Charlotte Demant Klinker

Researcher, PhD and MSc Public Health
Diabetes Prevention Research, Health Promotion

​Contact

E-maill: charlotte.demant.klinker@regionh.dk
Mobile: +45 30 91 29 68 

Research area

1. Intervention research: Development, design and evaluation of complex health promotion interventions in real life setting, e.g. in vulnerable neighborhoods or at vocational schools

2. Children, youth and physical activity: Research investigating how to improve physical activity among diverse target groups using novel approaches and techniques

3. Social Network Analyses: Research investigating development of networks between health professionals and residents

4. Partnerships and Health Promotion: Combination of qualitative and quantitative research investigating the significance of partnerships on the development of and work with health promotion activities

Design and evaluation of complex health promotion interventions in real life setting, e.g. in vulnerable neighborhoods or at vocational schools

2. Children, youth and physical activity: Research investigating how to improve physical activity among diverse target groups using novel approaches and techniques

3. Social Network Analyses: Research investigating development of networks between health professionals and residents

4. Partnerships and Health Promotion: Combination of qualitative and quantitative research investigating the significance of partnerships on the development of and work with health promotion activities

Current reseach

1. New Approaches to Wellbeing and Movement
Aim: The partnership was funded with the aim to contribute to increase mental wellbeing and physical activity in less advantaged communities across three municipalities by developing partnerships between social housing development plans and health promoters. (2015-2018).
Collaborators: Health Promotion Departments (HPD) across four administrative units across Køge, Roskilde and Copenhagen municipality, 11 social housing organizations, and a research institution (SDCC)
 
2. Health promotion and capacity at Danish Vocational schools
Aim: To investigate how vocational schools work with health promotion and explore capacities to do this
Collaborators: Danish Heart Foundation

3. Tobacco-Free-Schools in vocational schools in Denmark – a pilot study
Aim: The pilot study identifies effective and feasible methods and approaches to implement Tobacco-Free-Schools at vocational schools in Denmark
Collaborators: Danish Heart Foundation

4. ASFALT – a research project and intervention targeting children and youth in disadvantaged neighbourhoods
Aim: The vision is to prevent obesity and diabetes, by promoting physical activity among children and youth aged 8-25, and thereby making them more physically active in their daily life and strengthening their social relations, well-being and empowerment.

The project combines the partners’ research experience and know-how from the field, in an effort to reach children and youth, that are hard to reach trough traditional health promotion and prevention programmes. Through the project GAME and SHPR will develop, evaluate and implement a peer-to-peer intervention that promotes physical activity among children and youth from different social and cultural backgrounds, including ‘hard to reach’ groups. The development and piloting phases have been funded 2018-2020.

Collaborators: ASPHALT is a research project and an intervention developed in collaboration between the non-profit organization GAME and Steno Diabetes Centre Copenhagen. Four larger Danish municipalities: Esbjerg, København, Viborg and Aalborg, are partners in the project, which is expected to run from 2017-2022.


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