Head of department

Jan Tønnesvang is head of department at Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences.

Carsten René Jørgensen is debuty head of Department.



Jan Tønnesvang

Head of Department, Professor
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Director of studies

Helle Spindler  has been Director of Studies at the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences since January 2014

Helle was born in Dronninglund and raised in Frederikshavn. In 2001 she graduated as a Master in Psychology and she got her PhD in 2007.

Helle was then a postdoctoral position and after that also an assistant professor in 2010 , and in 2012 she began her lectureship .

Today, her research is primarily heart patients - and how they feel after they have been diagnosed with their heart. She works particularly with the Heart Foundation and has helped to publish a booklet on how it is to be a heart patient. She holds presentations and also participated in a telemedicine project in Aalborg, and has created a website where heart patients can chat with a nurse follow their own personal development by typing values into a form on the page and more.

At the same time she also collaborates with Professor Andrew Moskowitz to develop a research profile on Psychotraumatology, including through the research adits, and it is in this area her lectureship relate.

Helle has also served on the Board of Studies since 2010

Helle Spindler

Associate professor

Head of secretariat

Carsten Dalsager is head of secretariat at Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, a position he has held since 1 August 2011. Prior to this, he was head of administration at the Department of Psychology.

Carsten Dalsager has been with Aarhus University since 1994. He has also held positions as finance employee, research group secretary at the School of Economics and Management and special consultant at the University Studies Office with responsibility for study-related key figures. He comes from a position as head of administration at the Department of Psychology.

He has an MSc in Economics from Aarhus University and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Public Administration) from the former Aarhus School of Business.

Carsten Dalsager