New face at IMC

2017.09.22 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Mette Terp Høybye is joining IMC as an associate professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine, AU for 20% of her time and spends the remaining 80% of her position at the Interdisciplinary Research Unit in the Elective Surgery Center, Silkeborg Regional Hospital.

Mette is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in anthropology and public health. Mette’s research has been concerned with the meaning, effect and potential of internet based social networks and the production of virtual spaces and self-technologies mediated by the internet for more than a decade. With particular empirical attention to exploring how people with serious or chronic illness may benefit from such networks in their process of rehabilitation. Related to this, she has a strong interest in the production of knowledge and decision making in clinical settings, specifically starting up projects currently on how new technologies become part of the negotiation of prognosis and decisions for treatment potential in patients with devastating brain injury.

Mette has spent time at Stanford University, US and at Leeds University, UK and has worked at the Danish Cancer Society Research Center, University of Southern Denmark and the National Institute of Public Health (SDU) before arriving at AU and Silkeborg Hospital.

On a different note, Mette lives just outside Horsens in a small cottage by a small forest with her family of three daughters between the ages of 3 and 16 and her husband, who’s a songwriter, a journalist and currently a MA student at Moesgaard.

Mette will be spending a day or two a week at IMC and is looking forward to future discussions and collaborations at the center.


Mette Terp Høybye, Dept. of Clinical Medicine and IMC