordic Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Vaasa, Finland. Co-convenor of Workshop ‘The dynamics of the politics of care’.

2010: International Sociological Association, World Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden. Co-convenor of Session ‘Transformations of health policy’.

2008: European Sociological Association, Research Network ’Sociology of Professions’, Interim Meeting, Aarhus. Principal Organiser.

2008: ‘Transforming elderly care at local, national and transnational levels’, Copenhagen. International conference. Co-organiser.

2007: Danish Forum of Health Services Research, Annual Meeting, Aarhus, Denmark. Co-organiser.

2007: European Sociological Association, Research Network ‘Sociology of Professions’, PhD workshop, Glasgow, UK. Co-convenor.

2006: International Sociological Association, World Congress, Durban, South Africa. Convenor of Session ‘Studying professions in a global context - methodological challenges’.

2006: Political Studies Association, Annual Conference, Reading, UK. Convenor of Panel ‘Medical Governance: Europe: Medical Governance: 1’ on ‘ The Dynamics of Governance: Contexts of Change’.


Peer review:

2019-: Academy of Finland. Research Council of Biosciences, Health and Environment. Member of Assessment Committee.

2016-7: FORTE. Swedish Research Council for Health, Work and Welfare. Member of Assessment Committee.


Referee of papers submitted to:

Ageing and Society; BMC Health Services Research; Comparative Political Studies; Critical Social Policy; Equal Opportunities International; Health Economics, Policy and Law; Health Policy; Implementation Science; Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis; International Political Science Review; Journal of European Social Policy; Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law; Implementation Science; International Political Science Review; Party Politics; Policy and Politics; Political Studies; Public Administration; Regulation and Governance; Social Policy and Society; Social Science and Medicine; Sociology of Health and Illness. 

Book reviews for Edward Elgar and Policy Press.

2015: Review of report on ’Study on sound evidence for a better understanding of health literacy in the European Union. Final report. RfS Chafea/2014/health/01’prepared by NIVEL, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, EPHA, June.

2012: Review of report on ‘Akutlægehelikopter i Jylland. Evaluering af forsøg med akutlægehelikopter i Region Midtjylland og Region Nordjylland’ [Emergency helicopters in Jutland. Evaluation of pilot project with emergency helicopters in the Central and Northern Denmark Regions] prepared by the Danish Institute for Health (DSI), March.

2011: Review of report on ‘Akutlægehelikopter i Danmark. Evaluering af forsøg med akutlægehelikopter på Sjælland’ [Emergency helicopters in Denmark. Evaluation of pilot project with emergency helicopters in Sealand], prepared by the Danish Institute for Health (DSI), November.


Scientific publications


More than 40 peer-reviewed publications since 2008.

Please see http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/persons/viola-burau(6dad91a6-297b-4331-9397-44f2626d05f5)/publications.html for details.


Conferences and workshops (invited presentations and conference papers)

(since 2006, selected)

2019: Fourth International Conference on Public Policy, Montréal (Canada). (Conference paper)

2018: The Annual Conference of the European Public Health Association, Ljubljana (Slovenia). (Conference paper)

2018: The International Conference on Integrated Care, Utrecht, Netherlands. (Conference paper)

2017: The International Health Policy Conference, London, UK. (Conference paper)

2017: The Interim Conference of the Research Committee ’Sociology of Professional Groups’, International Sociological Association, Oslo, Norway. (Conference paper)

2016: The Annual Conference of the European Public Health Association, Vienna, Austria. (Conference paper)

2016: The Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management, Hong Kong. (Conference paper)

2015: The Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management, Birmingham, UK. (Conference paper)

2014: Seminar series of Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. (Invited presentations)

2014: The Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management, Ottawa, Canada. (Conference paper)

2013: The Annual Conference of the European Public Health Association, Brussels, Belgium.(Conference paper)

2013: The Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management, 

Prague, Czech Republic. (Conference paper)
2012: The Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Copenhagen, Denmark. (Conference paper)

2012: The International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, Boston,

USA. (Conference paper)
2011: Presentation as part of the COST Training School, Utrecht, The Netherlands. (Invited presentation).

2011: Conference of the European Sociological Association, Geneva, Switzerland. (Conference paper)

2011: Conference of the Nordic Political Science Association, Vaasa, Sweden. (Conference paper)

2010: COST meeting ’The relationship between medicine and management: How is it changing and why does t matter?’, Lyon, France. (Invited presentation)

2009: Conference on‘Reassessing the Nordic welfare model. Taking stock of the work so far’, REASSESS Network, Oslo, Norway. (Conference paper)

2009: The Conference ’Eldre,omsorg og verdighet – mangfold og funksjon’ [Older people, care and respect –diversity and function], Oslo, Norway. (Conference paper)

2008: Regional Meeting of the Research Committee ‘Comparative Health Policy’, International Political Science Association, The Hague, the Netherlands. (Conference paper)

2008: Meeting of the European Health Policy Group, London, UK. (Conference paper)

2007: PhD Workshop on ‘Professions, citizenship and the changing worlds of welfare governance’, Research Network ‘Sociology of Professions’, European Sociological Association, Glasgow, Scotland. (Invited presentation)

2007: Joint Sessions of Workshops, European Consortium for Political Research, Helsinki, Finland. (Conference paper)

2006: World Congress of Sociology, Durban, South Africa. (Conference papers)

2006: Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association, Reading, UK.

(Conference papers)


Please see http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/persons/viola-burau(6dad91a6-297b-4331-9397-44f2626d05f5)/activities.html for a selected list of activities.


Current research grants


2019-: Danish Social Science Research Council ‘New governance and its institutional contexts. A comparison of health care in Denmark and New Zealand’ (DKK 204,497; € 27,398)

2018-: Novo Nordisk Foundation 'FACE-IT – randomised controlled trial and process evaluation of a co-created,cross-sectoral health promotion programme for women with prior gestational diabetes and their families' (DKK 7,497,202; € 1,007,411)

Steno Diabetes Center Aarhus 'FACE-IT-org - organisational analysis'. (DKK 500,000; € 61,011)

Helse Foundation ‘FACE-IT- org– organisational analysis’. (DKK 350,000; € 46,835)

2017-: Helse Foundation 'Scaling up coordination models for older people with chronic illness –successful implementation in general practice and municipalities'. (DKK 300,000 ;€40,343)


Supervision


PhD supervision:

2015-2018: Anne Døssing (co-supervisor with Janne Seemann, Aalborg University) Sygeplejeprofessionens funktion i inter-organisatorisk forløbskoordinering ved multisygdom [The roles of nursing in interorganisational case management in relation to multi-morbidity].

2008-2011: Yonathan Scharzmann (co-supervisor with Carsten Daugbjerg), Governance without government? Policy-strategier og netværker i innovative industrier [Governance without government? Policy strategies and network in innovative industries].

2006-2009: Carsten Jensen (co-supervisor with Christoffer Green-Pedersen), The politics of welfare services.

2005-2006: Marie Østergaard Sørensen (main supervisor with Lars Dahl Pedersen), Hvad er smertegrænsen for sociale ydelser? Om forholdet mellem socialpolitik og solidaritet i velfærdsstaten [What is the threshold for social services? Analysis of the relationship between social policy and solidarity in the welfare state]; (change of supervisor).


Teaching

Experience with course design,coordination and teaching since 1998.


In the areas of health care organisation, health policy and governance, public policy, social policy, sociology of health, qualitative methods.


Teaching administration:

2014-17: Member of Study Board for ’BA/MA Public Health’, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark.

2007-11: Chairperson of Committee on ‘International Exchange Programmes’, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark.

2005-07: Chairperson of Committee on ‘Teaching and Learning’, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark.

2002-03: Convenor for MA programmes, Department of Politics, Brunel University, UK.

2000-03: Degree Convenor for BA in ‘Politics and Social Policy’, Department of Politics, Brunel University, UK.